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.
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
FY2016 Grantees: $8,000 total awarded
BYP 100 - Chicago Chapter
Chicago Volunteer Doulas
Demoiselle 2 Femme
Membership for this fiscal year has closed, and will re-open in late spring 2021.
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How It Works
For more information about the Giving Council, contact Eli Marsh, Director of Social and Community Impact, at 312.577.2825 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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.
To read about meetings and events we've held, visit our entire Events Schedule. Questions? Email email@example.com.