#GivingTuesday 2019

Thank you to everyone who joined Chicago Foundation for Women this #GivingTuesday to invest in innovative strategies to build safe, just, and healthy communities for all women and girls in our region.

Thanks to your generous support, and a matching gift from a CFW Giving Circle member, this #GivingTuesday CFW raised over $20,000 to increase our investments in women and girls in the Chicago region.

The votes are in, and we are pleased to announce that the CFW community has selected A Long Walk Home to receive a special $10,000 #GivingTuesday grant to support youth-led campaigns in Chicago by creating a toolkit that would share the tools participants have learned with other young people to combat sexual violence in their own communities.

CFW will also award increased grants of $3,000 to runner-up Chicago Volunteer Doulas and $1,250 to Assata's Daughters, A Safe Place, 360 Youth Services, and Brave Space Alliance to support their innovative work improving the lives of women and girls in the Chicago region, and invest any remaining funds in innovative grantmaking to support women and girls before the end of this year.


Voting has ended, but we still encourage you to watch each finalist organization's video!

360 Youth Services


360 Youth Services provides counseling, housing, and prevention services for youth experiencing pain, trauma, and homelessness, to live their authentic selves in the best way possible.

A Long Walk Home


A Long Walk Home (ALWH) is a Chicago-based national non-profit that uses art to educate, inspire, and mobilize young people to end violence against girls and women.

A Safe Place


A Safe Place is a leading advocate for eliminating domestic violence in northern Illinois.

Assata’s Daughters


Assata’s Daughters provides young Black people with political education, leadership development, mentorship, and revolutionary services strengthening the community by providing a wide range of programs and services.

Brave Space Alliance


Brave Space Alliance, the first Black-led, trans-led, LGBTQ Center located on the South Side of Chicago, is dedicated to creating and providing for-us-by-us resources, programming, and services.

Chicago Volunteer Doulas


Chicago Volunteer Doulas connects vulnerable communities in Chicago with doulas who provide prenatal, labor, and postpartum support. This year, in a first-of-its-kind program, they are training peers of pregnant people as doulas to provide support for those giving birth while incarcerated and also building transferable skills.