Who We Are

Women of Color United Giving Council builds community and solidarity among BIPOC women, trans and gender non-binary people across Chicago in service of redistributing resources and providing support to organizations within the City of Chicago that serve Our Community with a priority focus on those organizations led by those in Our Community.

2020-2021 Chairs
Anwuli Anigbo
Venita Griffin
Tasasha Henderson

Who We Have Supported

The impact of our work is strong! We have awarded $61,600 to 15 organizations serving women and girls of color in Chicago since 2014.

FY2019 Grantees: $1,000 total awarded
A Long Walk Home (ALWH)

FY2018 Grantees: $5,600 total awarded
Affinity Community Services
Chicago Community Bond Fund

FY2017 Grantee: $5,000 total awarded
Polished Pebbles

FY2016 Grantees: $8,000 total awarded
BYP 100 - Chicago Chapter
Chicago Volunteer Doulas
Demoiselle 2 Femme

Join Us!

Membership for this fiscal year has closed, and will re-open in late spring 2021.

Members who need to complete registration, do so here

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Support Our Future Investments in Women & Girls of Color

How It Works

  • Membership is on a fiscal year basis (July 1-June 30), and one may join throughout the year
  • The Giving Council meets monthly on the second Thursday
  • Events are scheduled and organized by members
  • Grantmaking occurs in the winter and spring with funding being awarded in June
  • You choose your level of participation


For more information about the Giving Council, contact Eli Marsh, Director of Social and Community Impact, at 312.577.2825 or emarsh@cfw.org.