2020 Annual Report: Powered by Community
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July 2020: Centering on Community
June 2020: Black Lives Matter
May 2020: The Ultimate Caregivers
April 2020: COVID-19 & Beyond
March 2020: Our Favorite Month of the Year
February 2020: Listen, Learn, Lead
January 2020: New Year, Same Unwavering Commitment
December 2019: Power of WE
November 2019: GoWomen, brought to you by the Giving Councils and Circles of CFW
October 2019: Embrace Complexity
September 2019: Flippin' the Script on "Philanthropy"
August 2019: We Are More Than Enough
July 2019: A More Perfect Movement
June 2019: Let's get to work
May 2019: Flip the Script
Archived issues of GoWomen may be accessed here.
Catalyzing Systemic Change: Why People Give
Chicago Foundation for Women and BECOME: Center for Community Engagement and Social Change, 2020
2019 Report on the Status of Chicago's Women and Girls
Chicago Foundation for Women, 2019
2018 Report on the Status of Chicago's Women and Girls
Chicago Foundation for Women, 2018
Talk It Out 2018
Chicago Foundation for Women, 2018
2017 Report on the Status of Chicago's Women and Girls
Chicago Foundation for Women, 2017
Damage Done: The Impact of the Illinois Budget Stalemate on Women and Children
Chicago Foundation for Women, Voices for Illinois Children, Loyola University Chicago Center for Urban Research and Learning, 2017
Mergers as a Strategy for Success
Metropolitan Chicago Nonprofit Merger Research Project, 2016
Women and Wealth: Insight for Grantmakers
Asset Funders Network, 2015
Creating Opportunity for Immigrant Women and Girls in the Chicago Region: Recommendations for the Chicago Foundation for Women’s Civic Plan
Chicago Foundation for Women and Heartland Alliance’s Research & Policy Division, February 2015
Building Economic Security: The Power of Gender Based Philanthropy
Women’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 Careers
Chicago 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
Audited Financial Statements: FY20 (7/1/2019 to 6/30/2020)
Form 990: FY20 (7/1/2019 to 6/30/2020)
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CFW President and CEO Felicia Davis joined Elizabeth Barajas-Román, President and CEO of the Women’s Funding Network, and Mary K. Rutherford, President and CEO of […]
By Odette Yousef, WBEZ Chicago As Americans gradually return to pre-pandemic activities, the economic recovery for women may yet be many years away. An estimated […]
A conversation hosted by Perri Small, focused on the challenges and opportunities impacting Black Women and Girls outlined in the Black Congressional Caucus Report with […]
By Charles Johnson, Chicago Tribune More than 200 volunteers — clad in can’t-miss-us fluorescent yellow T-shirts and matching cloth masks — gathered Saturday morning in […]
By Fran Spielman, The Chicago Sun-Times Some of Chicago’s most influential Black women kicked off Mother’s Day weekend on Friday with a vow to remove […]
Watch the virtual press conference held by Congresswoman Robin Kelly and Mayor Lightfoot this morning. Rep. Kelly and Mayor Lightfoot were joined by CFW’s Felicia […]
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