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 […]

Community Memorial Foundation Awards Nearly a Quarter Million Dollars in Urgent COVID-19 Funding to Nonprofit Organizations Serving the Western Suburbs

Community Memorial Foundation (CMF) has awarded $249,750 to 26 local nonprofit partners who are addressing the COVID-19 outbreak in the Western Suburbs. Funding will expand telehealth tools for essential primary and behavioral healthcare services, as well as address health and human service gaps for the disproportionately affected. “The Foundation has been listening to our grantee […]

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 around your kitchen table, the ones you’ve seen on social media, the people helping people you […]

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 understand how this pandemic is impacting our local communities and to learn what strategies others are […]