Chicago Foundation for Women

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Chicago Foundation for Women is a member of the The Funders Network on Population, Reproductive Health and Rights.

"One of the largest women’s funds in the world, Chicago Foundation for Women believes that all women and girls should have the opportunity to achieve their potential and live in safe, just and healthy communities. For the last twenty years, the Foundation has influenced social justice through advocacy, leadership development, and public and grantee education. In addition, we have awarded more than 2,500 grants totaling $15 million to hundreds of organizations that make life better for women and girls in the Chicago metropolitan area...

"In 1984, four women leaders in the Chicago philanthropic community with a shared vision – Marjorie Craig Benton, Sunny Fischer, Iris Krieg and Lucia Woods Lindley – brought together a number of collaborators into planning groups that laid the financial and programmatic groundwork for Chicago Foundation for Women. These founders organized around the statement of Basic Principles which guides the Foundation to the present day. Chicago Foundation for Women was incorporated on Dec. 31, 1984. A board of directors was elected, fundraising carried out, and an executive director was hired the following year. In the spring of 1986, the Foundation made its first grants totaling $50,000." [1]

Directors

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Past Board Chairs

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Past Executive Directors

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Contact

Web: http://www.cfw.org

Resources and articles

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References

  1. About, Chicago Foundation for Women, accessed April 22, 2008.
  2. Directors, Chicago Foundation for Women, accessed April 22, 2008.
  3. Past Board Chairs, Chicago Foundation for Women, accessed April 22, 2008.
  4. Past Executive Directors, Chicago Foundation for Women, accessed April 22, 2008.