High 5 Special Grant Opportunity

In 2024, Community Memorial Foundation will award a one-time $5,500 general operating grant in gratitude for our grantees’ partnership, commitment, and impact in the region.

This High Five is for You, Our Grantee Partners!

  1. Community Memorial Foundation will award a one-time $5,500 general operating grant to any grantee organization that has received a program grant from the Foundation within the past 3 years*, with the intent that you will use the funds to lift up the tenacity, spirit and commitment of your staff and/or volunteers. (Check to see if your organization is eligible.)
  2. Partners are asked to submit a 5-sentence paragraph on how you plan to use the grant. Get creative! Funds can be used to support initiatives like a staff appreciation lunch or be leveraged with your board or community to support bigger ideas like a staff kitchen renovation or shared bonus pool.
  3. No lengthy grant reporting! All we ask is that you upload a paragraph or photo of how you used the funds, so that we can celebrate your efforts with our larger community.
  4. Requests must be submitted online by April 15, 2024 at 5:00 PM CST.
  5. Funds must be used by December 1, 2024. Now more than ever, it’s time to celebrate the people in our organizations who tirelessly make a difference in our communities every single day!



Please contact program staff at 630.654.4729 or at the following:

Tom Fuechtman | tfuechtmann@cmfdn.org

Beth Murin | bmurin@cmfdn.org

Nan Silva | nsilva@cmfdn.org


* Organizations that act as BOE consultants and receive a grant for their services, and organizations that have only received a BOE grant in the past three years are not eligible for this opportunity. A list of eligible organizations can be found here: https://cmfdn.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/High-Five-Eligible-Organizations.pdf
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