Who We Are:
Young Women’s Giving Council of CFW invests in and empowers girls and young women in the Chicago region to create social change. It is an extension of the work of the Foundation. We are young professionals committed to supporting young women and girls through philanthropic efforts. We utilize our strength as a network of young women to fundraise in order to make grants to local groups annually. In addition, we develop the potential of women as leaders and philanthropists, empowering them through educational programming, leadership opportunities, and professional development.
Who We Support:
The impact of our work is strong! We have awarded 29 grants totaling over $136,000 since 2008.
FY2019 Grantees: $16,500 total awarded
Brave Space Alliance
Gyrls in the H.O.O.D. Foundation (H.O.O.D.)
FY2018 Grantees: $13,500 total awarded
Chicago Period Project
Chicago Volunteer Doulas
Illinois Birth Justice
FY2017 Grantees: $21,200 total awarded
A Long Walk Home
Midwest Access Coalition
Youth for Black Lives
FY2016 Grantees: $13,700 total awarded
Demoiselle 2 Femme
What You Can Do:
We invite you to participate in effective philanthropy: philanthropy inspired by a commitment to create positive change for young women and girls. We invite you to make a difference in collaboration with those who share your connection to these communities! 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
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.