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Fueled by Mission | Driven by Data

August 2019 Newsletter

Regional Health and Human Services Agenda strategies are rooted in the Foundation’s mission and driven by community data. We believe that, when hospitalization and demographic data are coupled with community assessment, these tools can elicit changemaking tailored to the needs of our 27 communities.
For the past two years, the Foundation has hosted an online platform that provides continually updated health, economic and quality-of-life data for our service area. These analytics prioritize need; inform the Foundation’s grantmaking strategies; and can be used by grantees to implement evidence-based programming.
We encourage you to visit the site frequently to explore the shifting demographic landscape of the Western Suburbs and track progress on a wide range of health indicators against nationally and locally defined targets.

Letters of Intent for the fall 2019 grant cycle due August 15

Letters of Intent for the Foundation’s fall 2019 grant cycle are due by 5:00pm CST on Thursday, August 15th. Organizations must submit an online letter of intent (LOI) if any of the following apply:
  • The organization has never received a program or general operating grant from Community Memorial Foundation
  • The organization has not received a program or general operating grant from Community Memorial Foundation in the past three years
  • The organization intends to request more than $25,000 from the Foundation
Requests that do not meet the above criteria are not required to submit a letter of intent and may simply submit an online application. All applicants should review the Foundation’s current funding priorities before submitting an LOI or grant application.
Staff will review the LOI upon receipt and will notify the organization within two weeks if it has been invited to submit a full proposal; however, an invitation to submit a full proposal is no guarantee of funding.
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