Local in Cologne • Global at Heart

Charitable Giving

In 2006, the Club received its article of incorporation as a nonprofit organization (e.V. status) and stipulated, through its constitution, a commitment to help the local and international community at large, with a specific focus on women and children.

The AIWCC aligns its charitable efforts with the FAWCO Target Program’s three year cycle, with the overarching goal to improve the lives of women and girls ​​in the areas of Education, Environment, Health and Human Rights on a rotating basis. The current Target Program for Health launched in March 2019 and runs through March 2022.

Supporting Local and International Communities

By supporting one local charity for a three-year period, we build a close relationship with our chosen organization where we seek to make a meaningful difference through our financial support. Our charity partner keeps us abreast of their good works, future projects and how donated funds are being utilized.

The AIWCC is currently seeking nominations for local charities focused on health for women and children. Here is what you need to know…

  • The charity/organization must serve women and children.
  • The charity/organization's work must address a health issue.
  • The charity/organization should be located in the Cologne area; it does not need to be within the city limits.
Do you have a local organization to nominate?
Deadline for nominations has been extended through the end of June. The local charity will be announced at the Welcome Back Brunch in September.

Our international charity is always the current FAWCO Target Project. Donations are made through The FAWCO Foundation and progress is monitored and shared by FAWCO.

Project Selection is currently underway. Any FAWCO member may submit a proposal. To learn more read Could My Project be the Target Project for Health?

Deadline for submission is September 30th; a short list of projects will be presented to Member Clubs in January for them to vote on in February. The Target Project for Health will be announced in March 2020 at the FAWCO Interim Meeting.

Club fundraising is done throughout the year. In recent years, our main Charity events have been the Sustainable Fashion Bash and Trivia Night. In past years, the club held formal galas, benefit concerts, a Christmas bazaar, wine tastings and auctions (handbags anyone?). Not all fundraising is a major event. We also have smaller initiatives such as book sales, raffles and much more.

If you would like to donate to one of our featured charities through the AIWCC or provide matching funds to encourage further fundraising, we will be glad to recognize you here on our website. For information, please contact

Whatever we do - we have fun and do good!

We are grateful for the support from these organizations.


Freischem & Partner

KKHT Schwarz Weiss Koeln

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