FAWCO Foundation: Development Grants

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Predicted deadline: Jan 27, 2023

Grant amount: US $5,000

Fields of work: Environmental Education Immigration & Refugee Rights Diseases & Conditions Surgery Disability Care & Services Obstetrics & Neonatal Care Vocational & Trade Education Preventative Healthcare Maternal And Perinatal Health Emergency Medical Care & Services Entrepreneurship Human Trafficking Health Care Access & Delivery Cancer/Oncology HIV/AIDS Addiction & Substance Use Disorders Mental Health & Psychiatric Diseases Palliative Care Children’s Health & Pediatrics Life Skills Training & Rehabilitation Food Access & Hunger Supportive Housing & Shelters Refugee Services Cross-Cultural Understanding & Exchanges Violence Prevention Poverty Alleviation & Services Social Justice / Human Rights Educational Access & Equity Show all

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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The FAWCO Foundation Development Grant

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. 

The Foundation encourages FAWCO clubs to nominate grassroots organizations that receive little or no great sponsorship or support. Each FAWCO club may nominate two different projects each year.

Grant Categories

The grant categories are aligned with the UN Millennium Goals.

The FAWCO Foundation 2020 Development Grants will be offered in these categories:


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 which will be given to the three projects receiving the most votes.

  • AW Surrey Hope Through Education $5,000
  • Educating Women & Girls Worldwide, sponsored in part by Renuka Matthews $5,000
    • For programs specifically aimed at women and/or girls.
  • Pam Dahlgren Educating Africa’s Children $5,000
    • For programs specifically in the geographical area of Africa and will be awarded to the Africa-focused nominated project which receives the most votes.

Human Rights

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

  • providing vocational training, teaching practical skills, promoting social entrepreneurial initiatives for at-risk/marginalized population groups, 
  • or 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 the generosity in sponsorship, there are three awards available which will be given to the three projects receiving the most votes.

  • Breaking the Cycle, sponsored in part by AW Eastern Province $5,000
  • FAUSA Effecting Change for Women and Children at Risk $5,000 
  • Safe Haven, sponsored in part by the family and friends of Louise Greeley-Copley $5,000
    • For programs specifically supporting the Human Right to Safety and Shelter including:
      • Refugee Programs  
      • Protection for Women and Children Fleeing Violence
      • Victims of Human Trafficking
      • Shelters for Natural or Man-made Disasters


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

  • Nurturing Our Planet - $5000

Global Issues - NEW for 2020! 

Close To Home $5,000                  

This Grant can be placed within any of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to which we align our Development Grants in the areas of Education, Environment, Health and Human Rights. In order to recognize FAWCO club’s local charities that are often overlooked on the world’s stage, the TFF is offering this Development Grant that is available for projects that take place in the nominating Club’s home country.


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 - $5000

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Charitable organizations are eligible to apply
  • Projects are located in over 50 countries worldwide


This page was last reviewed August 05, 2022 and last updated December 13, 2021