1931 Federation of American Women's Clubs in Europe founded in London to promote the concerns of its members as well as international issues; name changed to the Federation of American Women's Clubs Overseas (1935) with the acronym FAWCO.
1967 The FAWCO Foundation established as the philanthropic arm of FAWCO, registered as a 501(c)3 in the state of Missouri
1972 First scholarship ($1000) awarded; fundraising appeals launched. Grant made to AWC Brussels for the American International Youth Center.
1973 Precursor of later memorial awards given in memory of Edna Balfour.
1977 Awards Committee Chairperson established in Bylaws.
1978 Two scholarships of $1000/each announced. Grant made to AWC Brussels to establish children's library in club house.
1979 First use of the phrase "Merit Scholarship" to denote academic achievement with a stipend of $2000; two runner-up awards $1000/each. Board concentrated on funding for scholarships. Foundation began to serve individual clubs with the administration of their award programs.
2006 - 07 First Global Concerns Fund partnered with the Swiss foundation BioVision's projects to eradicate malaria in Africa. Friendship Dream Cruise to support Paul Newman's Association of Hole in the Wall Camps; Hole Lotta Fun Boxes placed in camps worldwide. Development Grant 'Around the Corner, a World Away' established for projects in Club host countries. Foundation nominated Global Concern Fund recipient BioVision for the 2007 Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize Foundation nominated for Council of Foundations Critical Impact Award. Foundation 40th (Ruby) Anniversary celebrated at the XXXVIII Biennial Conference, Lyon, France, March 2007. Commemorative publication presented to honor 40th Anniversary.
2007 - 08 $1 Million mark in giving reached in Education Awards & DGs; Restructuring of Foundation Board; Kids Help "School Supplies" Project joint effort with FAUSA; Foundation founder Mary Mag Hasse receives FAWCO Circle of Honor, Lyon Conference; 2008 Mary Mag Asian Studies Memorial Award honors founder; Foundation nominated for Council of Foundation's Critical Impact Award; Second FAWCO Foundation Dream Cruise for Kids Help Projects; Club Volunteer of The Year Award reinstated.