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
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.
GFWC Morgan Park Junior Woman’s Club
Founded in 1934, the GFWC Morgan Park Junior Woman’s Club is perhaps best known for its Work Out to Wipe Out Domestic Violence Benefit Day, which raised over $10,000 last year.