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We’re Turning 25!

January 2020 News Foundation to Launch a Year of 25th Anniversary Programming Community Memorial Foundation turns 25 in 2020, and we plan to honor our anniversary by celebrating the strength and resilience of our grantee partners. Through an enhanced capacity buildingRead More

Strength, Inspiration, Leadership & Sustainability

November 2019 Newsletter Foundations Collaborate to Build Capacity & Strengthen Organizations Community Memorial Foundation and Healthy Communities Foundation recently partnered on a Leadership Institute, providing grantee board members and executive directors with training in key areas of organizational development. ParticipatingRead More

YC2 | The HUB

October 2019 Newsletter Know a young #changemaker? Encourage Them to Apply to YC2 The Foundation is now accepting applications for YC2, a leadership development program designed to educate and empower local youth to become our community’s next generation of philanthropists. The programRead More

Be the 1

September 2019 Newsletter Be the One to Help this Suicide Prevention Month September is Suicide Prevention Month and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline has initiated a campaign encouraging each of us to Be the 1 To share action steps andRead More

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 theRead More

July 2019 Newsletter

Graduating Our Third Cohort of Emerging Leaders Community Memorial Foundation marked the culmination of our third Ladder to Leadership cohort on June 18th at a celebration for the 15 emerging leaders who completed the program. Nearly 150 people gathered at the LaRead More

Leadership Institute 2019

Strengthening Leaders, Strengthening Organizations Community Memorial Foundation and Healthy Communities Foundation believe that leadership requires the capacity to turn vision into reality. That's why we're partnering to provide grantee board members and executive directors with training in key areas of organizational development. LeadershipRead More

February 2019 Newsletter

YC2 Participants Select Teen Mental Health as Grantmaking Focus Participants in YC2, the Foundation's youth philanthropy initiative, are now mid-way through the program. Students have been schooled on the basics of philanthropic theory, ethics, and grantmaking, and have recently selected teenRead More

January 2019 Newsletter

Local Foundations Partner to Fund West Suburban Community Health Workers Community Memorial Foundation and Healthy Communities Foundation have jointly invested $535,000 in a pilot program to engage a community health worker network in the Western Suburbs. Community Health Workers, orRead More
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