Chicago Foundation for Women (CFW) invests in women and girls as catalysts, building strong communities for all. CFW funds organizations working to solve the biggest problems facing women and girls: economic insecurity, violence, and lack of access to health care and information. In addition to grantmaking, CFW invests in developing women leaders and advocates, and brings together diverse coalitions to collaborate, share resources, and develop solutions. Since its founding in 1985, CFW has invested more than $43 million in hundreds of organizations supporting women, girls, trans, and gender nonbinary people across the Chicago region.
We are currently seeking individuals for the following positions:
» Data Management Intern
» Development Associate
by Felicia Davis Blakley, President and CEO, Chicago Foundation for Women Today’s news from the United States Supreme Court regarding the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s […]
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The 19th Amendment was approved in 1919 and ratified in August 1920, granting women the right to vote. But state laws designed to keep Black […]
Felicia Davis Blakely, head of the Chicago Foundation for Women, talks with Craig Dellimore about how far behind women are as the region struggles to […]
Chicago Foundation for Women is a leading convener of women in Chicago. Check out our upcoming events below. All of our events, including those hosted by our Giving Councils, are open to the public unless otherwise specified.
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