(Click on the cover to view the 2016 Annual Report)
August 2017: Beyond the Bridge
July 2017: Finding Strength in Our Diversity
June 2017: Learning from Diverse Voices
May 2017: Growing Women's Leadership Bears Fruit
April 2017: Disrupting Gender Bias
March 2017: A Day Without A Woman
February 2017: A Quarter of a Million Voices
January 2017: January 21 is Only the Beginning.
December 2016: What Sustains Us.
November 2016: What Happens on November 9?
The Report on the Status of Chicago's Women and GirlsChicago Foundation for Women, 2017
Damage Done: The Impact of the Illinois Budget Stalemate on Women and ChildrenChicago Foundation for Women, Voices for Illinois Children, Loyola University Chicago Center for Urban Research and Learning, 2017
Mergers as a Strategy for SuccessMetropolitan Chicago Nonprofit Merger Research Project, 2016
Women and Wealth: Insight for GrantmakersAsset Funders Network, 2015
Creating Opportunity for Immigrant Women and Girls in the Chicago Region: Recommendations for the Chicago Foundation for Women’s Civic PlanChicago Foundation for Women and Heartland Alliance’s Research & Policy Division, February 2015
Building Economic Security: The Power of Gender Based PhilanthropyWomen’s Economic Security Campaign, August 2013
Workforce development for lower income working women in the Chicago region: the research background Malcolm Bush and Jiffy Lansing with Shannon Guiltinan, September 2013
Women's Economic Security Campaign: Connecting Women to CareersChicago Foundation for Women and Jane Addams Resource Corporation, 2012
10 Important Facts about Single Working Women’s Economic Independence, 2010
Changing Conditions in a Changing World—The Situation of Working Female Heads-of-Households in the Chicago Region: Issues, Insights, Implications Malcolm Bush, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, 2010 This report measures and compares the changing demographics and situation of working female heads-of- households from 2000 to 2008 in the eight-county Chicago region who earn between $10,000 and $50,000 per year. Primary data was derived from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2000 U.S. Census and its American Community Surveys through 2008. It also identifies the key public policy implications suggested by the reported changes and trends.
The Situation of Working, Moderate-Income, Single Mothers in the Chicago Region: Changes and Prospects, 2009
Research Summaries Regarding The State of Single Working Mothers in America and the Chicago Region Gary Orfield, Ph.D., 2009 The Eleanor Foundation’s national research, conducted by Dr. Gary Orfield, examines the broad trends impacting single working mothers in the nation’s 10 largest metropolitan areas. It explores the importance of single mothers to the economic fabric of the neighborhoods and communities in which they live. And it offers suggestions for public policymaking that would enhance the lives of their children and of the communities in which they live.
The Future Depends upon Single Mothers; A Policy Analysis including Data from the Top Ten Metropolitan Areas The Future Depends upon Single Mothers; A Policy Analysis including Data from the Top Ten Metropolitan Areas—Summary Gary Orfield, Civil Rights Project at University of California, Los Angeles, Malcolm Bush, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, 2009 Through a 10-city comparative demographic study and public policy review, this national research project uncovers the impact that long-standing trends, attitudes and federal policies have had on working mothers. It provides a detailed demographic analysis and public policy implications that impact their economic futures.
Focus Group Research-Mellman Report, 2008
Understanding the Needs of Lower-Income Working Women in Chicago Janet Smith and Asma Ali, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2005 This research project offers a comprehensive, demographic snapshot of working class women who are heads of households in Chicago, based on U.S. Census data. Using original focus groups, the report also features eight distinct profiles of working women, detailing their situations and needs.
Profiles of Chicago Women, short research report
CFW Audited Financial Statements FY2015-2016
Today, Chicago Foundation for Women (CFW) released a new report on the status of women and girls in the Chicago region. Based on the available […]
K. Sujata Crain’s Chicago Business As I write this, one in two female-headed households in Illinois is just one emergency away from total poverty. That […]
Maureen Foertsch McKinney NPR Illinois UIS Kellia Phillips’ teen-aged daughters Jaleece and Janae run track. They have had to do so in ill-fitting shoes sometimes […]
Alysia Tate Op Ed Chicago Sun-Times My dad had a love-hate relationship with the University of Virginia, where white nationalists marched by the hundreds last […]
Carole Levine Nonprofit Quarterly In the appropriately titled “Damage Done,” the Chicago Foundation for Women documented the devastating results of two years without a state budget in […]
Alyssa Ochs Inside Philanthropy Six months into Donald Trump’s presidency, foundation support for embattled immigrant and refugee populations continues to be strong nationwide—and is even […]
Kristen Thometz Chicago Tonight, WTTW After two years of political deadlock, Illinois finally passed a budget last month. But the financial uncertainty caused by the […]
Brandon Richard WSIL Though Illinois lawmakers passed a budget, the two years it took to do it caused lasting damage, according to a new report. Researchers […]
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