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July 2016 Newsletter

Leadership Challenge Raises Nearly 678K to Date

Community Memorial Foundation’s Together for Health Leadership Challenge has raised $677,996 to date…with more than two months to go!

Ten organizations have already answered the challenge with a combined $427,979 in new community donations and a $160,352 match from organizational leadership. CMF’s match of the board’s contribution (up to $9,500 per organization) has yielded an additional $89,665 investment into the region.

The leadership challenge grant is one strategy toward achieving transformational leadership in our communities (a Value within theRegional Health and Human Services Agenda). By inviting nonprofit leadership to participate in the challenge, the Foundation hopes to engage them in creating a regional cultural of philanthropy.

The leadership challenge extends through September 30, 2016.

Spring Grant Cycle Awards More than $1.8M to West Suburban Health and Human Service Agencies

Community Memorial Foundation’s spring grant cycle has awarded more than $1.8 million dollars to 35 local organizations servicing western Cook and southeastern DuPage counties.

CMF grants facilitate a diverse range of programming, including access to healthcare, basic needs, and behavioral health services. This cycle, both All Our Children’s Advocacy Center (AOCAC) and Pillars have received funding for programs aimed at preventing sexual violence and serving those affected by the trauma of sexual abuse. For Danielle Butts, Executive Director of AOCAC, the Foundation’s support is essential. “It allows us to continue to provide high quality services in an environment that is sensitive and client-focused,” she says. “We are very grateful for our continued partnership.”

Please click here for a complete list of the organizations and programs supported by  the Foundation’s spring cycle.

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