Chicago Foundation for Women

One of the largest women’s funds in the world, Chicago Foundation for Women believes that all women and girls in the Chicago metropolitan area should have the opportunity to achieve their potential and to live in safe, just and healthy communities. We support the achievement of social justice through grantmaking and advocacy.Since 1986, Chicago Foundation for Women has impacted social justice through advocacy, leadership development, and public and grantee education. In addition, we have awarded more than 2,300 grants totaling $13 million to hundreds of organizations that make life better for women and girls.

Our work is rooted in three principles of women’s human rights: economic security; freedom from violence; and access to health services. Our core values include diversity, accessibility and choice. We are part of a global women’s movement that is rooted in a commitment to justice and an appreciation of the value of a gender lens. For every issue on the national agenda—from violence to health care—there is a major dimension specific to women. There are few community problems that can be resolved without programs and strategies that specifically address the needs of women and children. Women’s issues involve the entire community. When a woman is given an opportunity, an entire family can benefit. Website: Chicago Foundation for Women
One East Wacker Drive
Suite 1620
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: (312) 577-2801
Fax: (312) 577-2802
TTY: (312) 577-2803


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