National & Local Affiliate Organizations

An Organization of Organizations

Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune recognized the necessity to extend the leadership of Black women through a national organization. In 1935, Bethune, called together 28 national women leaders to form "an organization of organizations," a council that became the National Council of Negro Women, Inc. (NCNW). Bethune envisioned NCNW serving as a clearinghouse, facilitating networking and coalition building, and advocating the use of collective power on issues affecting women, their families, and their communities. Today, NCNW sponsors educational, economic, social, and cultural projects nationally and locally to achieve equality of opportunity.

With its 39 national affiliates and more than 240 sections, NCNW is a 501(c)3 organization with an outreach to nearly four million women.

American Federation of Teachers, Human Rights & Community Relations
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc.
Chums, Inc.
Continental Societies, Inc.
Delicados, Inc.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Eta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
Gamma Phi Delta Sorority
Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc.
Knights of Peter Claver, Ladies Auxiliary
Lambda Kappa Mu Sorority
Las Amigas, Inc.
Les Gemmes, Inc.
National Association of Negro Business & Prof. Women's Clubs
National Association of University Women
National Bar Association, Women Lawyers Division
National Black Nurses Association, Inc.
National Coalition of 100 Black Women
National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Incorporated
National Women of Achievement, Inc.
Order of the Eastern Stars, National Grand Chapter, National Supreme Council
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Grand Chapter
Swing Phi Swing, Social Fellowship, Inc.
Tau Gamma Delta Sorority
The Charmettes, Inc.
The Links Incorporated and The Links Foundation Incorporated
Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc.
Woman's Home & Overseas Missionary Society, A.M.E. Zion
Women's Missionary Council, C.M.E. Church
Women's Missionary Society, A.M.E. Church
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.