Aspiramos Juntos

Grants to Chicago Region, Illinois Nonprofits to Enhance
Education, Health, Nutrition, and the Local Environment

GrantWatch ID#: 180276
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

The Lumpkin Family Foundation



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Grants ranging between $5,000 and $25,000 to Chicago region, Illinois nonprofits for programs that will enhance the environment, education, health, and nutrition for local communities. LOIs are accepted until October 20. The goals of this grant are to ensure that everyone in the community has access to healthy food that is both affordable and sustainably produced; that their behavior as a community helps to sustain the planet for future generations; and that the community's children eat well, are physically active, and spend time outdoors.

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.

Typically, grants range from $5,000 to $25,000.

While not typical, The Foundation has made a few multi-year gifts.

Proposals will be considered from eligible 501(c)(3) organizations and municipalities which meet the following criteria:

- Reflect the Foundation's mission;
- Serve the community without discrimination on the basis of race, sex, or religion;
- Keep books available for regular independent outside audit, and make results available to all potential contributors;
- Comply with applicable laws regarding registration and reporting.

Proposals will not be considered from:

- Organizations that are not exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code;
- Organizations whose primary purpose is to influence legislation;
- Political causes, candidate’s organizations or campaigns;
- Individuals;
- Religious organizations, unless the particular program will benefit a large portion of the community and does not duplicate the work of other agencies in the community.

The first step is the submission of a Letter of Inquiry (LOI).

Program Timetable

2017 Spring Cycle
Letters of Inquiry accepted until April 7th (not before March 20th);
Applications invited by May 1st;
Applications due May 22nd;
Grant decisions made by June 23rd.

2017 Fall Cycle
Letters of Inquiry accepted until October 20th (not before September 29th);
Applications invited by November 10th;
Applications due December 4th;
Grant decisions made by December 22nd.

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

To apply:

Bruce Karmazin, Executive Director
Phone: 217-234-5915

Laura Huddleston, Administrative Assistant
Phone: 217-235-3361

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USA: Illinois: Chicago region

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