Will you join us? With every donation made, name one of your SHEros to be celebrated on the YWGC’s social platforms.
Who's a SHEro? A mentor. A mother. A sister. A best friend. A colleague.
Who is someone that inspires you? An advocate for women and girls, advancing gender and racial justice, and/or powering change through their leadership.
In the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, communities across Chicago are being impacted and forced to cope with the fallout. Moreover, based on recent data from the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Chicago Department of Public Health, it is clear that not all communities are experiencing the pandemic in the same way - with disparities falling along racial and socioeconomic lines and African Americans, predominantly in Chicagoland, are disproportionately suffering from higher incidents of deaths associated with the virus.
Central to YWGC’s mission is creating social change and supporting Chicago’s young women and girls through philanthropic efforts. In order to fulfill our purpose during these unprecedented circumstances, we are undertaking an online giving campaign.
This grantmaking cycle, we set out to raise $18,000. Out of an abundance of caution during the COVID-19 crisis, YWGC canceled one of our largest fundraising events reducing our chances to meet our fundraising goal. Funds raised during the SHEro campaign will offset these revenue losses and go directly back into the community through grants awarded in June. Previous grantees include Brave Space Alliance, Global Girls, and Gyrls in the HOOD Foundation.
A virtual event hosted alongside our partners Brave Space Alliance and the LBTQ Giving Council of CFW to discuss what’s needed on the individual and […]
Including support for the Foundation’s Freedom from Violence fund, focused on organizations addressing the crisis of missing and murdered Black and trans women across the […]
CHALLENGE WILL FUND INNOVATIVE PROJECTS TO EXPAND WOMEN’S POWER AND INFLUENCE IN THE U.S. Chicago, Tuesday, June 16, 2020 – Pivotal Ventures, Melinda Gates’ investment and incubation […]
Women’s funds partner with Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to promote economic mobility for women and girls in wake of the COVID crisis SAN FRANCISCO […]
Marguerite Ward Business Insider Billionaire philanthropists and authors Melinda Gates and MacKenzie Bezos are doubling down on gender inequality in the US. The two are […]
FROM THE DESK OF THE PRESIDENT Black Lives Matter Earlier this week, Felicia Davis, our President and CEO, shared a video message on racism. In case […]
Women’s Funding Network and Women Moving Millions In the week since four police killed George Floyd in Minneapolis, there has been a collective call not […]
At CFW, our fight for gender equity is intertwined with our pursuit of justice and equity for all. Here is a statement from Felicia Davis, […]
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.