The Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation:
-- is a charitable organization managing endowed funds to improve
the lives of people in Oak Park-River Forest and other
-- convenes community members to address opportunities and
aspirations. Currently, our Communityworks priorities
are the success of all youth, environmental sustainability and
community leadership development.
-- combines charitable gifts with community knowledge, leadership
and the ability to attract resources to provide grants and
-- makes it easy for you to establish charitable funds, donate to
existing funds, remember a loved one with a memorial gift or
support a special project or field of interest.
-- manages more than 100 funds and endowments entrusted
to our care Today, charitable assets we manage total more than $
21 million. In addition, the Foundation holds
more than $28 million for others.
-- is a unique resource for you, for professional
financial advisors, and for nonprofits. Together, we steward
the community toward sustainability and
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The Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation is the
corporate trustee of The Russell Josephine Kott Memorial
Charitable Trust. This Trust provides funding to charitable
organizations that improve the livelihood of individuals,
especially through education or medical services, with an
emphasis on such services for the elderly.
For information about Russell and Josephine Kott
Memorial Charitable Trust Grants and the Kott Gerontology Scholar
opportunities please visit kotttrust.org.
The Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation
supports the Communityworks Partnership
Click on the logo to get the details!
The Communityworks Partnership invites you to page at
Dominican University's Brennan School of Business
Get program details and obtain an application.
The Program develops your leadership skills, provides a unique
opportunity to interact with local leaders, and challenges you
through projects beneficial to the community.
PlanIt Green is commissioned by the
Communityworks Partnership, engaging community residents
and stakeholder organizations in implementation of a
comprehensive plan to realize a sustainable Oak Park and River
The Future Philanthropist Program provides
high school students with the opportunity to learn how to be
philanthropists and grantmakers. Grants from the Future
Philanthropist Fund are made on an annual cycle. Look for the
next cycle in late 2013.
We welcome donations of cash and checks to our funds, or...
You can donate by clicking the Donate Now button at the top of
the page, or...
You can donate with a credit card or debit card,
You can now donate to the Foundation through Pay Pal.
To make a donation with your credit or debit card, please call
Cathy Craddock at 708-848-1560.
To donate through Pay Pal, click on the Donate button
Click for a listing of our publications.
Crystal Travel Grant Information is on our Scholarships Page.
Click here for links to business partners supporting our
Community Bank of
Oak Park & River Forest
Park National Bank & Trust
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Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation