Dignity, Service, Graciousness & Conviviality – Since 1927

Who We Are

The Girl Friends Incorporated is one of the oldest and most highly respected social organizations of African American women in the United States.  

Founded in 1927 in New York City during the Harlem Renaissance, there are currently 48 Girl Friend Chapters across the United States. Girl Friends serve their communities in many capacities—as authors, professors, doctors, lawyers, business owners, U.S. Congress members, wives and mothers.

The organization’s main purpose is to:

Our community service includes charitable and cultural activities.  Nationally, contributions have been made to major organizations such as the NAACP, the United Negro College Fund, the Children’s Defense Fund, The Martin Luther King Memorial Foundation, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, and Flint Water Crisis. In 1989, the Girl Friends Fund was founded as a separate 501(c)3 nonprofit organization to provide financial assistance to students nationwide.