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.
New investment will support the foundation’s long-term efforts to achieve gender equity in Chicago (July 17, 2017) – Chicago Foundation for Women has received a […]
Alyssa Ochs Inside Philanthropy It’s been a little while since we’ve caught up with the Chicago Foundation for Women, a local grantmaker with a history that […]
Heidi Stevens Chicago Tribune One hundred and sixty-nine years (almost to the day) after hundreds of women and men met in Seneca Falls, N.Y., for […]
FROM THE DESK OF THE PRESIDENT Finding Strength in Our Diversity Women are not a monolith; their experiences, opinions and priorities are shaped by their […]
(July 12, 2017, Chicago) — Teamwork Englewood, the Englewood Quality of Life Plan and Chicago Foundation for Women (CFW) launched the Englewood Women’s Initiative (EWI) […]
Additional grants will support new Englewood Women’s Initiative CHICAGO, IL (July 10, 2017) – Chicago Foundation for Women (CFW) announced 68 grants totaling $913,550 to support […]
In early May, I was asked to represent CFW as the chair of the Women United Giving Council (WUGC) as part of a panel for […]
FROM THE DESK OF THE PRESIDENT Learning from Diverse Voices Over the past year, we have learned the danger of the echo chamber that creates […]
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.