Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation

Strengthening Our Community Through Philanthropy

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The Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation is a unique resource for you, for professional financial advisors, and for nonprofits serving residents. Together, we steward the community toward sustainability and well-being.

  • We strengthen our community through philanthropy.
  • We provide a central resource for donors, professional financial advisors, student scholarships and nonprofit organizations serving Oak Park & River Forest.
  • For Donors, we provide value and expertise, tax advantages and giving options.
  • For Professional Advisors, we offer a partnership to better serve their clients, and a focus on charitable interests.
  • For donors wishing to fund their field of interest, remember a loved one, donate to an existing fund... or for students seeking scholarships, we have the experience and the resources to provide many opportunities.
  • For non-profits serving our residents, we convene community resources to address underfunded and/or emerging needs. We link non-profit organizations with similar goals, providing networking and relationship-building opportunities within the community. We provide legacy grants and special Community Works grants. We also help nonprofit organizations build endowments through special endowment matching opportunities crafted with our donors.


The purpose of the Oak Park - River Forest Community Foundation is to inspire philanthropy and to steward the community toward sustainability and well-being.

The Foundation serves our community by:

  • Stimulating and facilitating individual philanthropy;Being accountable and prudent managers of donor funds;Making responsive and informed grants; and,
  • Convening resources to address community priorities and interests.

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