WHAT YOU CAN DO

To make life safer, healthier, and more secure for women and girls, you don't have to do a lot. You just have to do what you can. It's easy. You've already started.

GET INFORMED

Knowledge really is power.

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Pick the issue that matters most to you right now - at this stage of your life - whether it's economic development, safety and justice, or health. Learn more about it. Connect what you read or hear to what you already know and what you see around you.

You'll learn how we connect need, money and solutions in our Annual Report. Read the report right here.

SPEAK UP

Join the conversation. Or start one of your own.

 

Use your influence

Grow the social network and raise awareness - tweets, retweet, comment, share. Talk to family, friends, coworkers, and colleagues about what you think, what you know, and why it matters.

 

 

WEIGH IN

 

Your opinion matters.

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. 

SHARE YOUR STORY

The issues we focus on affect every one of us, women and men, young and old, rich and poor. How have they affected you?

 

SHOW UP

You'll be in excellent company.

Volunteer

Help with a project or with one of our events, like the annual luncheon - 2,000 interesting, powerful women in one room -  or the Impact Awards. You'll come away energized and inspired, and you'll have made a big difference to us and the women and girls who count on us.

 

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Come out for an event

Attend a lecture or screening. Show up for a bit of collective action. Connect with other smart people from all walks of life who are making a stand together.

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Throw a party

Introduce your friends, peers, and colleagues to Chicago Foundation for Women. The more people know about what we do and the issues we focus on, the bigger the impact we can have together. Just choose the venue and the food, and make a guest list.

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Step up to the plate

Serve on a Giving Council or Giving Circle and explore what it means to be a philanthropist. Join and work with women who believe in democratic philanthropy.

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INVEST

Give justice. Give health. Give safety.

Your donation can transform lives. Including your own.

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JOIN A GIVING COUNCIL OR CIRCLE.

Explore what it means to be a philanthropist, to be actively engaged in following a set of issues and promoting the welfare of a specific community.

Giving Councils

  • Assess their community's needs,
  • Set their own giving agenda based on those needs,
  • Choose programs or organizations to support,
  • Raise money through council membership fees, events, and personal solicitations,
  • and Engage the community they serve through events and collaborative partnerships.

It's the leadership opportunity of a lifetime.