A local focus
A regional impact


Community Memorial Foundation

Community Memorial Foundation’s grantmaking and community work are guided by our mission — to measurably improve the health of our neighbors. We define health broadly, but strategically, believing that the personal, social, economic and environmental determinants of health affect overall community wellness. Our grantmaking strategies are currently focused on three areas: our Regional Health and Human Services Agenda, Responsive Grants Program and Building Organizational Effectiveness Program.

Community Memorial Foundation is a private, independent foundation established in 1995 as a result of the sale of the non-profit La Grange Memorial Hospital. We maintain a local focus, serving 27 communities throughout the western suburbs of Chicago.

The Foundation subscribes to the strength of collaborative partnership. In addition to our grantmaking, we regularly convene grantee organizations and other community stakeholders to utilize and build on existing assets. We also conduct community needs assessments and demographic research to be responsive to the changing needs of our region.

To date, Community Memorial Foundation has awarded more than $70 million dollars to non-profit organizations serving western Cook and southeastern DuPage counties.

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