• Impact Excellence
    • Our Impact Excellence Program is integral to our commitment to serve as a local resource and a trusted, valued partner within the community.

      Contact Elizabeth Chadri at 708-848-1560 or by e-mail: [email protected] for more information.

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Impact Excellence

As part of our goal to strengthen the nonprofit sector’s impact on the overall quality of life in our community, the Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation offers a series of capacity building programs for local nonprofits.

These programs address core elements of capacity building such as an organization’s

  • Mission, vision and goals
  • Strategy
  • Human resources
  • Systems and infrastructure
  • Governance and structure
  • Culture

Our Impact Excellence Program provides multiple opportunities for capacity building to non-profits serving Oak Park-River Forest including:

  • Quarterly Half-day Seminars 
  • Senior Executive Roundtables
  • Special events aimed at providing additional resources to non-profits 
  • Targeted technical assistance to address non-profit capacity building needs  


The Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation will not offer any Impact Excellence sessions in 2021 due to ongoing restructuring of our program priorities.  We expect to share our plans for next year towards the end of this year.  Please contact Elizabeth Chadri at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions.

Additional Resources

The HUB  is a closed-loop referral database that helps connect community members to the behavioral health and other social services that they need. Learn more and search for services by zip code at 

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