The Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation is based on a powerful promise: to create an enduring institution where people come together and pool their resources to meet our community’s most pressing needs – not just now, but forever. For more than sixty years, generations of thoughtful and caring donors have empowered the Community Foundation’s work to safeguard and advance the community in which we live, raise our families, and work.
The Community Foundation’s Annual Fund, previously known as the Fund for Now, supports a broad range of activities for community impact, such as strengthening local nonprofits through capacity building and funding, cultivating the next generation of philanthropists, and harnessing collective giving of donors in our community. All of which creates catalytic social capital so vital to the future of our community.
The Community Foundation is a unique and vital part of the fabric of our community, a cornerstone from which so many good things are created across Oak Park, River Forest and surrounding communities. Our bedrock of exceptional service to our local organizations, our donors, and our scholars is now being built upon; we have begun the hard work to create a more just and socially equitable community. But we cannot continue without support to our organization itself.
Generous donations to the Annual Fund help us continue to involve individuals, mobilize resources to improve the lives of area residents, and support organizations throughout the Western Cook County region.
Support your community now with a secure online donation to the Annual Fund. Your gift makes an immediate impact in building a more vibrant community.
Here For Our Community
The Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation offers leadership and a platform for community stakeholders to collaborate and address overarching issues; provides philanthropic advisory services to donors and manages charitable assets on donors’ behalf; and helps area nonprofit organizations and programs succeed through training sessions, capacity grants and community grants in the areas of education, youth development, housing stability and homelessness, arts and culture, and health.