GFWC is not currently accepting applications for tax-exempt status under GFWC’s group exemption.
Applications are accepted once an administration. GFWC will announce when applications will be accepted again in Clubwoman Magazine, News & Notes, social media, and on this website.
As part of the application process, clubs and state federations are required to incorporate GFWC into their name and follow the same fiscal year as GFWC which is July 1 to June 30. Applicants may also have to change their current bylaws to reflect the stated mission or purpose of a 501(c)(3) organization, which is charitable. Bylaws will also have to include provisions that clubs and state federations will not raise funds for private interests or an individual and, that should the organization disband, all funds raised would be distributed to another 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Applicants would have a year to complete necessary changes once GFWC receives and approves the group exemption application.
Applicants will be notified if they are approved for inclusion. Once an application is approved, clubs or state federations have one year to amend bylaws.
Approved applicants must agree to send a representative to attend a group exemption workshop at GFWC’s annual convention.
Justine, whose husband Paul is a Vietnam Army veteran, has been an active clubwoman for 17 years. If there’s a club office, she’s held it.
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.
GFWC Polk County Service Club
GFWC Polk County Service Club (Oregon) served as the coordinators for the Polk County Fair Talent Contest. There were two divisions (Youth from age 3-12 and Young Adult from 13-19) with 17 contestants. Laurel Jones, Vice President of GFWC Polk County Service Club, served as the Mistress of Ceremonies. Parents, grandparents, and friends all came out to fill the audience and it was very well attended. One of the Judges was GFWC Oregon State President, Pam Briggs.