It’s a Wonderful Region Because of You

December 2020 News With Gratitude and Hope It’s a wonderful region because of you — our grantees and community partners. The Foundation is always inspired by the ways our grantees carry out their missions, but particularly throughout this challenging year, we have witnessed their courage and kindness, and been humbled by their strength, resilience and […]

Rock Star Resilience

July 2020 News 2020 Leadership Institute Culminates in Coaching and Special Anniversary Grant Opportunity Community Memorial Foundation recently offered our grantee partners a series of Leadership Institute workshops as part of an enhanced capacity building program for our 25th Anniversary. The workshops were facilitated by Fiscal Management Associates and were aimed at strengthening organizational sustainability. […]

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) includes 29 juniors and seniors from Lyons Township High School and Nazareth Academy. Curricula encourages students to explore […]

Leadership Institute 2019

Community Memorial Foundation and Healthy Communities Foundation are partnering to provide grantee board members and executive directors with training in key areas of organizational development.

November 2018 Newsletter

YC2 program offers LT & Naz students the opportunity to become #changemakers The Foundation introduced its Young Community Changemakers program to an audience of nearly 100 community leaders at the La Grange Country Club on October 10th. The program, also known as YC2, is designed to educate and empower local youth to become the next generation of […]

Community Memorial Foundation Launches Youth Philanthropy Program

Community Memorial Foundation introduced its Young Community Changemakers program to an audience of nearly 100 community leaders at a launch event at the La Grange Country Club on October 10, 2018. The Young Community Changemakers program, also known as YC2, is a leadership development program designed to educate and empower local youth to become the […]

August 2018 Newsletter

Foundations Partner for Community Health Worker Pilot Community Memorial Foundation and Healthy Communities Foundation are partnering to pilot a Community Health Worker initiative in the Western Suburbs. Nonprofit organizations are invited to submit proposals that incorporate community health workers, or ‘promotoras’, into new or existing programming. The American Public Health Association defines a community health […]

March 2018 Newsletter

New Logo | New Website | Data Dashboard The Foundation recently revealed our new logo, in tandem with the launch of a new website and data platform. The new logo is a natural evolution of our previous one. We have re-interpreted our trademark blue & green color palette, while invoking an abstract joining of hands […]