Chicago Foundation for Women is committed to supporting women-owned and minority-owned businesses.

In fiscal year 2020, CFW enlisted the services of 114 vendors, including caterers and other event specialists, artists and designers, and consultants. Of these businesses, 59 (54%) were women-owned, and of those, over half were women-of-color-owned.

Of the $1.2 million in vendor payments made, $378,962 went to women-owned businesses. We are proud to support the following businesses.


Afable Consulting, LLC*
Arise Consulting, Inc.*
Become, Inc.*
Big Buzz Idea Group*
BPI Group
Chicago Info Tech*
Chicago Transom Partners
Claudette G. Baker & Associates*
CR Productions, Inc*
DeRute Consulting Cooperative*
Erica Harris*
Fiscal Management Associates (FMA)
GCR Consulting LLC*

InTerract Consulting
Jasculca Terman Strategic Communications
Jessica Newman*
Just Cause Consulting*
Kyle Ann Sebastian*
Lovea Smith*
Loyola University Chicago
McAlpine Consulting For Growth, LLC*
Melcher + Tucker Consultants, LLC*
Mia Birdsong*
Nicole R. Reed*
Opendoor Advisors, Inc.*
Rashaanda Cook*

Resita Cox*
Sharon R. Quam Taylor*
Sikich LLP
Soar Strategies, Inc.*
Stacey Brown*
TandemSpring Company*
The Aldon Malone Group, Ltd.*
The Alford Group, Inc.*
Thirdwave, LLC
Toni Cornelius*
Wishnick & Associates, LLC*
Women Unite!*

Goods and Services:

Affinity Nonprofits
Ally Almore*
Alonti Cafe & Catering
American Program Bureau Inc.
Arrow Messenger*
Beyond Catering & Events
Blackbaud, Inc.
BlueCross BlueShield Of Illinois
Careers In Nonprofits*
Chicago Historical Society
Chicago Sinfonietta, Inc.
Christina Reeves*
Christine M. Gaylord*
City Water International Ltd.
Coffee Unlimited
Comcast Business
Corner Bakery
Efficiency Reporting*
Federal Express

Food For Thought*
Foundant Technologies, Inc.
FUND E-Z Development Corporation
Funders For Lesbian & Gay Issues
Gallery Guichard, LLC*
Guckenheimer Services, LLC*
Harbor Compliance
Heartfelt Catering*
Hilton Chicago
Impact Networking, LLC
John D. And Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Koya Leadership Partners*
Kym Abrams Design Inc.*
Loyola University Chicago – Baumhart Center
M & G Graphics*
Mueller & Co., LLP
National Benefit Services, Inc.
Nationwide Life Insurance Company
Nerdy Media*
Nohea Café*

North Park University
North Shore Printers, Inc.*
Principal Life Insurance Company
Quadient Leasing
Ring Central Inc
Sandra Urquiaga*
Sheraton Grand Chicago
Simply Delicious Bartending And Catering*
Soho House Chicago
Staples Business Advantage
STM Reader, LLC
Summit Hotel TRS 008, LLC
Tastes Of Bri, LLC*
The Hartford
The Hensley Company*
TIAA  Commercial Finance, Inc.
United GMG
Unum Life Insurance Company Of America
VH-M Oakbrook Illinois


Anna D. Rainey*
Chiara Rodgers*
Chicago Child Care Society*
Chinyere Okwu*
Irene Guillermo*
James J. Pestanp
Lake County Community Foundation*

L’Oreal Payton*
Robin Robinson*
Teen Parent Connection*
The Resurrection Project*
Asset Funders Network
Women’s Funding Network*

*Indicates a woman and/or Women of Color owned or led business or organization.

While every effort is made to provide accurate information, we apologize for any errors or omissions.