Woods Fund Chicago is a grantmaking foundation committed to the promotion of social, economic, and racial justice through the support of community organizing and public policy advocacy that engages people that are most impacted. Working primarily as a funding partner with nonprofit organizations, the fund values community organizing and public policy advocacy efforts that lead to comprehensive, authentic, relevant, and sustainable solutions. The fund believes systemic change is the only way to eradicate poverty and structural racism. People most affected by economic and racial inequity should be the leaders and participants in the process of addressing issues that impact them. The fund asserts communities have greater strength, authority, and power through collaborative practice and collective voice. The fund commits to be an active partner and catalyst with organizations that share our mission and values..
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