Chicago Foundation for Women

Education, Health and Well-Being, Violence Against Women, Economic Opportunity


Phone: 312.577.2801

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Geography: United States

Founded: 1984


1 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601

Chicago Foundation for Women raises money to fund and support organizations that help women and girls—it's all about making smarter connections between need, money and solutions. We believe that when women and girls are secure, whole communities are made better.

We are a community of people who share the excitement of giving to help women and girls thrive. We improve the lives of women and girls through grants, advocacy, leadership development, and public and grantee education. Since 1985, we have given more than 2,900 grants totaling nearly $19 million and helped thousands of women and girls become philanthropists.

Our grants focus on three strategies to improve women's and girls' lives:

  • expanding economic security
  • ensuring freedom from violence
  • enhancing access to health services and information

We value – in ourselves and every organization we support – the core principles of equality, empowerment, diversity, collaboration and integrity.