The FAWCO Foundation Education Awards Program
FAUSA funds the The FAWCO Foundation's Education Award, FAUSA SKILLS ENHANCEMENT AWARD which allows FAWCO/FAUSA members to acquire new skills or enhance already existing ones. FAUSA members and their children are eligible for this and other education awards from The FAWCO Foundation. FAUSA board members and their children are not eligible.
Created by and for FAWCO clubs and FAUSA, the Education Awards program recognizes and honors the academic excellence and all-around achievement of the children of FAWCO and FAUSA members, as well as of FAWCO members themselves. FAWCO aims to promote international understanding and good will by giving annual awards for study, in the US or abroad, at high school, undergraduate and graduate levels to these well-educated, linguistically-gifted and internationally-oriented children and adults. Therefore, every year The FAWCO Foundation recognizes their unique gifts and honors their excellence by giving grants to the most outstanding to help them pursue their education.
Since the first award was given under the aegis of The FAWCO Foundation in 1972, many hundreds of thousands of dollars have been awarded to over 150 recipients. Every year the program is modified, according to funds available and to the changing needs of members and members' children.
Who is Eligible?
The FAWCO Foundation Education Awards program is open to all FAWCO and FAUSA members and their children, regardless of nationality and regardless of whether or not the affiliated Club has made a contribution to The Foundation’s programs. The children of the members, and the members themselves, of the Board of Directors of The FAWCO Foundation are not eligible for awards, in conformance with IRS rules and regulations governing 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporations.
More information about current awards and award applications can be found HERE.
The FAWCO Foundation Development Grants
FAUSA funds the EFFECTING CHANGE FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN AT RISK DEVELOPMENT GRANT in the Human Rights category. FAUSA members can also recommend organizations that FAUSA, or at least two FAUSA members, have supported for at least one year for nomination for any of the Development Grants. Such recommendations should be submitted to the FAUSA board in a timely manner to meet grant submission deadlines.
The FAWCO Foundation Development Grant Fund is a dynamic program that financially assists projects that 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 and have a sustainable goal. The grant categories are aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals in the categories Education, Health, Environment, and Human Rights.
FAWCO Member Clubs and FAUSA have been aiding worthy and reputable charitable projects throughout the world through The Foundation for over 45 years. Some clubs are working “hands-on” with their projects, while others make donations of goods or financial contributions.
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.
More information about current Development Grants and grant applications can be found HERE.