About the San Jose Woman’s Club

Our mission is to give back to the community we live in.

We are women who get things done.

  • We are successful in our careers and we take those abilities and learnings and  apply them to the community.
  • We roll up our sleeves and work hard together whether it's organizing an event, speaking to our community, or cooking lunches for the under-served.

We make a difference.

  • We work collaboratively together to solve problems that impact our community.
  • We help mentor local girls  at computer camp to help better their future.
  • We  attend a book and cultural group to talk about what interests us.
  • Or, perhaps we just want to attend the big gala fundraisers.

Do you want to join us?

  • We don't put requirements on your schedule or time.
  • We know you have a busy schedule and time is a commodity.
  • You choose the activities and groups that make sense to you.
  • There are no minimum meeting requirements or financial obligations.

We will be here, and have been for over 120 years.

Who We Help

Since its founding in 1894, the San Jose Woman’s Club has been dedicated to supporting the city’s cultural, educational, civic and community initiatives through charitable works.  You can read about our proud history and our longstanding work in the community.   More recently, our charitable works and financial gifts have benefited institutions including:

  • Hosting the eBay Computer Camp for Girls at SJWC, in partnership with eBay’s Women in Technology group. The one-week camp provides mentoring for 30 at-risk girls between the ages of 8 and 11 who attend nearby Horace Mann Elementary.
  • Support of women in transition by gathering and distributing women’s undergarments, hosting an annual tea or make over day, and throwing the annual OktoBRAfest fundraiser.
  • Providing lunch and activities once per month for a local downtown shelter.
  • Making pocket bears distributed by the police and fire departments, Halloween treat bags and Christmas stockings for children in need.


Click here to download your copy of the San Jose Woman’s Club Bylaws. If you are unable to view or download the bylaws, contact the San Jose Woman’s Club Recording Secretary at secretary@sjwomansclub.org or swing by the Club office to get a copy of the Bylaws.


Membership is only $90 per year ($60 seniors and students) and is open to all.

Groups meet on a regular schedule and provide information and friendship for members with shared interests.