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Chicago Foundation for Women: General Funding Guidelines.

The Chicago Foundation for Women (CFW) is a social change foundation that accepts proposals focusing on women's issues or concerns in the following categories: social / systems change advocacy, capacity building / organizational development, arts / culture, day care advocacy, domestic violence / sexual assault, employment / economic development, general social services, housing / homelessness, leadership development, physical and mental health, reproductive rights, and women's philanthropy. CFW is especially interested in projects focusing on women and girls in low-income and/or communities of color, lesbians, older women, immigrant women, women with disabilities, and incarcerated women. Organizations and projects should: intentionally and specifically serve women and girls; have limited access to other funding sources; be led by women and intended to respond to women's needs and interests; facilitate women of diverse backgrounds in working together; and have a board and staff that reflect the diversity of the communities they serve.
Funding Category
Fund Location Notes
Chicago metropolitan area, IL. Cook County, IL. Lake County, IL. DuPage County, IL. McHenry County, IL. Will County, IL. and Kane County, IL.
Eligible Organizations
Source: Funders of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Programs, 9/93 edition, KHG. Organization provided information, 1/96, KHG. Verified: Phone verf, Organization will mail new guidelines when complete, 11/06/97, DME. Verified: Organization provided information, 1/05/98, DME.
Application Due Date
Application Contact
Allocations Committee Chairs
Chicago Foundation for Women
230 W. Superior St., Ste. 400
United States
(312) 266-1176
(312) 266-1176
Fund Duration
1 yr.
Application Process
Contact funder for proposal summary form.

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