It’s that time of the year again when local leaders decide which organization has the “Big Idea” of 2018.

The Big Idea contest is sponsored by the Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation’s Entrepreneur Leaderships in Philanthropy group. The group has chosen five finalists for its $50,000 grant. A winner will be picked at the group’s “pitch party” scheduled for March 7 at Wire, 6815 Roosevelt Rd.

The finalists include:

  • Access to Swimming: Ensures that children learn to swim and gain water safety skills before third grade.
  • Big Box of Play: Provides every child access to multiple spaces where play, creativity and imagination are encouraged and supported through traveling pop-up exhibits.
  • Excellence with Equity: Drives student achievement by engaging and connecting with parents/guardians.
  • From Lawns to Gardens II: Converts local lawns into toxin-free gardens and landscapes.

Suicide Safer Community: Aims to create a community that reduces suicide attempts and prevents incidents of suicide. 

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