About Activity Committees

Activity committees have been established by the Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees (in accord with Article V, Section 3, of the bylaws) to organize volunteers within the community of Oak Park for service in meeting specific needs. Without having each group individually incorporate and obtain tax-exempt status, human and fiscal resources are not diverted away from these committee’s goals.


Activity committees do not exist as distinct legal entities but are merely standing committees of the Community Foundation. As such, the committees are included within the Foundation’s 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status and are thus eligible to receive charitable donations that may be itemized deductions on donors’ tax returns.

Each committee is self-governing under the supervision of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees, each with its own bylaws, officers, and members. Periodic reports on the committees’ activities are presented to the Board of Trustees. The Foundation’s Treasurer oversees the committees’ fiscal affairs to ensure they operate in a manner consistent with a tax-exempt charity.

If you would like to volunteer for any of these activity committees, visit our Contacts page.

The bylaws of each activity committee is available in the form of a PDF file from the Community Foundation’s Webmaster.