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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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Voices HomeIMG

"Making real change requires real community engagement, and it
needs to be built by connecting with the people first." 

— Austin resident & organizer

We invite you to view our community needs assessment, a report two years in the making which reveals the most pressing needs in our area, what the data tells us, and how the power of our community will guide our future to a racially just society.

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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.

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