Awards, Contests, and Grants
GFWC clubs and members are eligible to compete for awards, participate in contests, and apply for grants that GFWC offers exclusively for its State Federations, clubs, Regions, districts, and individual members. Complete details regarding all of GFWC awards and contests are in the GFWC Club Manual in the Awards, Contest, and Grants sections, where you can find contest rules, tips for winning entries, judging criteria, and a downloadable Creative Arts Waiver Form for use in the GFWC Photography Contests and GFWC Writing Contests.
Minnie Bell Johnson
Minnie Bell Johnson is described by her fellow clubwomen as the happiest person they know, with a smile that brightens the whole room. Having just celebrated her 100th birthday, she has many reasons to smile. During her time with the Portland Woman’s Club (Oregon), she has served as both the club treasurer and club president. She’s still an active member to this day, voting on issues and club elections, and participating in projects like handing out personal care products to homeless women at the Rose Haven Women and Children’s Day Shelter.
Success For Survivors Scholarship
Each year, GFWC awards scholarships to help intimate partner abuse survivors obtain a post-secondary education that offers a chance to reshape their future by securing employment and gaining personal independence.
The Rochester Junior Women's Club
The Rochester Junior Women’s Club (Michigan) was established in 1956 with 16 members, and today has over 70 members that always come together to support one another. The club chooses three or four major charities to support and several smaller ones, donating approximately $30,000 each year. In total since its inception, the club has provided more than 1 million hours of community service, and raised more than $928,000 to support their community!