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Aspiramos Juntos

Grants to Chicago Region, Illinois Nonprofits
for Environment, Nutrition, and Children

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Foundation / Corporation

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The Lumpkin Family Foundation

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Grants to Chicago Region, Illinois nonprofit organizations to benefit local communities in the areas of environmental stewardship, nutrition, and the positive development of children. LOIs are due March 30. Within these areas, the Foundation seeks to promote the following goals:

-Behavior as individuals and as a community sustain the planet for future generations.
-ALL in the community have access to healthy food that is both affordable and sustainably produced.
-Children eat well, are physically active, and spend time outdoors.

Aspiramos Juntos (We Hope Together) is a grant making program offered to organizations in the Chicago region by the Lumpkin Family Foundation. The program’s vision and grantmaking guidelines reflect the aspirations of those members of the Lumpkin family who make their homes in the area.

The Foundation is interested in receiving proposals from organizations that:
-Support opportunities for children in/out of school to engage physically with and to learn about the natural world, to eat well, and to make the most of their innate sense of justice and caring for others and the planet.
-Encourage collaboration among organizations and people working on matters related to environmental sustainability and climate change.
-Support the development of a healthy, local food system.
-Preserve and protect important natural places in the Chicago region.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180276

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must have 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status.

Pre-Application Information:

The Spring 2018 Aspiramos Juntos Grant Cycle will be open to letters of inquiry (LOIs) starting March 9, 2018. LOIs will be due March 30; full applications invited by April 13 with applications due May 14; and final decisions made by June 8.

All LOIs and applications are accepted online.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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Bruce Karmazin, Executive Director

Laura Huddleston, Program Associate

The Lumpkin Family Foundation
121 S. 17th Street
Mattoon IL - 61938

P: (217) 235-3361
F: (217) 258-8444

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Illinois: Chicago region