Chicago Foundation for Women raises money to fund and support organizations that help women and girls—it's all about making smarter connections between need, money and solutions.

We improve the lives of women and girls through grants, advocacy, leadership development, and public and grantee education.


This Mother’s Day (May 11), indulge your mom or another remarkable person in your life with a decorated half-pound box of Goodies© chocolate-covered English toffee.  In doing so, you will also be empowering Chicago-area women in greatest need Chicago.

That’s because half of the proceeds for each box of candy will support Chicago Foundation for Women’s mission to advance basic rights and equal opportunities for Chicago-area women and girls.

Make a special Mother's Day gift today. 

 Learning to Lead

Board Boot Camp

Board Boot Camp

According to Charlotte Beers, the author of, I’d Rather Be in Charge, “any woman can learn to lead, it’s just a matter of preparing them.” CFW’s Board Boot Camp does just that.

Read "Learning to Lead."

29th Annual Luncheon Speaker
Billie Jean King

We are delighted to welcome Billie Jean King as our keynote speaker for the 29th Annual Luncheon on September 18 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago!

Billie Jean King created new inroads for men and women in sports and beyond during her legendary tennis career and she continues to make her mark today.

To learn more about Billie Jean King and Chicago Foundation for Women's 29th Annual Luncheon, please visit 


 CFW 2012-2013 Annual report 

Our 2012 – 2013 Annual Report is now available online

Take a moment to read the personal stories that showcase Chicago Foundation for Women’s true reach. You will see first-hand that - through CFW’s leadership development, coalition building, education and grants - our impact on the women and girls of Chicago is far reaching.  

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Stand Up for Reproductive Justice: Give to the Catalyst Fund
President's Corner

How do we help female veterans land jobs and start their own businesses?

This month, we highlight CFW grantee the Women Vetrepreneurship Program (WVP) and the Women's Business Development Center (WBDC).  

Read "Service. Sacrifice. Success," CFW's President/CEO, K.Sujata latest Huffington Post article.

Stay Connected with CFW



Chicago Foundation for Women
2013 Annual Report

 For past CFW Annual Reports, click here.


Upcoming Events

April 30: 4th Annual Spring Gathering in Oak Park

May 2: Painting Class and Fundraiser with the YWGC

May 3, 7, 10: Board Boot Camp

May 8: Speed Mentoring with the YWGC

September 18: 29th Annual Luncheon featuring Billie Jean King

Calendar of Events