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.

adela cepeda: cfw champion 

This month, we wanted to introduce you to one of CFW's longtime Annual Luncheon supporters who is serving as one of the co-chairs of this year's event. Adela Cepeda has been called "one of the city's most prominent Latina businesswomen" for her successful financial acumen.

Watch the series of videos below to learn more about this phenomenal woman!


Chicago Foundation for Women is awarding $561,750 in grants to 53 Chicagoland programs. CFW’s spring grant cycle is focused on freedom from violence initiatives and enhancing women's and girls' access to high-quality health services and information. CFW awarded 15 grants in freedom from violence and eight grants in health. For the complete list of grants awarded for the spring 2014 cycle, 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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President's Corner

What's the connection between guns, domestic violence and women? 

Read K. Sujata's, our President/CEO, newest Huffington Post article for the answer: Guns, Intimacy and Tragedy for Women 

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2013 Annual Report

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Upcoming Events

August 14: Billie Jean King Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion

September 18: 29th Annual Luncheon featuring Billie Jean King

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