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.
Sharon Oliphant is filled with positive energy and gratitude for all of the opportunities she has to give back because of GFWC. In 2018 she will begin her time as Florida State President, and Sharon is assume the role and work with her enthusiastic Florida clubwomen to make a difference.
Success For Survivors Scholarship
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