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.
We are rebuilding, and will be recruiting for members in 2020 for the next fiscal year, July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021. Please let us know you are interested in receiving updates on the Council and information about membership when it becomes available.
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2019-2020 Leadership Team in Progress
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
For more information about the Giving Council, contact Eli Marsh at 312.577.2825 or email@example.com.
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