FAUSA stands for the Federation of American Women’s Clubs Overseas (FAWCO) Alumni USA, the alumnae arm of an international network of over 60 independent volunteer clubs and associations in over 30 countries, with a total membership of more than 10,000. When the members of those clubs return to the US, many join the FAUSA network of expatriates and returnees to keep their connection to their clubs, maintain overseas friendships, and continue to participate in world affairs through the FAWCO Global Issues Teams and UN activities. They also benefit from the support of fellow returnees in experiencing the joys, challenges and changes involved in returning home to the US. FAUSA members and children are eligible to apply for The FAWCO Foundation Education Awards and may propose eligible projects for a Foundation Development Grant. Members may also nominate a project for FAUSA’s annual Banner Project.