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.

registration FOR the luncheon is now closed!
the 29th annual luncheon is sold out. thank you to everyone for your support of women and girls.

Click to watch our new video which offers an exclusive peek at this year's Luncheon speaker, Billie Jean King. 

For more details on the Luncheon and the keynote speaker, visit

the battle for equality continues

This month, we highlight Billie Jean King’s work as a beacon of light for millions of women and girls, both past and present, who simply want “a fair shot” at reaching their fullest potential. Read "The battle for equality continues." 

adela cepeda: cfw champion 

Meet 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:  

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President's Corner

Our city's women are facing many complex, interrelated and life-altering struggles that are not gaining the traction needed to hit our local headlines.

Read K. Sujata's, our President/CEO, newest Huffington Post article, An Open Letter to the Chicago Media.

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Upcoming Events

September 18: 29th Annual Luncheon featuring Billie Jean King

October 4, 8, 11: Board Boot Camp

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