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.


2019 DEVELOPMENT GRANTS                                      

There are seven Development Grants offered for 2019.  The recipients will be announced at the FAWCO Conference in Edinburgh, Scotland in the spring.



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 grants available:

AW of Surrey Hope Through Education - $5500                      
For programs addressing general education.
Educating Women & Girls Worldwide, sponsored in part by Renuka Matthews - $5500              
For programs specifically aimed at women and/or girls.
Pam Dahlgren Educating Africa's Children - $5500              
For programs specifically in the geographical area of Africa and will be awarded to the Africa-focused nominated project which receives the most votes.



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

Nurturing Our Planet - $5500



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.

Critical Health Concerns - $5500



For projects in a FAWCO Member Club’s host country or the world:

  • providing vocational training, teaching practical skills and promoting social entrepreneurial initiatives for at-risk/marginalized population groups
  • or projects addressing the critical problems of violence, food and shelter, healthcare, education, poverty, advocacy, human trafficking, prostitution, refugees, including all those impacted by economic, political or other forced migration
  • or promoting cultural understanding

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 AW Eastern Province - $5500

FAUSA Effecting Change For Women and Children at Risk - $5500


2019 Development Grant Application

2019 Development Grant Application Timeline  (A guide to timely submission of your DG Application)


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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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