Spring 2016 Lumpkin Family Fund Grants Announced
The Lumpkin Family Foundation is pleased to announce recipients of its spring grantmaking cycle in East Central Illinois. The Lumpkin Family Foundation works toward a long term vision of holistically healthy communities.
Spring 2016 grant recipients include:
Faith in Place: $15,000 to establish Green Teams in East Central Illinois’ faith communities that will set environmental goals and implement impactful and sustainable programs.
FARM Illinois: $2,500 in a strategic partnership contribution to support the FARM Illinois mission to coordinate policy, innovation, and leadership efforts across the food and agriculture systems in Illinois.
Fit 2 Serve: $20,000 to incubate a sustainable food center that is financially viable by 2020 and offer education and resources to farm, community, and school gardens.
Millikin University: $25,000 to develop a Food Innovation and Entrepreneurship (FIE) Program in collaboration with National Foodworks Services (NFS) to further the training, development, and growth of food entrepreneurs in Central Illinois and beyond.
Sola Gratia Farm/ St. Matthew Lutheran Church: $7,500 to purchase and install a high tunnel hoophouse that will extend the growing season, bring in increased income, and enhance ability to support the farm’s mission.
The Lumpkin Family Foundation will begin its fall 2016 grantmaking cycle in August. Letters of inquiry are invited beginning July 29.