Announcing Letter of Intent Process

 Community Memorial Foundation is announcing an important addition to our grant application process. Beginning with the spring 2018 grant cycle, submission of an online letter of intent (LOI) will be the first step for many organizations seeking a grant from the Foundation. Organizations must submit a letter of intent if any of the following apply: The […]

September 2017 Newsletter

Collective Impact vs. Collaboration REGIONAL HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AGENDA PROFILE The Regional Health and Human Services Agenda aims to transform our region through cross-sector collaboration and collective impact. While collaboration is a common strategy employed on everything from implementing a workplace project to setting the dinner table, the idea of collective impact – “aligning diverse stakeholders around […]

July 2017 Newsletter

Graphic Depicting the Ladder to Leadership Cohort 2 Collaboration Network (baseline vs. end of program) Collaboration and Connectivity REGIONAL HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AGENDA PROFILE The Regional Health and Human Services Agenda aims to transform the Western Suburbs into the healthiest region in the country through cross-sector collaboration and the development of transformational leadership, a community-identified Value of the Agenda. […]

Community Memorial Foundation Awards Nearly $1M

COMMUNITY MEMORIAL FOUNDATION AWARDS NEARLY $1M IN FUNDING TO WEST SUBURBAN HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICE AGENCIES Foundation’s cumulative investment in the region reaches $70M milestone HINSDALE, IL- Community Memorial Foundation’s spring grant cycle has awarded $946,662 dollars to enhance and expand healthcare access and human services programming throughout the western suburbs of Chicago. The funding […]

June 2017 Newsletter

Crisis Support Via Text REGIONAL HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AGENDA PROFILE Community Memorial Foundation recently partnered with Crisis Text Line to provide a unique keyword to local community members seeking supportive text services. Crisis Text Line (CTL) is a not-for-profit organization providing free crisis intervention via SMS message. The organization’s services are available 24 hours a day every […]

May 2017 Newsletter

BEDS Plus Groundbreaking REGIONAL HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AGENDA PROFILE On Friday, April 21st, friends and supporters of BEDS Plus gathered to break ground on its new Ogden Avenue Supportive Housing facility. Community Memorial Foundation helped fund the project, which will house BEDS Plus’s administrative offices and daytime support center, and also includes 20 units of permanent supportive housing for […]

April 2017 Newsletter

Making Strides in Mental Health Counseling REGIONAL HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AGENDA PROFILE In 2016, 2,570 unduplicated individuals received mental health counseling as a result of grants awarded by Community Memorial Foundation. These grants were given to All Our Children’s Advocacy Center, The Community House, Community Nurse Health Center, Family Shelter Service, Metropolitan Family Services, Mujeres […]

February 2017 Newsletter

  1570 Local Community Members Trained in Mental Health First Aid REGIONAL HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AGENDA PROFILE More than 1500 community members in the CMF Service Area have been trained in Mental Health First Aid, an 8 hour course that teaches how to assess and provide initial assistance to individuals experiencing a mental health issue. Since 2013, […]

January 2017 Newsletter

Creating Transformational Leaders: 2016 Ladder to Leadership Cohort REGIONAL HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AGENDA PROFILE Community Memorial Foundation graduated its 2016 Ladder to Leadership cohort at the La Grange Country Club on January 11th. Developed by the Center for Creative Leadership, Ladder to Leadership is a 16-month training program for emerging non-profit leaders. It uses training sessions, mentorship and […]

November 2016 Newsletter

With Grateful Hearts and Steadfast Hands “There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart.” – Celia Thaxter The temperature may be falling but, at Community Memorial Foundation, our hearts are warm with gratitude.  Day in, day out, our community partners provide us with countless reasons to be thankful.  Whether providing a meal for a […]