The Federation of American Women’s Clubs Overseas, Inc., is an international network of independent clubs and associations with a combined membership of nearly 18,000 in 37 countries worldwide.
FAWCO serves as a support network for members living and working abroad and is particularly active in concerns and issues of overseas Americans, education, environmental awareness, health, human rights and women’s and children’s rights in particular.
Founded in London in 1931, FAWCO is a non-partisan, not-for-profit corporation registered in the State of New York. A non-governmental organization (NGO) accredited by the UN, FAWCO has special consultative status to the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and is a member of CONGO, the Conference of NGOs. FAWCO is a member of the CONGO Committees on the Status of Women, the Special NGO Committee on Human Rights and the Committee on HIV/AIDS.
The FAWCO Foundation, the philanthropic arm of FAWCO, was incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1967. Through the FAWCO Foundation, FAWCO offers scholarships and funds Development Grant projects proposed by the Member Clubs.