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Collective Giving

Discover philanthropic groups that meet your unique interests. Giving groups for students, women, young professionals and business leaders collaborate for combined impact.

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Annual Fund

Support your community now with a donation that continues our important work of building a racially just society in which all members of our community thrive and prosper.

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The Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation has supported our area’s progress and growth for decades by providing funding to nonprofit organizations and initiatives that serve our communities, and strengthening the nonprofit sector's impact through a series of capacity building programs. Our giving groups and programs provide a means of pooling members' resources to make a greater impact together.

Education is one of the most important investments we can make in our future. The Foundation offers students opportunities for college scholarships, as well as educational enrichment grants and professional development grants for students of all ages.

Our sole mission is philanthropy, free from conflicts of interest and with the singular motivation of serving donors and grant recipients. As partners in each philanthropic effort we undertake, the Foundation enables donors to meet their goals of cultivating our community’s growth and advancing its progress — today and for years to come.

We welcome the opportunity to partner with you to establish a tradition of community giving. We'll discover where your interests in the community lie, and explore what aspects of our residents lives you'd like to nourish. Then we'll put your money to work in those areas, by supporting organizations and initiatives that ensure your dollars make an immediate and tangible difference in the world around you.

Summer Enrichment Grant Applications are OPEN! The Tom Neumann Memorial Summer Learning Fund awards up to $9,000 fo… https://t.co/CEPYJC6yhT

The Kathy McMahon Adams Fund provides $1,000 college scholarships to graduates of Ascension School and parishioners… https://t.co/ubrR0oC1mQ

Hey Students!! Summer Enrichment Grant Applications are OPEN! The Dring Language Fellowship awards up to $2,500 for… https://t.co/rw2LonshGV

The Future Philanthropists Program is seeking grant proposals from eligible tax-exempt organizations in Oak Park, a… https://t.co/pIIfNDIDMj