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Welcome to The Lumpkin Family Foundation

We seek to:
  •  • Contribute to positive change
  •  • Enrich our respective communities
  •  • Make a significant impact
  •  • Foster leadership and active involvement
  •  • Support education
  •  • Promote effective communication
  •  • Encourage environmental responsibility

Lumpkin Family Fund/Land,Health,Community Grants Awarded

The Lumpkin Family Fund Committee recently awarded the following grants under its Land,Health,Community theme:

  • Champaign County Forest Preserve District Foundation, Mahomet:  $14,000 to undertake a conservation study to assess the hydrological and biological conditions of the natural wetland at the Point Pleasant location.
  • Girls on the Run, Mattoon:  $5,000 to purchase snacks from local farmers or the farmers market for girls in the program.
  • Illinois Stewardship Alliance, Springfield:  $25,000 to increase the availability and consumption of healthy farm-fresh foods in East Central Illinois by building relationships between chefs, farmers, and retailers, holding Local Flavors Events, and educating consumers about the availability of local produced foods.
  • Prairie Rivers Network, Champaign:  $7,000 to partner with the Macon County Soil and Water Conservation District to develop a mailed newsletter targeting absentee landowners who own farmed land in East Central Illinois in order to increase their awareness of water quality issues related to farming practices and encourage them to implement nutrient loss reduction practices on their land.
  • Seven Generations Ahead, Oak Park:  $15,000 to expand membership in the Illinois Farm to School Network and to hold a Farm to School Conference in Springfield in 2016.
  • Sustain/FamilyFarmed.org, Chicago:  $23,050 to support the development of a Direct Market Success manual and educate East Central Illinois produce farmers on practices in the manual.
  • The Land Connection, Champaign:  $10,550 to develop a Guide to Organic Transition that will be available for free download on their Website.
  • Trees Forever, Marion, Iowa:  $5,000 to develop an edible walkway in Taylorville using fruit and nut trees and train volunteers to properly plan and care for the trees.

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Latest News

The Lumpkin Family Foundation mourns the loss of one of its 4th Generation members, Mary Lee Lumpkin Sparks of Albuquerque, NM.  Click here to read Mrs. Sparks' obituary.

As part of our strategic planning in 2014, we engaged the community in research about the assets of our food system in the region.

Click here to read the resulting report, East Central Illinois: A Place to Grow, A Food System Asset Inventory.

An Introduction to Our Work
from Senior Members of the Lumpkin Family

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