Dana Point Women’s Club has been an integral part of the South Orange County community since 1951. We are a 501(c)(3) non- profit organization, EIN # 33-0212059. We are affiliated with the California Federation of Women’s Clubs and the General federation of Women’s Clubs founded in 1890, one of the world’s largest and oldest non-partisan, non-denominational women’s volunteer organizations.
Our members are women of all ages and diversities who work together, focusing our time, talents and financial contributions to strengthen community. Our members seek to learn, improve and build lifelong friendships while having "fun in philanthropy". We unite together in our beloved coastal community with all the women who came before us, our current Club members, and all those who will continue our commitment to philanthropic service in the future. We are proud to continue the club's legacy of women supporting the Dana Point community for over 70 years.
We serve women, children and families in our local South Orange County community. DPWC members build camaraderie and make lifelong friendships while generously donating their time and talents. “Fun in philanthropy” is at the heart of what we do.
Dana Point Women's Club philanthropic programs benefit South Orange County women, children and families while addressing poverty, preventing homelessness and promoting literacy and education. Our current programs include:
Annual fundraiser benefiting
United Way OC’s SparkPoint in Dana Point, a financial literacy program aimed at preventing homelessness by empowering our most vulnerable families.
Project Angel Tree
Helping to make the holidays brighter by providing gifts to the children of SparkPoint OC.
Hosting diaper drives for 5th Regiment families and donating funds to local military support groups including Fisher House, the 5th Marine Regiment Support Group and others.
Book Drives for RH Dana and Palisades Elementary schools, as well as support of South Coast Literacy Council and Dana Point Public Library’s Summer Reading Program for Kids.
Handbags for Hearts
Supporting a charity founded by one of our generous members, we donate gently used handbags stuffed with toiletries and essential to 100 Spark Point Program women annually.
Donations of suitcases stuffed with bedding, clothing, toiletries, and toys for "My Own – A Case for Kids", a nonprofit group that coordinates with Orange County Social Services.
Awarding several local female scholars each year with $1,000 scholarships to help them fund college, community college, or trade school education.
Food drives hosted throughout the year, donating hundreds of pounds of food to Family Assistance Ministries, working to prevent hunger and support local families.
We are attuned to local needs in our community and support one-time project throughout the year, including Hugs for Heroes and Laura’s House.