Our  Mission . . .

Hesed House

Humanitarian Project

Indian Prairie Education Foundation - Fine Arts Festival

Jan's Book Angels


Light of the Heart

Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans

Mutual Ground

Naperville Cares / Loaves and Fishes

Naperville Community Radio Watch

Naperville Heritage Society

Naperville Independent Film Festival

Naperville Judd Kendall VFW Post 3873 Auxiliary

Naperville's Laughing Lincoln

Naperville Libraries

Naperville Responds For Our Veterans

Naperville Educational Foundation

North Central College Scholarship for the Arts

NWC Humanitarian Projects

NWC Young Adult Art Scholarship

Operation Smile

People’s Resource Center

Riverwalk Adult Day Services

SamarCare Counseling

Sharing Connections

Senior Home Sharing

St. Thomas the Apostle Care Pantry

Tammy's Trace

United Through Reading

Willowbrook Wildlife Center

Philanthropy has always been a key component of the mission of the Naperville Woman’s Club.  Members promote better lives for others through volunteer service. Each year we contribute tens of thousands of dollars to a changing list of beneficiaries. As a member of the General Federation of Woman's Clubs, NWC also supports a number of state, national, and international initiatives.

The members select a "Focus Charity" to be the major beneficiary of NWC philanthropy for one year. Smaller amounts are given to various other charities. These philanthropic endeavors are supported by the club's fundraisers throughout the year. Our Focus Charity 2019-2020's contribution to Mutual Ground was $10,000. the year's total cash and in-kind contributions totaled over $48,000.

Life today remains a mystery. We will not be selecting a "Focus Charity" for 2020-2021.We aim to keep our philanthropic mission this year, but are unsure of the amount we will be able to distribute come spring.

Below is a list of some of the charities who we have supported during the past 10 years.

360 Youth Services

Allen J Lynch Veterans Foundation

Arranmore Arts

Artful Impact

Aunt Mary's Storybook Project

Blessed Bonds

Canine Companions for Independence


College of DuPage Foundation

Community Career Center

Community Housing Association of DuPage


DuPage Senior Citizens Council


Ecumenical Adult Care

Families Helping Families

Family Shelter Service

Feed My Starving Children

Fisher House of Hines VA Hospital

Friends in Harmony

GFWC Federation and GFWC Illinois

   Prevent Child Abuse

   Isabella Candee Foundation

   Childrens Research Foundation

   Domestic Violence Awareness & Prevention


Heifer International

Healing Fields

Honor Flight


Would you like to make a Donation?

We wish to thank our community, businesses, supporters, members, friends and family who have helped us to provide for others through 120 years of service. For answers to your questions, please email"> For donations, simply  click the link at the bottom of this page or forward a check to us at:

Naperville Woman's Club

14 S. Washington Street

Naperville, IL 60540


The Naperville Woman's Club is registered as a 501 (c)3 organization, donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by the IRS