Development Grants


       The FAWCO Foundation Development Grants


The FAWCO Foundation Development Grants financially assist projects which are passionately supported by FAWCO Member Clubs and FAUSA. 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, with a goal of sustainability.

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

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

The Development Grant categories are aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in the areas of Education, Environment, Health and Human Rights.


2018 DEVELOPMENT GRANTS                  

There were eight Development Grants offered for 2018.  The recipients were announced at the Interim Meeting in The Hague. The following Development Grants were offered.


For projects promoting literacy, supporting academic studies, building or providing classrooms, libraries or general learning facilities for disadvantaged children or providing training designed to lead to economic and other types of empowerment for women and girls.

AW of Surrey Hope Through Education

AWC The Hague Creating Better Futures

Pam Dahlgren Educating Africa's Children


For projects promoting the responsible use of the environment to provide for the basic needs of a family or a community.

Nurturing Our Planet


For projects providing medical treatment, diagnostic services, preventive care or medical counseling. This can include, but is not limited to, cancer, HIV/AIDS, communicable, non-communicable and environmental diseases, substance abuse, life-improving surgeries, mental issues, 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 Mathews


For projects which provide vocational training, teach practical skills and promote social entrepreneurial initiatives for at-risk/marginalized population groups as well as 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 and AW Eastern Province

FAUSA Effecting Change For Women and Children at Risk


Is your Club considering submitting an application for the 2019 Grants? 

A "watermarked" version of the 2018 application is available here.  This allows anyone planning on submitting a DG application in 2019 to see exactly what is required.  The 2019 application will be posted in September, 2018.

Please consult the Month-by-Month Application Timeline below for useful advice on timely submission of your application.

Development Grant Application Timeline


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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.  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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