invest in and connect to your community in the Chicago region
leverage your dollars by contributing them to a collective fund
to increase your investments in women and girls
make sure the money goes where it is needed most and can do the most good
Bring awareness to the pressing challenges faced by women and girls in your community, and to groups addressing these needs
Decide which of these groups you have an interest in funding and invite them to submit a grant proposal
Review proposals and meet with them to learn more about the their work and those who benefit from it, and the impact your funding would have
Recommend funding to groups of your choice to be approved by the CFW Board of Directors
You have an opportunity to bring fresh ideas, unique concerns and perspectives, and new energy to philanthropic leadership and advocacy. Break barriers for the women and girls you care about and expand Chicago Foundation for Women’s grantmaking.
Creating meaningful impact in the lives of women and girls in the northern suburbs
Connecting resources and solutions for women and girls in the western suburbs.
We are mobilizing resources to support LBTQ-identified individuals.
We are supporting and elevating culturally rich and diverse communities of women and girls.
We are investing in and empowering girls and young women to create social change.
To speak with someone about Chicago Foundation for Women’s Giving Councils and Circles, contact Eli Marsh at (312)577-2825 or email@example.com
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