AAUW Affiliate Agreements

Leaders from every AAUW branch and state must sign an affiliate agreement. Here’s the information you need to complete that task.

In 2009, AAUW was recognized as a tax-exempt nonprofit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Our structure also includes a small 501(c)(4) entity (AAUW Action Fund) that houses our Lobby Corps and get-out-the-vote activities.

Because of these changes, in order to meet IRS requirements, all AAUW branches and states must sign one of the below AAUW affiliate agreements. The completion of an Affiliate agreement is a one-time reporting task, unless or until your status changes. Branches that have not returned their affiliate agreements will be contacted by the AAUW national office. To return an affiliate agreement, please email connect@aauw.org and send the information via certified mail to:

American Association of University Women
1310 L St. NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20005
Attn: Membership/Connect2AAUW Department



Without exception, every national membership organization that has local affiliates requires affiliates to sign one or more documents that are the functional equivalent of the Affiliate Agreement. Read more about the relationship AAUW has to its states, branches and other affiliated entities that use the AAUW name, and the necessity for AAUW and its affiliates to execute a written agreement that delineates the rights and duties of all parties (an “Affiliate Agreement”).