Chicago Foundation for Women offers smart, socially conscious investors a unique opportunity: to directly impact the lives of women and girls right here, in our community.
"I have three girls. At some point, you realize that what you want for them isn't just a nice middle class life but a world in which your values are lived and shared."
"The older I get, the more I realize how lucky I've been. It's time to thank the fates, to give something back."
"I like the idea of investing in my community, and I love making it not just better but fairer."
"They know the issues. They know who's tackling them effectively. And they demand accountability."
Chad Tischer DiMeo Schneider & Associates
"They build skills and leadership. They support grantee success in ways that I can't."
Eva Janzen Powell
"They fund new ideas and projects that other funders might consider too small. They help the next big thing become just that."
Young Women's Giving Council
"They know their stuff. They have the data, or they get it."
Consultant, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
"They've been doing one thing - doing it superbly from the start and even better as time goes by, which is thirty years of excellence."
"They bring everyone to the table, so they can leverage everyone's strengths."
Make your giving as steady as your commitment and tell the world that women and girls matter.
Your planned gift - a bequest from your estate to Chicago Foundation for Women - will pass your values onto generations of women and girls. For information on making a planned gift or bequest, including making Chicago Foundation for Women a beneficiary of your charitable trust, individual retirement account, or life insurance policy, contact Emily Dreke at email@example.com or 312 577 2842.
Establish a Donor Advised Fund, and you can recommend the specific organizations or issue areas to receive support. For information on establishing a Donor Advised Fund, contact Emily Dreke at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312 577 2842.
Regular investments, in any amount, ensure financial stability and give organizations the ability to plan for the future. Tell us how often you would like to give, and how much, and we can set up your recurring gift. Contact Ilda Lagunas at email@example.com or 312 577 2810.
A major gift is a major statement, one that says to the world that women have both wealth and worth. In the U.S., philanthropic giving has shaped the landscape of our culture and our society. If you would like to discuss how your gift might move a mountain, call Katy Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312 577 2836.
More than 7,500 women and men in metropolitan Chicago are already investing in the other half.
What about you?
Today, Chicago Foundation for Women (CFW) released a new report on the status of women and girls in the Chicago region. Based on the available […]
K. Sujata Crain’s Chicago Business As I write this, one in two female-headed households in Illinois is just one emergency away from total poverty. That […]
Maureen Foertsch McKinney NPR Illinois UIS Kellia Phillips’ teen-aged daughters Jaleece and Janae run track. They have had to do so in ill-fitting shoes sometimes […]
Alysia Tate Op Ed Chicago Sun-Times My dad had a love-hate relationship with the University of Virginia, where white nationalists marched by the hundreds last […]
Carole Levine Nonprofit Quarterly In the appropriately titled “Damage Done,” the Chicago Foundation for Women documented the devastating results of two years without a state budget in […]
Alyssa Ochs Inside Philanthropy Six months into Donald Trump’s presidency, foundation support for embattled immigrant and refugee populations continues to be strong nationwide—and is even […]
Kristen Thometz Chicago Tonight, WTTW After two years of political deadlock, Illinois finally passed a budget last month. But the financial uncertainty caused by the […]
Brandon Richard WSIL Though Illinois lawmakers passed a budget, the two years it took to do it caused lasting damage, according to a new report. Researchers […]
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.
To read about meetings and events we've held, visit our entire Events Schedule. Questions? Email email@example.com.