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.
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 email@example.com.