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.


After the turkey and the stuffing on Thanksgiving Day and the mall madness on Black Friday indulge your charitable side by giving big to women and girls!

We are participating in this year’s #ILGiveBig campaign. Join your friends and neighbors in this statewide initiative by donating to CFW now or on December 2!

 6th annual north shore
holiday party


We are thrilled that CFW's President/CEO, K. Sujata and her husband, Laurence Marks, have opened their home to host an intimate holiday gathering.  Co-hosted by Blair Wellensiek and Jennifer Steans, this event is CFW’s premier holiday gathering.


Stay tuned for our announcement about the 30th Anniversary Impact Award honorees! 

 Sponsorships are now available!

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President's Corner

On November 15, thousands of people across the globe will celebrate National Philanthropy Day (NPD) by putting their "love of mankind" into action through deed and giving.

Read our President/CEO, K. Sujata, newest Huffington Post article about why "Giving Thanks" is important to her and women's philanthropy. 

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Chicago Foundation for Women
2013 Annual Report

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Upcoming Events

Dec 11: 6th Annual North Shore Holiday Party

Dec 14: Shopping Night at Early to Bed with the LBTQ Giving Council

March 12, 2015: 2015 Impact Awards

Calendar of Events