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Founded in 1931, the Federation of American Women’s Clubs Overseas, Inc. (FAWCO) is an international network of independent volunteer clubs and associations. There are more than 75 member clubs in 40 countries worldwide, with a total membership in excess of 15,000.

FAWCO serves as a resource and channel of information among its members, promotes the rights of U.S. citizens overseas; is active as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) with consultative status to the UN Economic and Social Council; and contributes to the global community through its Task Forces and The FAWCO Foundation, which provides development grants and education awards. FAWCO and The FAWCO Foundation also collaborate on emergency funding for disaster relief.

AWC Finland was founded in 1970 and has been a member of FAWCO since 2001. The AWC Board appoints a member to act as FAWCO Representative as a liaison to FAWCO and to keep AWC Finland members informed of events and items of interest.  All members are encouraged to go to the FAWCO website for additional information.