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Student Changemakers Award $15,000 to Address Barriers to Health Care

Students participating in YC2, Community Memorial Foundation’s youth philanthropy program, recently awarded $7,500 grants to Alivio Medical Center and TEACH to address barriers to health care surrounding language, cultural competence and ability to pay. The 2020 cohort of YC2 (also known as Young Community Changemakers)Read More

Nominate a Regional Rock Star

Community Partners Launch Recognition of Regional Rock Stars to Ignite Hope We all know one: a neighbor, colleague, co-worker, friend who is making a difference with acts of kindness, hope and gratitude. These are the folks you talk about aroundRead More

CMF Announces COVID-19 Urgent Response Fund

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, Community Memorial Foundation has been listening: first and foremost, to our grantee partners—to their needs and concerns; to Chicagoland-area grantmaking colleagues; and to thought leaders across the country. Our focus is how to best understandRead More

Important News from CMF

Dear Colleagues and Friends, So much has changed since we last convened in January. Like many communities across our nation, our region has been deeply affected by the COVID-19 outbreak and its effects on our neighbors, our sector and ourRead More

Joint Statement on COVID-19

Community Memorial Foundation, Healthy Communities Foundation, Michael Reese Health Trust and Westlake Health Foundation are focused on measurably improving the health and well-being of individuals and families living in Chicago and the western suburbs. As such, we share a mutualRead More
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