The Heidelberg IWC is a proud Member Club of FAWCO. As a Member Club, our members can attend yearly conferences and regional meetings, have access to online resources and training, fundraise on a global scale for causes that we care about, apply for education awards and development grants, and much more. We are thrilled to be a part of this dynamic organization.

Founded in 1931, FAWCO is an international network of independent volunteer clubs and associations comprising 56 member clubs in 28 countries worldwide, with a total membership of around 10,000. FAWCO serves as a resource and a voice for its members; seeks to improve the lives of women and girls worldwide, especially in the areas of human rights, health, education and the environment; advocates for the rights of U.S. citizens overseas; contributes to the global community through its Teams and The FAWCO Foundation, which provides development grants for your favorite charities and education grants for yourself or family members.. As a member of HIWC, you are automatically a member of FAWCO.

The FAWCO Foundation
FAWCO’s sister organisation, The FAWCO Foundation is a board-only team that supports the philanthropic goals of FAWCO by developing, administrating and fundraising for programs that improve the lives of women and children worldwide. It oversees fundraising for Education Awards, Development Grants, and the FAWCO Target projects.

FAWCO Target Project
In 2009, FAWCO and The FAWCO Foundation announced the Target Program to bring a critical global issue to the attention of FAWCO Clubs, their members and the world. The Target Program offers opportunities for local FAWCO Clubs to make a global difference.

Target Programs:
• Follow a three-year cycle of issue awareness and education, project selection, fundraising, project monitoring, review and evaluation.
• Demonstrate the power of FAWCO Clubs working together toward a common goal.
• Increase knowledge and awareness of global issues affecting women.

Previous FAWCO Target Programs include:
2013-2016 – Human Rights: FREE THE GIRLS: Providing Economic Opportunity to Survivors of Human Trafficking ($172,000 raised)
2016-2019 – Education: Hope Beyond Displacement – Building better futures through education, vocational and leadership training for refugee women and girls in Jordan ($190,000 raised)
2019-2022 – Health: S.A.F.E. (Safe Alternatives for FGM Elimination), a project of Hope for Girls & Women Tanzania ($177,400 raised)