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Giving to Your Community

Giving to Your Community

Fund Types

You can give to an existing fund or create a new fund. Funds can be named for a particular individual, family or anonymously. Distributions can be made to qualified organizations serving those in Oak Park and River Forest or anywhere in the United States.

Evaluate Your Options

You can make a greater impact with your charitable giving by developing a plan. The Community Foundation can help you evaluate your options for giving, as we offer a number of different types of funds to fit your charitable intentions.

Call us at 708-848-1560 or email [email protected] with questions or for a free consultation.


Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation Federal Tax Identification Number:

All contributions, once accepted by the Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation Board of Directors, represent an irrevocable contribution to the Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation and are not refundable.

Make a Donation

Thank you for your interest in making a donation to the Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation. Whether you want to give to an established fund or create one of your own, we offer a variety of giving options to help donors maximize their impact.

For questions or additional information on donating to the Community Foundation, please contact Philanthropic Advisor Carrie Summy 708-848-1560, x112 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

Giving Options

There are many ways to fund your charitable interests. The Community Foundation accepts cash, check, cashier's check, money order, wire transfer/ACH, credit card, as well as a variety of other assets described below. No matter which option you choose, we are committed to working with donors like you to fulfill your charitable goals.

Donate Online

 Using a credit or debit card, make a gift through our secure online platform in a few easy steps. Donations may be made anonymously or in honor or memory of a specific person.

  • Click the DONATE NOW button or the icon above to make a secure donation
  • Select our Annual Fund or search our fund list for a giving opportunity that matches your charitable interests 
  • Enter the amount you wish to give
  • Complete your donation by filling in the required information

Please note that credit card transactions carry a processing fee. This fee will be deducted from the gift amount and the net proceeds will be added to the fund. Your tax deduction will still be the gross amount of the gift. Please consider covering the processing fees by adding 3% to your donation.  

Cash or Check

Please make checks out to Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation and include any gift direction in the memo section or a cover letter. Donations may be mailed or dropped off to: 1049 Lake Street, Suite 204, Oak Park, IL 60301 

Cashier's checks, money orders and wire transfer/ACH are also accepted. Please contact us for wire transfer information.  

Other Options

The Community Foundation also accepts the following assets:


1049 Lake Street, Suite 204
Oak Park, IL 60301


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On Mondays and Fridays, staff may be working remotely. Please make an appointment in advance or call ahead to verify that someone is available to receive you.

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