Chicago Foundation for Women Launches The 100 Day Fund
January 04 2017

Grant funds will support grassroots organizing and civic engagement in first 100 days of the Trump administration

January 4, 2017 — Chicago Foundation for Women (CFW) today announced the creation of The 100 Day Fund to spur civic engagement and advocacy in support of gender equity in the first 100 days of the Trump administration. The 100 Day Fund will offer rapid response grants to support non-partisan, community-based activities and organizations working to achieve gender equity in the Chicago region.

“We have seen a surge of interest in supporting local efforts to advance equity for women and girls,” Chicago Foundation for Women President/CEO K. Sujata said. “The 100 Day Fund provides funding for this energy and engagement to continue beyond the inauguration and Women’s Marches, and continue our momentum to achieve gender equity.”

The 100 Day Fund will provide resources for creative grassroots approaches to engage more people in civic action and advocacy on issues affecting women and girls in the Chicago region. The fund will support CFW’s work around The 100% Project, an all-in, all-out effort to end gender bias and increase economic security among women and girls throughout the Chicago area by 2030.

Today CFW released a request for proposals for projects taking place in the first 100 days of the new administration, through April 30, 2017. Projects and activities that support and expand the engagement and leadership of women of color are especially encouraged. Grants will range from $500 to $2,500. The deadline for proposals is February 3, 2017. Proposals will be approved, and funding awarded, on a rolling basis.

You can find the application on CFW’s online grant portal:

You can also make a donation to support the fund at