Who We Are:
The Women United Giving Council of Chicago Foundation for women grew out of the unification of the African American, Asian American and Latina Leadership Councils that led grantmaking in their communities from the early 2000s through 2013. Together, we continue to meaningfully invest in women and girls of color. Through individual donations and fundraising efforts, we award grants annually to organizations serving these communities. Our work is an extension of the work of the Foundation.
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Who We Support:
The impact of our work is strong! We have granted $43,600 to 13 organizations serving women and girls of color in Chicago since 2014.
FY2018 Grantees - $5,600 total awardedAffinity Community ServicesChicago 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
What You Can Do:
We invite you to participate in effective philanthropy: philanthropy that is inspired by a commitment to create positive change for women and girls of color. We invite you to make a difference in collaboration with those who share a connection to your community! Working as women united in a common purpose is empowering for council members and grantees alike. 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 email@example.com.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.