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 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 and have a sustainable goal.

FAWCO Member Clubs and FAUSA have been aiding worthy and reputable charitable projects throughout the world through The 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 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 grant categories are aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals in the categories Education, Environment, Health and Human Rights.





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.

Due to the generosity in sponsorship, there are three awards available:
The AW Surrey and AWC The Hague Grants will be given to the two general-education nominated projects receiving the most votes.

The Pam Dahlgren Grant is specifically for an educational program in the geographical area of Africa and will be awarded to the Africa-focused nominated project which receives the most votes.

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.

Due to generosity in sponsorship, there are two grants available.  These will be given to the two nominated projects receiving the most votes.

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.

Due to generosity in sponsorship, there are two grants available. These will be given to the two nominated projects receiving the most votes.

Breaking the Cycle     Sponsored in part by AILO Florence and AW Eastern Province

FAUSA Effecting Change For Women and Children at Risk


2018 Development Grant Application

Development Grant Application Timeline

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Fawco Foundation

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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