Building a Better Future for Us All
For more than a century, women and girls have been on the frontlines fighting for their lives, advocating for access, autonomy, and advancement.
As women and girls continue to face economic insecurities, threats to their safety and accessible health care, now, more than ever, is the time for men and boys to join in the fight for equality.
After nearly a year of meeting with women, men, girls and boys, across sectors and across communities, we learned that Chicago is ready for gender equity.
But what stands in the way of equity?
What can we do collectively to end bias in our schools, at home, on the job, and in ourselves?
Welcome to The 100% Project, an all-out, all-in coordinated effort to increase women’s economic security and put an end to gender bias in Chicago.
Though the 15th Amendment, ratified in 1870, secured the right to vote for Black Americans, it would be nearly a century before all Black […]
As we approach this year’s election, Chicago Foundation for Women (CFW) offers an exploration into what’s at stake for women and girls. This event featured […]
Chicago City Clerk Anna Valencia and Chicago Foundation for Women President & CEO, Felicia Davis to Host 2020 Virtual Girls Summit this October CHICAGO — […]
Fran Spielman, Chicago Sun-Times City Clerk Anna Valencia celebrated International Women’s Day 2019 by unveiling a “Pink New Deal” of ideas to promote gender equity. Among other […]
Including support to enhance the capacity and sustainability of nonprofit organizations serving vulnerable communities. CHICAGO — As the global pandemic continues to ravage Black and […]
Currently, Philanthropic Organizations Donate Just $5.48 Per Woman and Girl of Color in US NEW YORK, Sept. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — On the 57th Anniversary of the 16th Street […]
In the fifth edition of “The Path Forward,” women of color who lead major foundations in Chicago share how their lives have been impacted by […]
FROM THE DESK OF THE PRESIDENT Undaunted – Changing Milestones and Minds My youngest son recently started his college journey a few weeks ago out […]
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 email@example.com.