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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

Aspiramos Juntos Fall 2016 Grants Awarded


Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods: $5,390 to assist bilingual 1st to 5th grade students to be more physically active in a natural environment through story and writing and outdoor experiential learning.

FamilyFarmed: $10,000 to support their mission of expanding the production, marketing, and distribution of locally grown and responsibly produced food, in order to enhance the social, economic, and environmental health of our communities.

Garfield Park Community Council: $10,000 to support Garfield Park Community Wellness Initiative, using the production of fresh, local food to rebuild West Side Chicago's social and economic infrastructure.

Green Community Connections/One Earth Film Festival: $20,000 to support the film festival which increases hard-to-reach communities' knowledge of sustainable practices and healthy food.

Growing Home, Inc.: $20,000 to help increase outreach to support robust food systems and a thriving green corridor in Greater Englewood along with development of a demonstrative garden.

Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry: $10,000 to expand The Surplus Project, a project that reduces food waste, increases access to healthy meals, and minimizes food insecurity in the Oak Park and River Forest community.

Purple Asparagus: $8,000 to deliver the Family Cooking Program, which increases knowledge of healthy cooking and eating, in Chicago area schools.

Seven Generations Ahead: $15,000 to support Seven Generations Ahead's comprehensive portfolio of program work and general operations. 

For more information about the Aspiramos Juntos grant making process click here.


Laura Huddleston joined The Lumpkin Family Foundation as our new Administrative Assistant in January 2016. She previously worked as the Children’s Librarian at the Mattoon Public Library.  Laura has a B.A. in Spanish and Secondary Education from Eastern Illinois University and has also worked in teaching and educational software fields.  Over the past several years she has served on the Illinois School Library Media Association’s Monarch Award Committee and as an advisory board member for RSVP of Coles County.  In 2014 she was honored as one of the JG-TC’s 20 Under 40 recipients for her work at the MPL. Laura was raised in Mattoon and returned here in 2004 with her husband and two children after teaching and working in Champaign-Urbana.

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