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.


For over 20 years, CFW’s Director of Programs, Monique Brunson Jones, has advocated for better investments in prevention work for violence against women and girls.

Read her special commentary, “Begin Early To Stop Domestic Violence.

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!


cfw is turning 30!

We will celebrate our 30th Anniversary in 2015.

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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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 March 12, 2015: 30th Anniversary Impact Awards

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