The General Federation of Women’s Clubs is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization chartered in Washington, D.C. to fulfill a mission of enhancing communities through volunteer service.
GFWC Governance Documents
The current GFWC Strategic Plan was approved by the Board of Directors at the June 2016 Board of Directors Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland.
Audited Financial Statements and IRS Form 990
GFWC’s audited financial statements are published for its members. GFWC’s Board of Directors and management professionals act as stewards of the organization, but it belongs to members, past, present, and future. We publish the audited statements as a commitment to transparency and accountability in governance.
The statements are prepared by Rogers and Company, PLLC, an independent audit agency. We conduct periodic reviews to assure continuing objectivity on the part of the auditors, who report to the Executive Committee of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs.
To assist you in viewing GFWC’s financial report in appropriate context, please consider the following:
- Our program and activities follow a two-year administration cycle, but GFWC operates on a July 1-June 30 fiscal year
- GFWC’s Annual Convention occurs in the last month of each fiscal year, so we frequently collect income in one fiscal year, but pay expenditures for the previous year’s event in the another fiscal year. For example, income related to the 2012 GFWC Annual Convention was collected in FY2012, but certain expenditures related to the event are paid in FY2013, and will be so reflected in FY2013 financial statements
The bottom line is that GFWC is in solid financial condition. At this time, a large portion of our income is generated by membership dues. We continue to increase our non-dues based revenue sources to maintain and increase our income, and continually evaluate cost-savings opportunities.
Fiscal Year Audited Financial Statements
Fiscal Year Form 990
As a single mother of two boys requiring emergency medical care in the past, GFWC Oconomowoc Junior Woman’s Club member Elizabeth Davy was determined to work with her club and Emergency Medical Services for Children to fund pediatric jump kit bags for Wisconsin EMS departments.
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 Lawrence Classics Club
The GFWC Lawrence Classics Club (Kansas) has 19 members, and it’s an incredible mixture: one charter member has been involved since 1997; one member has been part of GFWC since 1960; there are a mother and daughter pair who are 2nd and 3rd generation clubwomen; four members are Boosters; and their youngest member only graduated from college last year. This assorted group shares the same values about volunteerism and puts them into action.