The challenges women and girls face often seem insurmountable, but only when we approach those challenges alone. Chicago Foundation for Women has awarded close to $30 million dollars in just 30 years time to hundreds of local organizations. That level of success is only made possible by working together. The future of our communities and the future of women and girls depends on us all. Together, we have the power to effect change. Start today.

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Our founders started Chicago Foundation for Women in 1985 with the understanding that women and girls’ lives are complex. There is no “one size fits all” approach. We continue that mission today by funding nearly 100 nonprofit organizations and programs every year that address the nuances of their lives and amplify their resilience.

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Chicago Foundation for Women exists because of the generous support of donors like you. We depend on a strong community of donors to make the work of our grantees possible. Our donors depend on us to make smart investments. Together, we are making it possible for women and girls to thrive in safe, just and healthy communities.

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