Fall 2014 Grant Recipients Announced
The Lumpkin Family Foundation is pleased to announce recipients of its fall Lumpkin Family Fund grantmaking cycle in East Central Illinois. The Lumpkin Family Fund makes grants to organizations demonstrating leadership and working toward long-term improvements in the areas of health, education, community access to the arts, the environment, and civic engagement.
Fall 2014 grant recipients include:
Preventative (Human) Health
Illinois Stewardship Alliance, Springfield: $25,000 to encourage the consumption and production of healthy fruit and vegetables in the region.
LifeLinks, Mattoon: $21,140 to help serve patients residing in Coles County through the integration of mental health services into the Mattoon Medical Center.
Seven Generations Ahead, Chicago: $10,000 to support the National Farm to School Program’s recent selection of SGA as the lead farm to school agency in Illinois, enabling SGA to build a statewide Illinois Farm to School Network.
Education and Community Access to the Arts
Williams Elementary School, Mattoon: $3,000 to research the community school model and how Williams Elementary School might better engage community partners for the good of its students.
The Land Connection, Champaign: $12,500 for outreach to farmers on innovative on-farm conservation methods.
Civic Engagement and Community/Nonprofit Organizational Leadership
Mid-Illinois Big Brothers Big Sisters, Charleston: $20,000 for a matching grant program in celebration of the agency's 40 years of service to children and families.
Coles County CASA, Charleston: $7,500 for the purchase of up-to-date computers and current software for office and donor relations management.
***Check back in January for information about grants available in 2015.