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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education (Grantmaking)

Chicago Foundation for Women

Helping women and girls succeed

four stars

93.60

140 S. Dearborn Street Suite 400
Chicago, IL 60603
tel: (312) 577-2801   Web Site
EIN: 36-3348160

Board Leadership
Kelly Smith Haley
Chair

CEO
Felicia Davis
President/CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.60 four stars
  Financial 94.28 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Chicago Foundation for Women (the "Foundation") invests in women and girls as catalysts, building strong communities for all. The Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to increasing resources and opportunities for women and girls in the Chicago region through grant making, leadership development, and public and grantee education. Since 1985, the Foundation has awarded nearly 4,000 grants totaling $30 million to organizations and programs that make life better for women and girls. The Foundation improves the lives of women and girls by investing in solutions to the most pressing challenges they face - economic security, violence and access to health care. Because of our broad experience and deep roots in the community, the Foundation remains at the forefront of anticipating new challenges facing women and girls and takes bold, but informed, philanthropic risks. The ultimate goal of all of the Foundation's work is to create lasting, positive change in the lives of women.

Chicago Foundation for Women (the "Foundation") invests in women and girls as catalysts, building strong communities for all. The Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to increasing resources and opportunities for women and girls in the Chicago region through grant making, leadership development, and public and grantee education. Since 1985, the Foundation has awarded nearly 4,000 grants totaling $30 million to organizations and programs that make life better for women and girls. The Foundation improves the lives of women and girls by investing in solutions to the most pressing challenges they face - economic security, violence and access to health care. Because of our broad experience and deep roots in the community, the Foundation remains at the forefront of anticipating new challenges facing women and girls and takes bold, but informed, philanthropic risks. The ultimate goal of all of the Foundation's work is to create lasting, positive change in the lives of women.

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Financial

four stars

94.28

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
82.5%
  Administrative Expenses 4.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.25
  Program Expenses Growth 10.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Chicago Foundation for Women on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Chicago Foundation for Women on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Chicago Foundation for Women (IL) 93.60 four stars
National Women's Law Center (DC) 98.09 four stars
Women's Law Project (PA) 87.27 three stars
Jewish Women International (DC) 88.22 three stars
Women's Funding Network (CA) 85.74 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,834,423
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,241,028
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $6,075,451
   Program Service Revenue $27,925
Total Primary Revenue $6,103,376
   Other Revenue $2,620,289
TOTAL REVENUE $8,723,665
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $4,367,478
   Administrative Expenses $333,912
   Fundraising Expenses $688,166
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,389,556
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,334,109
   
Net Assets $17,083,416

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Grantmaking $3,153,757 71.9%
Leadership Development $477,727 10.9%
Public Policy and Advocacy $455,720 10.4%

Ratings History
Chicago Foundation for Women has received 7 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 06/01/2020 93.60 four stars
2018-06 05/01/2019 93.30 four stars
2017-06 06/01/2018 92.83 four stars
2016-06 06/01/2017 92.48 four stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 96.64 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 90.91 four stars
2013-06 05/01/2014 99.14 four stars
2012-06 07/01/2013 82.06 three stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 81.11 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 89.31 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 05/01/2011 79.63 two stars
2009-06 11/01/2010 62.99 one star
2008-06 10/01/2009 81.46 three stars
2007-06 10/01/2008 98.80 four stars
2006-06 07/01/2007 92.65 four stars
2005-06 07/01/2006 78.41 two stars
2004-06 11/01/2005 60.48 one star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 36-3348160
Name in IRS Master File CHICAGO FOUNDATION FOR WOMEN
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
(995) Described in section 509(a)(2) of the Code
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date April, 1985
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$211,807 3.92% K. Sujata President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Chicago Foundation for Women (IL) 93.60 four stars
Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute (VA) 90.02 four stars
International Women's Media Foundation (DC) 93.54 four stars
Jewish Women International (DC) 88.22 three stars
Women's Foundation for A Greater Memphis (TN) 91.75 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Chicago Foundation for Women
140 S. Dearborn Street
Suite 400
Chicago, IL 60603
tel: (312) 577-2801
fax: (312) 577-2802
EIN: 36-3348160

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Board Leadership

Kelly Smith Haley
Chair

CEO

Felicia Davis
President/CEO

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