Chicago Foundation for Women funds organizations and programs in three issue areas: economic security, freedom from violence and access to health.
We seek to expand economic security to all women and girls so that they can care for themselves and their families in all stages of life.
Program priorities are to:
We are dedicated to expanding women’s and girls’ freedom from violence in all its forms, including family violence, child and elder abuse, dating violence, sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking, prostitution and trafficking.
We are committed to enhancing women’s and girls’ access to high-quality health services and information related to mental, physical, preventive, and reproductive health.
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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.
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