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To give women and girls in the Chicago metropolitan area the opportunity to achieve their potential and to live in safe, just and healthy communities.

One of the largest women’s funds in the world, Chicago Foundation for Women believes all women and girls should have the opportunity to achieve their potential and live in safe, just and healthy communities. The Foundation supports the achievement of social justice through grantmaking and advocacy, and has 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 addition to raising and distributing funds, Chicago Foundation for Women provides public and grantee education, peer-to-peer networking, capacity building, leadership development, and serves as the premier convener of women in Chicago.

For more information, visit http://www.cfw.org.

1. The Foundation supports the achievement of social justice through grantmaking and advocacy.

2. Work is rooted in three principles of women's human rights: economic self-sufficiency; freedom from violence; and access to health.

3. Core values include gender-specific funding, diversity, accessibility and choice.