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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education (Grantmaking)

Chicago Foundation for Women

Helping women and girls succeed

four stars

92.48

140 S. Dearborn Street Suite 400
Chicago, IL 60601
tel: (312) 577-2801   Web Site
EIN: 36-3348160

Board Leadership
Wendy White Eagle
Chair

CEO
K. Sujata
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.48 four stars
  Financial 90.16 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

four stars

90.16

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
83.2%
  Administrative Expenses 3.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.29
  Program Expenses Growth 2.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.3%
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) 92.48 four stars
Equal Rights Advocates (CA) 91.46 four stars
Women's Foundation for A Greater Memphis (TN) 86.85 three stars
International Women's Media Foundation (DC) 86.13 three stars
Women's Law Project (PA) 86.64 three stars

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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.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,887,931
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,220,037
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,107,968
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,107,968
   Other Revenue $417,743
TOTAL REVENUE $4,525,711
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $3,232,193
   Administrative Expenses $167,591
   Fundraising Expenses $511,981
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,911,765
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $613,946
   
Net Assets $13,728,320

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 for Advocacy Projects Supporting Women $2,210,413 68.0%
Public Policy and Advocacy $509,536 15.7%
Leadership Development $298,242 9.2%
Grantee Education and Support $230,301 7.1%

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

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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)
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  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012

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

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$173,041 4.42% K. Sujata President, CEO

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Chicago Foundation for Women (IL) 92.48 four stars
Equal Rights Advocates (CA) 91.46 four stars
International Women's Media Foundation (DC) 86.13 three stars
National Partnership for Women & Families (DC) 90.58 four stars
Women's Law Project (PA) 86.64 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Chicago Foundation for Women
140 S. Dearborn Street
Suite 400
Chicago, IL 60601
tel: (312) 577-2801
fax: (312) 577-2802
TTY: (312) 577-2803
EIN: 36-3348160

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Board Leadership

Wendy White Eagle
Chair

CEO

K. Sujata
President, CEO

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