The FEW Foundation for Education and Training (Foundation) (FFET) was established in 2004 as the 501(c)(3) charitable arm of the Federally Employed Women (FEW) membership organization. The Foundation's purpose was to raise funds for scholarships to be presented at FEW's annual National Training Program for federally employed women. Given that FEW is a 501(c)(4) organization, the idea of having a 501(c)(3) charitable arm to secure tax-deductable donations has greatly benefitted the FEW members.
The Foundation's Board of Trustees consists of nine (9) FEW members. A Council of Advisors was later established to connect the Foundation with the private sector experience and to establish educational contacts for future academia and fundraising events.
The Foundation continues to partner with Grantham University to offer scholarships to FEW members, their spouses and/or partners, and their dependent children. The numerous scholarships awarded have afforded a significant number of FEW members with the career-changing opportunity to complete their college education and possibly move forward in their careers. Another educational aspect of the Foundation is Ed2Go, an educational resource offering online classes at extremely affordable rates, on a flexible schedule, and often with an instructor.
Scholarship funding is provided to support any of the ten (10) Regional Training Programs.
As part of the Foundation's fundraising activities, we are an approved Amazon Associate, plus we sell Terri Lynn snacks and Avon products; in addition to other periodic fundraisers.
In consideration of our tax-exempt status, financial donations are received and used for the various scholarship programs, and in support of the general budget. If requested, the Foundation's Treasurer will provide you a receipt for your tax deductable donation.
If you are interested in making a monetary contribution (other than through the PayPal link below) please contact the Foundation President, Cindy Higgins at FEWFoundation@FEW.org for complete details.