More than 60,000 members of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs are united in their dedication to volunteer community service. While diverse in age, interests, and experiences, all clubwomen are united by a desire to create positive change in their communities.

With roots in local communities and branches around the world, GFWC members enjoy opportunities to learn from and share with one other at District, State Federation, Region, and international meetings, seminars, and conventions. Operating under the broad umbrella of community service, GFWC clubs are able to assess the needs of their individual communities, consider the abilities and interests of their members, and focus their projects and programs in areas that satisfy the needs of both. Program guidelines, materials, and resources provided by GFWC and State Federations assist clubs in serving the needs of their communities effectively and efficiently.



Positive Change




My mother is a long-time member of GFWC. Being a member of GFWC is generational in my family. One of our values is the importance of serving others. As Director of Junior Clubs, I know firsthand the feeling of elation that comes from knowing I’ve helped people in my community that need our support. There is no greater satisfaction.

—Katie Moydell, GFWC Director of Junior Clubs (2022-2024)
collection of GFWC International Past Presidents installation gowns

Clubwoman Magazine

GFWC Clubwoman Magazine is the premier publication of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, and one of the most useful and beneficial communication tools we have to inform and educate our Federation about community service opportunities, project ideas, and ways to enhance club operations. Published quarterly, the magazine is a source for insightful and informative content that keeps our members in tune with all things GFWC. The magazine is released seasonally, and all past electronic issues are archived in the GFWC Digital Library.

Digital Library

The GFWC Digital Library contains the essential resources developed by clubwomen and GFWC staff to help you make an impact in your community.

Here you will find the current Club Manual, a document created to guide clubs in the overall mission of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs. The GFWC Club Manual provides project inspiration, affiliate organization contacts, award & grant forms, and current program information.


United in our dedication to volunteer community service.


members in affiliated clubs in every state


existing volunteer clubs across the globe


founded in 1890, GFWC has over a century of history