Capacity Building Program Featured on Fund the People Podcast

Senior Program Officer Tom Fuechtmann recently spoke with Rusty Stahl of the Fund the People podcast to discuss the Foundation’s commitment to investing in grantee leadership development. “If we’re going to transform our communities into a healthier place, it’s going to take the kind of investment that we do in our capacity building,” says Fuechtmann. “It’s going […]

YC2 Program Honors Young Philanthropists

In May, Foundation board and staff gathered to celebrate the accomplishments of our 60 YC2 Changemakers — students from Hinsdale Central High School, Lyons Township High School, Nazareth Academy, and Riverside Brookfield High School — who collectively awarded $30,000 in grant funding to local nonprofit organizations working to provide basic needs services within the Western Suburbs. Congrats to […]

CHW Learning Lab Launches in the Western Suburbs

Earlier this month, the Foundation and its partners — Healthy Communities Foundation, Health & Medicine Policy Research Group, and Sinai Urban Health Institute — hosted a kickoff event for the West Suburban CHW Learning Lab. This quarterly gathering provides community health workers working in the Western Suburbs with an opportunity to connect with peers, share resources, and identify ways […]

February 2022 News

Spring Grant Cycle | Now Open Community Memorial Foundation is now accepting applications for its Spring Grant Cycle. Applications are due on March 15, 2022 by 5:00pm CST. In an effort to further streamline our grantmaking processes and reduce the burden on our grantee partners, the Foundation has eliminated the need to include an annual […]

July 2021 News

Racial Equity | Part 2: Workshops start in September The Foundation has had remarkable interest in its series of racial equity Leadership Institute offerings. We are grateful to those who have participated and continue to be highly engaged in this important work. The final series, Racial Equity | Part 2, starts in September and two of […]

June 2021 News

Racial Equity Workshops Here is what we know to be true: Health equity is inherently tied to racial equity. In our roles as convener and educator, the Foundation seeks to provide our partners with opportunities to listen, learn and engage—together. After soliciting feedback from our grantees, the Foundation is providing a series of Leadership Institute offerings aimed at introducing […]

February 2021 News

Proposals for Spring Grant Cycle due March 15th Responsive grant proposals for the Foundation’s spring cycle are due Monday, March 15th by 5:00 PM CST. Proposals must align with Community Memorial Foundation’s policies and guidelines, geographic focus, and funding priorities; and are submitted through the Foundation’s GIFTS Online grants management system. Now Hiring Part-Time Administrative Assistant Do you […]

New Year | New Transitions

January 2021 News The new year brings new opportunity, and we are excited to announce a series of board and staff transitions in 2021. Our slate of board officers will evolve, as Sue Christoph begins her tenure as Chair. Brad Bloom will replace Sue as Vice-Chair, and Judge Mark Lopez will assume the role of […]

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 […]

The Gift of Gratitude

Thank you for 25 Years of Partnership To Our Treasured Community, Thank you. This final week of November, as our nation celebrates the gift of gratitude, Community Memorial Foundation marks 25 years of changemaking by extending our gratitude to our community partners. The Foundation was established in 1995 out of our shared vision to support […]