Hi friends! In honor of my birthday, I’m raising funds to support the women and girls of Chicago. As some of you may know, I’m a co-lead of Young Women’s Giving Council of Chicago Foundation for Women, a young professionals group that supports women-led grassroots organizations through fundraising and grantmaking.
Last year, we raised and granted more than $16,500 to local groups. Your contribution is a down payment on our mission of securing economic equity, health justice, and freedom from violence.
Thank you in advance for investing in a shared vision for a better tomorrow!
Fundraising for the Young Women's Giving Council helps to unify the voices of individual women and amplify the potential for meaningful impact in our city and for marginalized groups. The Giving Council supports smaller organizations that are dedicated to investing in, empowering and educating young girls of color to be leaders in their own lives and communities.
Since 2008, the Young Women’s Giving Council has awarded 29 grants totaling over $136,000. And, last year we surpassed our goal by collectively raising $16,500 to be granted to three local groups making a meaningful difference in the lives of women and girls.
The level of support we provide to organizations is dependent on our fundraising efforts. In our group, each member is equally important and everyone gives what they can. This unique form of philanthropy flips the narrative that one must be wealthy to give back to their community or be part of a professional group. It is the same idea that we want imparted to young women and girls of color—that real and perceived barriers are surmountable when we support one another.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.