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Women’s Leadership Development Initiative

With major funding from the Polk Bros. Foundation and additional support from other valued partners, the Women’s Leadership Development Initiative at CFW is developing a new generation of nonprofit leaders. And by bringing those leaders together, the initiative also makes possible the kind of long-term partnerships and collective engagements that produce successful advocacy and social change. Learn More

Englewood’s Women Initiative

The Englewood Women’s Initiative removes barriers and connects women with resources to support safe, healthy and thriving families. Learn More

Board Member Bootcamp

Chicago Foundation for Women offers a variety of training opportunities for individuals and groups. Decide which option is best for you to learn how to serve effectively as a nonprofit board member. Learn More

Willie’s Warriors Leadership Initiative

Willie’s Warriors elevates the leadership of Black women across the Chicago region, creating a pipeline and network of Black women leaders committed to equity and justice in Chicago. Learn More

Giving Councils & Giving Circles

You have an opportunity to bring fresh ideas, unique concerns and perspectives, and new energy to philanthropic leadership and advocacy. Break barriers for the women and girls you care about and expand Chicago Foundation for Women’s grantmaking. Learn More

Anti-Racism Transformation Team

The Anti-Racism Transformation Team is a body within Chicago Foundation for Women (CFW) of internal and external stakeholders who will lead the effort to transform CFW into an anti-racist institution. This Team will do that by engaging in continual analysis and essential restructuring of CFW to ensure that the Foundation’s way of being is one that wields a shared power with, and holds itself accountable to, racially oppressed groups to achieve its goal of gender equity. Learn More


Help with a project or with one of our events, like the annual luncheon – 2,000 interesting, powerful women in one room – or the Impact Awards. You’ll come away energized and inspired, and you’ll have made a big difference to us and the women and girls who count on us.