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Our Passion


Over the last six years, HJWC has raised over $1.3 million dollars for non-profit organizations in Chicagoland and the Western Suburbs. In 2018-2019, we launched our new Grant Fundraising model to help fund tangible items with a lasting impact for deserving organizations. The change has come as the women of HJWC have recognized a desire to help even more organizations. Organizations must be a 501C3 to be applicable. A $50,000 grant is the maximum grant allowed under this new model. The 2022-2023 club year, grant applications is closed. The 2023-2024 club year grant application will be submitted through an online Google Form from September 1, 2023 to September 30, 2023 at 11:59pm. 


In addition to raising money to fund grants, we also spend upwards of 450 hours each year volunteering at local charities.

For more information about our philanthropic model, please email:

Service Projects

HJWC connects with local non-for-profits to volunteer our time and services to local charities in need. Whether it is providing landscaping for the Wellness House, making fleece blankets for families in need, or packing boxes of food for HCS Family Services, our HJWC members volunteer over 450 hours a year to our partner charities.  

Need help? We’d love to partner with you.
Applications to become one of our service project organizations will open August 2023! 

Grant Applications

Chicagoland non-for-profits are able to apply for a grant up to $50,000. HJWC raises money for our grant recipients throughout our club year and through our big gala, called Benefit. Each grant applicant has to go through a presentation and interview and question by our HJWC members.  As a club we vote on how the raised money will get applied to our applicants.  HJWC members vote on the grant recipients and our grant recipients are announced in May.


Interested in applying for a grant? The application for the 2022-2023 grant year is due and must be time stamped between September 1 and no later than September 30 (11:59 pm) of 2022.

THANK YOU for helping survivors achieve a brand-new outlook and freedom. Your partnership in our mission means so much!

Wings- Breaking the Cycle of Domestic Violence


Philanthropic Grant Winners

Giant Steps Child's Voice 

Gigi's Playhouse
Aspire Un Nuevo Despertar - A New Awakening
Communities in Schools of Chicago

By The Hand 

Share Our Spare
Sharing Connections, Inc.
WINGS Program Inc.

DuPage Pads
Helping Hand Refugee
One Harmony Hope and Healing 

People's Music 

Amita Health 


HJWC Service Hours

HCS Family Services 

Cosley Zoo
Chicago Lighthouse
Wellness House 

Ray Graham Association
Family Shelter Service of Metropolitan 

Family Services of Dupage 

Interfaith Community Partners
Share Our Spare 

Gigi's Playhouse
Greenhouse Scholars

Loaves and Fishes 


Hinsdale Youth Center

Mobile Food Pantry Volunteer Service
Bear Necessities

Home to Home


Hope's Front

Door Mercy Home IMD

Guest House

New Moms
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