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.
Lorraine Gorham is one busy clubwoman. Not only is she a wife, mother, and grandmother, she is also a member of seven clubs and serves as a club president and state chairman.
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.
Junior Woman's Club of State College
When Robbin Zirkle moved back to the area after grad school, she addressed the challenge many people face as adults—making new friends— by joining the Junior Woman’s Club of State College (Pennsylvania). GFWC provided her a place to connect with like-minded women who shared her passion for community service.