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Press Release July 14, 2016

Foundation Awards more than $1.8 Million Dollars to West Suburban Health and Human Services Agencies

HINSDALE, IL- Community Memorial Foundation’s spring grant cycle has awarded more than $1.8 million dollars to enhance and expand healthcare access and human services programming throughout the western suburbs of Chicago. This funding supports 35 local organizations servicing western Cook and southeastern DuPage counties, and brings the Foundation’s twenty-one-year investment in the region to more than $66 million dollars.

Community Memorial Foundation awards grants to 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organizations that deliver services within the 27 west suburban communities supported by the Foundation. Grant proposals are reviewed twice a year, and funding is allocated for program services and general operating support. The grants facilitate a diverse range of programming, including access to healthcare, basic needs, and behavioral health services.

All Our Children’s Advocacy Center and Pillars are two of the Foundation’s spring 2016 grant recipients. Both organizations have received funding for programs aimed at preventing sexual violence and serving those affected by the trauma of sexual abuse. Pillars will use their funding to support the Male-Allies Against Sexual Violence Initiative, a male-focused primary-prevention model which seeks to address the attitudes that contribute to sexual violence. All Our Children’s Advocacy Center (AOCAC) in Justice will continue to provide forensic interviews, case management, family support services and criminal justice advocacy support to child abuse victims throughout the Foundation’s service area. 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.”

Community Memorial Foundation’s spring 2016 grant recipients are: Advocate Charitable Foundation; All Our Children’s Advocacy Center; American Heart Association Greater Midwest Affiliate; Arab American Family Services; BEDS Plus; Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago; Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet; Center for Independence through Conductive Education; Collaborative Underserved Relief & Education Network (CURE); College of American Pathologists Foundation; The Community House; Community Nurse Health Association; DuPage Health Coalition; Easter Seals DuPage & Fox Valley Region; Family Focus, Inc.; Greater Chicago Food Depository; HCS Family Services; Hope’s Front Door; The LeaderShop; Literacy DuPage; Mercy Housing Lakefront; Metropolitan Family Services DuPage; Metropolitan Family Services Southwest; NAMI Metro Suburban; NAMI of DuPage County; National Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped; Pillars; Samaritan Interfaith Counseling Center; Small Business Majority Foundation, Inc.; TASC Inc.; Thresholds; Trinity Volunteer Corps; UCP Seguin of Greater Chicago; Xilin Association; and YWCA Metropolitan Chicago.

For a complete list of the programs supported by Community Memorial Foundation’s spring 2016 grant cycle, please visit:

About Community Memorial Foundation

Community Memorial Foundation (CMF) is a private health conversion foundation established in 1995. CMF’s grant making and community work are guided by its mission — to measurably improve the health of those who live and work in the western suburbs of Chicago. Throughout over 20 years of investing in the region, CMF has proudly awarded more than $66 million dollars to non-profit organizations in the western suburbs of Cook County and southeastern portion of DuPage County.

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