Above: Members attending the 2019 State Convention prepare to walk for the March of Dimes.
GFWC Virginia is a proud member of the General Federation of Women's Clubs (GFWC), one of the world's oldest and largest non-political, non-denominational organizations for women.
GFWC Virginia is a volunteer organization uniting 124 clubs in eight districts with 3072 members whose purpose is to provide service in our local communities, Virginia, and the world.
Members are at least 18 years of age and participate through both General and Junior Clubs. Juniorette Clubs, comprised of high school students, are sponsored and advised by a federated club.
What We Do
Members expended 257,543 hours in service to our communities in the areas of Arts & Culture, Civic Engagement & Outreach, Education & Libraries, Environment, Health & Wellness, Domestic & Sexual Violence Awareness, and Advocates for Children. Monetary donations of $527,148 were made and in-kind contributions of $555,198 were given.
Clubs embraced the 2022-2024 State Project - Education of Virginia’s Natural Resources, namely our flora and fauna, waters, soil and woods. Two 501(c)3 Virginia based foundations were adopted to support, Virginia Forestry Educational Foundation and the Virginia Wildlife Center.
The 2022 GFWC Virginia Annual Report is a compilation of the work of GFWC Virginia featuring District reports as well as award winners.
Supporting and promoting
education of Virginia’s natural
We are encouraging people of all
ages to enjoy and explore the
outdoors and experience the beauty
of our flora and fauna, water, soil and
Domestic and Sexual Violent Awareness and Prevention
In partnership with GFWC and community members, we pledge to work together with passion and purpose to advocate for
survivors of domestic and/or sexual violence and educate the public on the
prevalence of domestic and sexual violence in our local communities and how informing members can improve outcomes for survivors.
Advocates for Children
The Program was envisioned as a way for clubwomen to provide a voice for children and to teach and encourage parents and other caregivers to advocate for children at the grassroots level.
Read current issue of The Virginia Clubwoman as well as past issues, which are available to members from the password-protected Members page.
(Above: past recipient of the Phyllis V. Roberts scholarship)
Virginia offers two scholarships:
The Phyllis V. Roberts Scholarship
The Mary Macon McGuire Scholarship
We encourage qualified students to apply. Check your Yearbook for application information!