Who We Are
The LBTQ Giving Council of Chicago Foundation for Women is committed to fundraising in order to provide grants to organizations and programs benefiting lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning women and girls in the Chicago region. Through its Lavender Fund, the LBTQ Giving Council was the first grantmaking entity in the city of Chicago to provide grants exclusively to lesbian communities. We have a special focus on access to healthcare and information, freedom from violence and economic security for girl- and women-identified people. Our work is an extension of the work of the Foundation.
2017-2018 Chair: Danya Rosen
Members: Bria Berger Katy Broom Megan Carney Ebonie Davis Kim Fountain Marguerite Griffin Kim Hunt Amber Martin Elizabeth Monkus Kelly Murphy Erica Steenbergen
Who We Support:
The impact of our work is strong! We have awarded 53 grants totalling $161,250 to organizaions serving LBTQ folks in the Chicago region since 2004.
FY2017 Grantees - $17,000 total awarded BYP100 - Chicago Chapter Chicago Books to Women in Prison Chicago Desi Youth Rising Youth Empowerment Performance Project
FY2016 Grantees - $12,500 total awarded Assata’s Daughters BYP100 - Chicago Chapter Illinois Safe Schools Alliance RAD Remedy
What You Can Do:
We invite you to participate in effective philanthropy: philanthropy inspired by a commitment to create positive change for lgbtq women- and girl-identified people. We invite you to make a difference in collaboration with those who share your connection to the community! You may join us as a member, attend an event to learn more and/or make a donation to support the investments we’ll make this year.
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How It Works
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Why Giving Councils?
Giving Councils link grassroots organizations to funding and the Foundation to new issues, new leaders, and new ideas.
Through its giving councils, Chicago Foundation for Women aims to:
For more information about the Giving Council, contact Eli Marsh at (312) 577-2825 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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