Grantee Profile

Chicago Foundation for Women

Grants to Chicago Foundation for Women

  • $1,000,000

    2017 (Duration 4 years)

    Chicago Commitment

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — The Chicago Foundation for Women increases resources and opportunities for women and girls in the Chicago area through grantmaking, leadership development, and public and grantee education. It serves as the central coordinating entity for individuals and institutions working to achieve gender equity in the Chicago metropolitan area. This institutional support award enables the Chicago Foundation for Women to seed its endowment and strengthen its fundraising, evaluation, and communications capacities.

  • $10,000

    2005 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of the Eleanor Petersen Legacy Fund.

  • $1,000,000

    1996 (Inactive Grant)

    Community Development

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To launch an endowment campaign (over two years).

  • $30,000

    1995 (Inactive Grant)

    Community Development

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support the participation of Chicago women in the UN's Fourth World Conference on Women.

  • $190,000

    1994 (Inactive Grant)

    Population

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support the capacity-building plan.

  • $1,625,000

    1994 (Inactive Grant)

    Community Development

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support the Women's Health Initiative (over five years).

  • $95,000

    1993 (Inactive Grant)

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support the Women's Leadership Development Initiative.

  • $50,000

    1993 (Inactive Grant)

    Population

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support research and planning activities designed to help increase the funding base and overall capacity.

  • $4,700

    1992 (Inactive Grant)

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — A technical assistance grant to support media training workshops and the planning and coordination of an issues forum for media and grantees in the Women's Health Initiative.

  • $3,500

    1991 (Inactive Grant)

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support attendance of Women's Leadership Development Initiative representatives at the Association for Women in Development's international conference, "Learning Together/Working Together: A South-North Dialogue."

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Chicago Foundation for Women $4,008,200 between 1978 and 2017.

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