Development Grants


The FAWCO Foundation Development Grants - an Introduction

The FAWCO Foundation Development Grant Fund is a dynamic program which financially assists projects that are passionately supported by FAWCO Member Clubs. The purpose of the program is to fund projects that can make an immediate impact and lead to success for the people they support.  The assistance offered should be direct and have a sustainable goal.

FAWCO Member Clubs have been aiding worthy and reputable charitable projects throughout the world through The FAWCO Foundation for over 45 years.  Some clubs are working “hands-on” with their projects, while others make donations of goods or financial contributions. 

FAWCO Member Clubs are passionate about suporting projects that improve the human condition throughout the world. The DGs provide the financial assistance that can help the recipients achieve their goals.

The grant categories are aligned with the UN Millennium Goals.


*Is your Club interested in applying for a Development Grant?  The 2018 Development Grant application will be available in October, 2017.  Click Here for a sample application.  This will ensure that your Club is prepared with all the necessary documents required for the application.



*UPDATE - These Grants were awarded at the beginning of April, 2017, at the Biennial Conference in Mumbai, India.  Click Here to see the 2017 Development Grant recipients!


The FAWCO Foundation 2017 Development Grants were offered in three categories: Education, Health and Human Rights.  All grants were in the amount of $4500.  

The Foundation was very pleased to offer a NEW GRANT in the Health category - the Languedoc-Roussillon Feeding The World grant.  Please see below for descriptions of all the grants.


For projects which promote literacy, support academic studies, build or provide classrooms, libraries or general learning facilities for disadvantaged children. The Pam Dahlgren grant is specifically for the geographical area of Africa.

AW of Surrey Hope Through Education

Pam Dahlgren Educating Africa's Children



For projects providing medical treatment, diagnostic services, preventive care or medical counseling. This can include but is not limited to cancer, HIV/AIDS, other diseases, the critically ill, the disabled, the aged, medical transport, special needs and maternal health for mothers and children.

The Coughlan Family Foundation’s Support in Sickness and Health

Critical Health Concerns, sponsored in part by Renuka Matthews

AWGLR Feeding The World



For projects which provide vocational training, teach practical skills and promote social entrepreneurial initiatives for at-risk/marginalized population groups and for projects addressing the critical problems of violence, food and shelter, healthcare, education, poverty, advocacy, human trafficking, prostitution, refugees or cultural understanding in a FAWCO Member Club’s host country or the world.

Breaking the Cycle, sponsored in part by AILO Florence

FAUSA Displaced Women and Children


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Who We Are


The FAWCO Foundation was created in 1967 and is the philanthropic arm of FAWCO, a network of independent American and international volunteer organizations representing private-sector American citizens overseas. FAWCO consists of over 64 clubs throughout the world. We are a U.S. non-profit corporation, registered in the State of Missouri as a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization.

The FAWCO Foundation supports the philanthropic goals of FAWCO by developing, administering and fundraising for programs that improve the lives of women and children worldwide. 

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