A local focus

A regional impact


Community Memorial Foundation

Mission, Vision and Values

Working together for the greatest impact.

In its simplest terms, our grantmaking represents our values in action. Community Memorial Foundation is committed to embodying our mission, vision and values in all that we do.

Community Memorial Foundation aims to measurably improve the health of those who live and work in the western suburbs of Chicago.

Our vision is that the Foundation, together with the community, will transform the region into the healthiest in the country.


  • The Foundation builds community-centered partnerships with non-profit organizations to develop, implement and sustain creative programs and services that have a measurable impact on the health and well-being of our target communities.
  • The Foundation is committed to creating and enhancing equitable communities, where all of our neighbors can access high-quality health and human services.
  • The Foundation will be attentive to changing social conditions and changing community needs.
  • The Foundation will be a good steward of community assets.
  • The Foundation will maintain a sense of trust by communicating its policies and procedures.
  • All associated with the Foundation will uphold the highest standards of integrity.
  • The Foundation will treat grantees with respect, candor and understanding.
  • The Foundation practices the principles of gratitude, empathy and kindness when partnering with grantees, neighbors and community partners.
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