Lbtq giving Council

The Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LBTQ) Giving Council of Chicago Foundation for Women is a fundraising and grantmaking group committed to providing grants to organizations and programs that serve the lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LBTQ) communities. Through its Lavender Fund, the LBTQ Giving Council is the only grantmaking entity in the city of Chicago that provides grants exclusively to the LBTQ communities, with a special focus on women and girls’ access to healthcare and information, freedom from violence, and economic security. The LBTQ Giving Council, which is inclusive of individuals who identify as LBTQ and allies, provides leadership development, educational programming, and networking opportunities. See Lavender Fund grantees here.


Eli March
Laura Stempel

For more information about the LBTQ Giving Council, including membership information and forms, please fill out our email contact form and select the council(s) you're interested in, or contact Rhiannon Rossi at (312) 577-2825 or


All meetings are 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. at Chicago Foundation for Women, 1 E. Wacker Dr., unless noted.

September 23, 2014

November 18, 2014

Jan 27, 2015

March 24, 2015

April 2015 grant making session

May 26, 2015