The Guam Women's Club has been raising funds for the betterment of the island community since it's inception. Prior to the establishment of the GWC Philanthropic Fund in 2007, the GWC annually selected particular causes and organizations to fund with the monies raised from their fundraising activities. In order to serve the community better, the Philanthropic Fund was established to allow community groups to apply for funding for projects and other uses for their particular cause. This was the Club's way of "spreading the wealth" so to speak. This also allowed the Club to meet one of it's primary goals of lending "support to other civic and service organizations in their efforts to better local conditions."
The purposes of the Guam Women’s Club, Inc. as stated in Section 3.1 of the Amended Articles of Incorporation:
To investigate, discuss and seek improvement of conditions within the territory of Guam, which affect the general welfare, education, and health of the population;
To engage in research on local, Pacific-Asiatic and World problems;
To lend support to other civic and service organizations in their efforts to better local conditions;
To extend the public benefit phases of the program of the corporation to as many persons as possible;
To engage in fund raising activities for the purpose of securing funds to be used for public benefit programs;
Funds awarded to an applicant organization must be in line with the stated purposes of the Guam Women’s Club.
Applicant must be a nonprofit organization in good standing with the Dept. of Revenue and Taxation.
Applicant must inform the GWC of the purpose for requested funds in writing by completing the Guam Women’s Club Grant Application. Grant funds can be used for any purpose in helping the applicant to carry out its goal as long as it is in line with these guidelines.
Special consideration is given to requests that will use GWC funds to leverage other funding or to meet a match from another funding source.
In times of disaster or calamity, the Guam Women’s Club may waive these guidelines and the application in order to provide needed service/facility to the Guam community.
A written financial report must be submitted to the Guam Women’s Club for organizations that receive over five thousand dollars from the Guam Women’s Club.
Organizations that receive financial donations from the GWC must acknowledge the Guam Women’s Club in any publicity of the program/activity/service for which the funds are used.
Cover Letter A cover Letter is required. It should be typed on your organization’s letterhead, be no more than 2 pages, and include the following information:
Your organization’s mission/description
Detailed project/program description for which you are seeking funding Goals of the project/program
A specific dollar request
Specific outcome to be realized with GWC’s donation, if approved