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.
First Lady of Chicago, Amy Eshleman, named honorary Board member CHICAGO (August 04, 2020) – Chicago Foundation for Women (CFW) today announced five new members […]
Response, Recovery, and Resilience Fund to Support Chicago’s Women and Girls CHICAGO (JULY 30, 2020) – Chicago Foundation for Women (CFW) today announced requests for […]
Dear friends and supporters, We are deeply grateful for your support. We could not continue our work towards achieving gender equity without your help. Thank […]
by Emily Reilly, Windy City Times The Chicago Foundation for Women ( CFW ) virtually held the 2020 Impact Awards on July 23. CFW President/CEO […]
The 2020 Impact Awards honors local leaders for their commitment to improving the lives of women and girls in the Chicago region by supporting basic […]
FROM THE DESK OF THE PRESIDENT Centering on Community I trust that as you read this letter, you, your families, and loved ones continue to […]
A virtual event hosted alongside our partners Brave Space Alliance and the LBTQ Giving Council of CFW to discuss what’s needed on the individual and […]
Including support for the Foundation’s Freedom from Violence fund, focused on organizations addressing the crisis of missing and murdered Black and trans women across the […]
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.