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About a year ago, Chicago Foundation for Women launched The 100% Project, an all-out, all-in effort to increase women's economic security and end gender bias in metropolitan Chicago by 2030. This is a 100% partnership-driven effort. That means to be successful, we need everyone involved, including you. Share your ideas for ending gender bias and making Chicago the best, safest place for women and girls. Visit www.cfw.org/100-percent to learn more.
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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 […]
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.
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