Group Exemption Benefit

GFWC is once again offering tax-exempt status as a benefit of membership under GFWC’s group exemption umbrella.

GFWC will accept new applications every two years. The next time GFWC will accept applications for inclusion in GFWC’s group exemption umbrella will be January through March 2018.

The new application will be announced in September 2017 in GFWC Clubwoman Magazine, New & Notes, and on GFWC’s Facebook page.

Clubs/State Federations will be required to incorporate GFWC into their name and follow the same fiscal year as GFWC (July 1 to June 30). Club’s/State Federation’s bylaws will also have to reflect its stated purpose as a 501(c)(3) organization. These changes may require a change in club/state federation bylaws, but clubs/state federations will have a year to complete necessary changes once GFWC receives the group exemption application.

The Club/State Federation applications accepted by March 2018 will be notified by May 2018 if approved for inclusion. Once a Club/State Federation’s application is approved, a Club/State Federation has one year to amend bylaws and a representative must attend the 501(c)(3) group exemption workshop at the 2018 GFWC Convention in St. Louis. After final approval, Clubs/State Federations will be included in GFWC’s group exemption in March 2019.


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