Philanthropy With AWC Basel

AWC Basel supports various local and international organizations through our fundraising efforts. One hundred percent of all money raised goes directly to our supported charities. Additionally, we work as hands-on volunteers at our local charity and organize charity and fundraising events. Please contact our President at to volunteer or for any questions you may have about our supported charities.

Currently, AWC Basel supports the following:


Each year at our Annual General Meeting, our members vote for a local Swiss charity to support for the upcoming club year. The majority of our fundraising and volunteer efforts throughout the year are focused on this chosen organization. We host a variety of fundraisers throughout the year to raise money for our organization of choice.

Our local charity for the 2017-2018 club year is Soup and Chill, Basel. The “Soup & Chill” warming room was founded in 2006 by: Claudia Adrario, Catherine Darge and Irène Lengacher. This special place offers a safe place to go for young adults and others who need support, especially during the winter.

Soup & Chill is located at Solothurnerstrasse 8 , close to the railway station SBB. Soup & Chill has become an important social institution in Basel.

For more information please visit their website at:


2016-2017: Tierschutz beider Basel

2015-2016: SOS Mothers to Be

2013-2014: Sahara

2012-2013: Wohnwerk



We support our parent organization, FAWCO (Federation of American Women’s Clubs Overseas) and the FAWCO Foundation Target Program. The Target Program allows FAWCO clubs worldwide to work together and pool efforts and contribute together towards a UN Millennium goal.