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
Mary Lou Parks
For accomplished author and GFWC clubwoman Mary Lou Parks, writing her club history, HerStory, was a journey that formed lasting friendships and a new perspective on women’s history.
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 Woman's Club of Westminster
The GFWC Woman’s Club of Westminster (Maryland) has an annual project that corresponds with one of International President Brock's Seven Grand Initiatives. Every year the club partners with Penguin Random House, one of the area’s publishing houses and distributor of books, to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday.