About Us

The Woman’s Club of Ridgewood

We are a membership of women who together assist hundreds in our area from the elderly to the young, providing scholarship monies for the next generation of college freshmen, holding food drives and other charitable endeavors within Bergen County. And we do it all while building friendships and infusing fun and culture in the organization. We also host game nights, concerts and craft sales, as well as blood drives, book club meetings and venue rentals. Every year, the Woman’s Club is fortunate to host celebrity speakers such as Sean Penn who discussed a work of fiction while actress Carmen Diaz entertained a large audience with an insightful talk about healthy living.

Since 1959, the Scholarship Trust Fund of the Woman’s Club of Ridgewood has awarded annual scholarships to Ridgewood High School seniors. Last year alone, we provided 27 students with much-needed scholarships to help ease the burden of the high cost of college tuition. Your donation will have a direct impact on the students as it will be used to fund scholarships for our recipients from the Ridgewood High School class of 2022.

The Woman’s Club caters to a wide variety of events, including social functions (weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, children parties, baby showers, anniversary parties, birthday parties, etc.), corporate events (training, meetings, dinner receptions, team building, workshop, etc.), non-profit events (fundraisers, meetings, etc.), performances (dance recitals, etc.), tradeshows and many more.


The General Federation of Women’s Clubs is an international women’s organization dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service. By Living the Volunteer Spirit, GFWC clubwomen transform lives each day, not simply with monetary donations, but with hands-on tangible projects that provide immediate impact. With a grassroots approach that often thinks locally but impacts globally, GFWC, its clubs and members remain committed to serving as a force for global good, as it has done since its formation.

GFWC members work in their own communities to support the arts, preserve natural resources, advance education, promote healthy lifestyles, encourage civic involvement, and work toward world peace and understanding.

The New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs is a proud partner with Douglass Residential College at Rutgers University. In addition, Douglass students enjoy the many benefits of partnerships including NJSFWC sponsored scholarship programs.

Member of The New Jersey State Federation of Women's Clubs ( NJSFWC )

A list of the charities we support is given below.

SHARE Inc. (Senior Housing Assoc. of Ridgewood and Environs), based in Ridgewood, provides affordable shared housing for ambulatory and independent senior citizens. Their facilities and services are provided at 2 locations in Ridgewood and are designed to meet the physical, social and psychological needs of seniors.

Sharing the Arts, based in Ridgewood, is a performing arts program for individuals with mild to moderate developmental delays. Their mission is to enhance the lives of children with special needs through performing arts.

For over 100 years, the volunteers at Social Service Association of Ridgewood and vicinity have been dedicated to helping the community.  They provide non-perishable foods, food vouchers, emergency rent, utility assistance, and support services to low-income families in the area.

YMCA RAINBOWS Programbased in Ridgewood, is a peer-support, confidential grief recovery program for children and teens. Rainbows provides free programs for young people who are grieving the loss of a parent or guardian due to divorce, deployment, death, or trauma.

YWCA Healing Space: A Sexual Violence Resource Center provides high-quality crisis intervention, advocacy, and support services to help promote the healing of anyone affected by sexual victimization. The center is the only organization in the county that provides free and confidential services 24 hrs per day, seven days per week.

Youth Consultation Service – The Holley Center, in Hackensack, is a non-profit social service agency dedicated to educating, sheltering, caring for and advocating for children in need. Their Holley Childcare and Development Center is a refuge for children who through no fault of their own have NO other place to call home. The center provides a safe haven for children who have endured abuse and neglect throughout their childhood and as a result suffer deep and emotional distress.

Womans Club Scholarship Trustfounded in 1959, provides scholarships to young women and men who are graduates of Ridgewood High School for study at accredited institutions of higher learning. Many of the scholarship recipients are dealing with issues such as the death or illness of a parent.

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