#GivingTuesday 2018

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 CFW staff and members of our board, this #GivingTuesday CFW raised over $24,000 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 Salt & Light Coalition to receive a special $12,000 #GivingTuesday grant to support healing and empowerment for survivors of sex trafficking through a year-long wellness and job training program.

CFW will also award increased grants of $3,000 to Communities United and ArtReach Chicago 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. As new members of the CFW grantee community, all three organizations will have access to CFW's leadership development and capacity building programs, at no cost to them.


Voting has closed for #GivingTuesday 2018. If you would still like to make a gift in support of Chicago's women and girls this holiday season, you may do so here.

ArtReach Chicago: Project FIRE Women


Project FIRE (Fearless Initiative for Recovery and Empowerment) is an artist development employment program combining glassblowing skills training, mentoring and trauma recovery support for young women and girls impacted by violence.

Communities United: Between Mothers

Communities United develops mothers as community leaders to address the root causes of harmful interactions with the police and to develop solutions to create safe communities for all.

Salt & Light Coalition: HEALS

The Healing and Empowering All Lady Survivors (HEALS) program provides support and skills training for survivors of the sex trafficking through a yearlong curriculum centered on promoting healing through health and wellness, spirituality, job training and entrepreneurship education.