Chicago Foundation for Women


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 2,800 grants totaling over $18 million and helped thousands of women and girls become philanthropists. Our grantmaking focuses on three strategies to improve women's and girls' lives: expanding economic security, ensuring freedom from violence, and enhancing access to health services and information. We envision a world in which all women and girls have the opportunity to achieve their potential and live in safe, just and healthy communities.

How Your Donation Helps

68.0% of your car donation will go toward helping Chicago Foundation for Women with their project: Grantmaking for Advocacy Projects Supporting Women.

15.7% will go toward the project: Public Policy and Advocacy.

9.2% will go toward the project: Leadership Development.

7.1% will go toward the project: Grantee Education and Support.



  • Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations

Tax Status

IRS Classification: 501(c)(3) Public Charity established 1985

Your donations to Chicago Foundation for Women are tax deductible.

Grouping: Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).

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