The GFWC Arts and Culture Community Service Program promotes and supports art and cultural programs in communities nationwide, and works to expand understanding on every level, from local and regional to national and international. Our goal is to create projects that include crafts, dance, drama, food, music, and other manifestations of art and culture that develop skills, awareness, and appreciation. It is designed to inspire and ignite a desire to make the world a more beautiful, thoughtful, and caring place.

2023 Program Statistics

390,281 Volunteer Hours

9,255 Projects Completed

Why it Matters


Combined, art and culture are subjects of study primarily concerned with the processes, and products of human creativity and social life, such as languages, literature, imagination, developing the technical ability to create something from nothing, and the capacity to bridge the things that separate us from one another; age, education, location, religion, or economic disparity. Arts and Culture create common ground on which to build a mutual understanding and respect of one for the other.

GFWC undertakes projects and programs to highlight and focus support for all aspects of human expression. Local activities include art scholarships and contests, community beautification, theater activities, libraries, photography, choral performances and much more.

“You can’t use up creativity.  The more you use, the more you have.”

—Maya Angelou

Developing Community Oriented Art

GFWC takes an active role in creating and enhancing communities by partnering with City Governments, Chambers of Commerce, local schools, and other organizations (i.e., Art League or Artist Guild) to create mural paintings throughout the city or town. Murals that highlight the local culture and display pride in their town’s history and traditions, as well as showcase local celebrities or figures prominent in the historical legacy of the community.

Arts & Culture Community Service Program Club Projects:

GFWC Gulf shore woman’s club, alabama

GFWC Alabama’s Gulf Shore Woman’s Club assisted a Memory Care Unit with five crafts: flower arrangements. Residents used fine and gross motor skills and worked with others. Another was to make Valentine’s Day cards for family and other residents and then decorate cookies to eat. Painting and decorating wooden pumpkins to hang on doors, assembling felt turkeys, and making placemats with peel-and-stick decorations were also included.

gfwc woman’s citizenship club of Alamosa, colorado

GFWC Colorado’s Woman’s Citizenship Club of Alamosa, in a heartwarming collaboration with the Alamosa Live Music Association, the Retired Senior Volunteer Program, and the Food Bank Network of the San Luis Valley, organized a food drive on Sundays during six free concerts in the park. The community’s generous donations played a pivotal role in addressing food insecurity, making a significant difference in our shared mission.





2023 GFWC Statistical Data