Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education (Grantmaking)

Chicago Foundation for Women

Helping women and girls succeed

four stars

93.30

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

Board Leadership
Patricia Slovak
Chair

CEO
Felicia Davis
President/CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.30 four stars
  Financial 91.42 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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

91.42

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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 3.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.23
  Program Expenses Growth 5.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.0%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,908,026
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,137,161
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,045,187
   Program Service Revenue $16,099
Total Primary Revenue $4,061,286
   Other Revenue $907,135
TOTAL REVENUE $4,968,421
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $4,055,251
   Administrative Expenses $129,926
   Fundraising Expenses $679,736
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,864,913
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $103,508
   
Net Assets $15,392,959

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$195,156 4.01% K. Sujata President, CEO

Mission

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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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

Patricia Slovak
Chair

CEO

Felicia Davis
President/CEO