Past Grantees

Aspiramos Juntos

  • Aspiramos JuntosFall2022

    NeighborSpace

    To support comprehensive stewardship activities in 120+ NeighborSpace community gardens and neighborhood farms, including ongoing maintenance and training garden/farm leaders and other volunteers.

    View NeighborSpace's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosFall2022

    Foundation of Little Village

    To expand the participation of the Cocina Rx preventive care food clinic pilot program based on personalized nutrition through medically tailored meals w/advanced microbiome testing (University of Chicago), tele-nutrition, health coaching, and culinary arts training.

    View Foundation of Little Village's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosFall2022

    Academy for Global Citizenship

    To support Cultivate Collective’s urban agriculture start-up costs associated with the launch of their three-acre farm and associated programs. The farm is located in Southwest Chicago at the site of a former Chicago Housing Authority community, approximately 1.5 miles from Midway Airport.

    View Academy for Global Citizenship's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosFall2022

    The Good Food Catalyst

    To provide training and education for ‘good food’ entrepreneurs to achieve scale, sustainability, and financial stability, with a focus on women and minority-owned businesses that may lack traditional access to training and business education opportunities.

    View The Good Food Catalyst's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosFall2022

    One Earth Collective

    To continue the One Earth Film Festival (OEFF), its youth initiatives, and to develop a branded, turnkey model to allow our extensive Chicago-area partner network to autonomously manage film events at a quality consistent with those offered directly by OEFF.

    View One Earth Collective's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosFall2022

    Growing Home, Inc.

    To support the Food Access program, designed to improve the health of the local community through food delivery and outreach showing residents of all ages that nutritious choices can be affordable, easy, and accessible.

    View Growing Home, Inc.'s Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosFall2022

    Healthy Schools Campaign

    For continued funding of HSC's work ensuring that Chicago students have access to healthy school environments where they can learn and thrive, eat and grow healthy food, and engage with the outdoors. This work contributes to sustainable food systems and environmental practices throughout the region.

    View Healthy Schools Campaign's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosFall2022

    Friends of the Chicago River

    For continued support of the Chicago River Schools Network (CRSN) program, providing K-12 teachers and students with free virtual and in-person resources for immersing students in the history, ecology, and improving health of the Chicago River watershed, a 673-square-mile region that encompasses the City of Chicago and much of Cook County, plus portions of Lake County and beyond.

    View Friends of the Chicago River's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosFall2022

    Garfield Park Community Council

    To support the Garfield Park Community Wellness Initiative, which supports resident-led food access programs through local gardens and community events to improve health outcomes and build economic opportunities in the Garfield Park neighborhood of Chicago.

    View Garfield Park Community Council's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosFall2022

    Heartland Human Care Services

    To fund the rebuilding of the on-site greenhouse at HHCS' main farm in East Garfield Park. The greenhouse will increase crop production, minimize plant disease, and provide additional space for learning and skill set training for Transitional Jobs participants.

    View Heartland Human Care Services's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosSpring2022

    Chicago Lights Urban Farm

    For the purchase of Farm Camp supplies and to support the salary costs of staff members who will provide five weeks of positive youth development opportunities for children ages six through eleven residing in the Cabrini Green public housing development at no cost to their families.

    View Chicago Lights Urban Farm's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosSpring2022

    Heartland Human Care Services

    To support Chicago FarmWorks, which grows food on several urban agricultural sites, formerly vacant or blighted areas of our community, and provides residents with farm-totable, hyper-local produce. In addition to increasing access to healthy food, FarmWorks expands individuals’ economic opportunities by offering job training and transitional employment at their main farm site and community-based employment partner sites.

    View Heartland Human Care Services's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosSpring2022

    Seven Generations Ahead

    For general operations support to build healthy and sustainable communities, with the primary focus on equitable sustainability and driving greenhouse gas emissions reductions through projects with Chicago Public Schools and policies that ensure equitable outcomes and support the development of the renewable and circular economy.

    View Seven Generations Ahead's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosSpring2022

    Gardeneers

    To support Gardeneers' network of partner schools, primarily on the West and South slides of Chicago, in low-income, under-resourced communities of color that face barriers to fresh, healthy food access. Their school farm and garden programs contribute positively to the larger food system by building students’ awareness, knowledge, and skills to directly address food inequality and become leaders who care for themselves, their communities, and their environment.

    View Gardeneers's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosSpring2022

    People Matter

    For general operations support for building organizational capacity to advance their mission through projects and leadership development work that nurtures and cultivates community leaders to protect and improve their communities in addressing environmental justice and sustainability.

    View People Matter's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosSpring2022

    Just Roots Chicago

    To support two of our core educational initiatives at the It Takes A Village Community Farm in Sauk Village —Youth Education and Fresh Food Farmacy. These programs serve students 6th-12th grade and families with chronic and/or diet related health conditions to provide access to farm fresh food, hands-on gardening and cooking education, and opportunities to build relationships with their neighbors.

    View Just Roots Chicago's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosSpring2022

    Forest Preserve Foundation

    To support the Forest Preserve Experience, a paid summer jobs program for youth served by the Housing Authority of Cook County, to engage participants in team building exercises, job skills and financial literacy training, environmental education, and conservation efforts in local preserves throughout south and west Cook County.

    View Forest Preserve Foundation's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosSpring2022

    Openlands

    To support the Building School Gardens (BSG) program to share expertise, resources, and encouragement in spending time outdoors learning about and working with the natural world in two distinct ways: workshops and in-garden support for 91 schools and their surrounding communities.

    View Openlands's Website
  • Aspiramos Juntos2021

    Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever

    To assist with funding a Precision Ag Conservationist (PAC) Position in East Central Illinois to develop solutions that will encourage producers to adopt new practices that will improve their environmental impact.

    View Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosFall2021

    Trinity UCC Child Care Centers, Inc.

    To support the Trinity Eats Education program, focused on helping children and their parents become more knowledgeable about nutrition and enabling them to make healthy choices every day.

    View Trinity UCC Child Care Centers, Inc.'s Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosFall2021

    Growing Home, Inc.

    To support Growing Home's Food Access Program with activities designed to improve the health of the entire community by showing residents of all ages that nutritious choices can be affordable, easy, and accessible. Funds will go towards new initiatives in food delivery and outreach in light of COVID-19.

    View Growing Home, Inc. 's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosFall2021

    Green Community Connections/One Earth Film Festival

    To support OEFF as they continue their mission-based work by evolving their organizational model, strengthening their youth programs for building advocacy and resiliency of the next generation, and continuing to provide rich film programs that demonstrate how healthy, sustainable food systems can solve problems relating to human and environmental health.

    View Green Community Connections/One Earth Film Festival's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosFall2021

    Healthy Schools Campaign

    To support HSC's local and national work that ensures that Chicago students have access to healthy school environments where they can learn and thrive, eat and grow healthy food, and engage with the outdoors.  This work contributes to sustainable food systems and environmental practices throughout the region.

    View Healthy Schools Campaign's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosFall2021

    Garfield Park Community Council

    To support the Garfield Park Community Wellness Initiative, which supports resident-led food access programs through local gardens and community events to improve health outcomes and build economic opportunities in Garfield Park.

    View Garfield Park Community Council's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosFall2021

    Friends of the Chicago River

    To support the Chicago River Schools Network which provides K-12 teachers the training and personalized assistance they need to immerse their students in the turbulent history, evolving ecology, and improving health of the Chicago River.


    View Friends of the Chicago River's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosFall2021

    NeighborSpace

    To support comprehensive stewardship activities in the more than 120 NBSP community gardens and neighborhood farms.

    View NeighborSpace's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosFall2021

    Plant Chicago, NFP

    To support building out a center for circular economy programming in a former firehouse on the southwest side of Chicago.

    View Plant Chicago, NFP's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosFall2021

    Seven Generations Ahead

    To support general operations, with a particular focus on advancing solar energy installations and procurement, advancing food recovery and composting through the Wasted Food Action Alliance, and expanding the It’s Our Future program to new metro area communities.

    View Seven Generations Ahead's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosSpring2021

    Openlands

    To support the Building School Gardens (BSG) program.  In fall 2021, BSG will support 91 schools, nearly 50,000 enrolled students, and their surrounding communities with similar demographics. BSG supports students, teachers, and community members by sharing expertise, resources, and encouragement in spending time outdoors learning about and working with the natural world in two distinct ways: workshops and in-garden support.

    View Openlands's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosSpring2021

    Faith in Place

    To support Faith in Place’s Chicago Eco-Ambassadors program which provides youth, ages 14-18, with enriching opportunities to learn about environmental justice and sustainability; engage in the natural world through camping and habitat stewardship; and grow their leadership, communications, and career skills.

    View Faith in Place's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosSpring2021

    Star Farm Chicago

    To support Star Farm's bi-monthly Family Garden Days. Each 4-hour session will be held either at the Star Farm Community Garden or the Star Farm Incubator Farm. The programs will include a garden workshop led by one of the Star farm incubator growers, one of the Star Farm outreach staff, and/or a guest speaker or artist.

    View Star Farm Chicago's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosSpring2021

    Gardeneers

    To support Gardeneers' network of partner schools, primarily on the West and South slides of Chicago, in low-income, under-resourced communities of color that face barriers to fresh, healthy food access. Their school farm and garden programs contribute positively to the larger food system by building students’ awareness, knowledge, and skills to directly address food inequality and become leaders who care for themselves, their communities, and their environment.

    View Gardeneers's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosSpring2021

    Heartland Human Care Services

    To support Chicago FarmWorks which grows food on several urban agricultural sites, formerly vacant or blighted areas of our community, and provides residents with farm-totable, hyper-local produce. In addition to increasing access to healthy food, FarmWorks expands individuals’ economic opportunities by offering job training and transitional employment at their main farm site and community-based employment partner sites.

    View Heartland Human Care Services's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosFall2020

    Ann & Robert Lurie Children's Hospital

    To support “Healthy Food, Healthy Kids, Healthy Planet” which will be a digital curriculum for organizations serving youth ages 12-18. The curriculum will link healthy eating and physical activity to climate change, food justice, and health equity and emphasize opportunities for youth.

    View Ann & Robert Lurie Children's Hospital's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosFall2020

    Forest Preserve Foundation, Inc.

    To support The Forest Preserve Experience, a summer internship program that provides paid conservation work to youth served by the Housing Authority of Cook County. Taking place in local preserves throughout South and West Cook County, this program intends to introduce underserved youth to conservation and the environment while providing work experience and professional development opportunities.

    View Forest Preserve Foundation, Inc. 's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosFall2020

    Growing Home, Inc.

    To support Growing Home's Food Access Program with activities designed to improve the health of the entire community by showing residents of all ages that nutritious choices can be affordable, easy, and accessible.  Funds will go towards new initiatives in food delivery and outreach in light of COVID-19.

    View Growing Home, Inc.'s Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosFall2020

    NeighborSpace

    To support revitalization of Unity Park in North Lawndale. The project will create a place of recreation, respite, and community building in a West Side neighborhood that lacks accessible, intergenerational public green space for outdoor activities and community gatherings that promote physical and emotional health and well-being.

    View NeighborSpace's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosFall2020

    Plant Chicago

    To support Plant Chicago’s nutrition and STEM education work with K -12 students, with a particular focus on their partner schools in the Back of the Yards neighborhood and the Southwest Side of Chicago.

    View Plant Chicago's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosFall2020

    Healthy Schools Campaign

    To support Healthy Schools Campaign's work to ensure that Chicago students have access to healthy school environments where they can learn and thrive, eat and grow healthy food, and engage with the outdoors. This work contributes to sustainable food systems and environmental practices throughout the region.

    View Healthy Schools Campaign's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosFall2020

    Garfield Park Community Council

    To support the Garfield Park Community Wellness Initiative, which supports resident-led food access programs through local gardens and community events to improve health outcomes and build economic opportunities in Garfield Park.

    View Garfield Park Community Council's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosFall2020

    Seven Generations Ahead

    To support general operations, with a particular focus on advancing solar energy installations and procurement, advancing food recovery and composting through the Wasted Food Action Alliance, and expanding the It’s Our Future program to new metro area communities.

    View Seven Generations Ahead's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosFall2020

    Green Community Connections/One Earth Film Festival

    To support OEFF as they continue their mission-based work by evolving their organizational model, strengthening their youth programs for building advocacy and resiliency of the next generation, and continuing to provide rich film programs that demonstrate how healthy, sustainable food systems can solve problems relating to human and environmental health.

    View Green Community Connections/One Earth Film Festival's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosFall2020

    Advocates for Urban Agriculture

    To support AUA's coordinated technical assistance initiative that will produce a series of deliverables designed to help Chicago area farmers expand their capacity to both produce and distribute locally grown food and value added products, addressing a growing demand for healthy, local food.

    View Advocates for Urban Agriculture's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosSpring 2020

    Gardeneers

    To support their team of growers and educators who continue growing food on their largest production sites for at-risk Chicago residents with plans to grow nearly 10,000 pounds of produce to be safely donated in these communities in 2020.

    View Gardeneers's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosSpring 2020

    Angelic Organics Learning Center

    To support On-Farm program scholarships to subsidize children who attend the Learning Center’s day camp, custom programs, and school programs. 

    View Angelic Organics Learning Center's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosSpring 2020

    Openlands

    To inform teachers of the benefit of using the school garden as an extension of the classroom and to encourage parents and community members to share the sense of ownership of the school garden through workshops that will also be offered in Spanish.

    View Openlands's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosSpring 2020

    Catholic Bishop of Chicago - Stein Learning Gardens

    To support the Grow Your Groceries Campaign at St. Sabina's Stein Learning Gardens.  Grow Your Groceries is a collaborative effort of four non-profit urban agriculture organizations and three Chicago university contributors to deliver home garden kits to food insecure families starting on the south side of Chicago in Auburn-Gresham, Back of the Yards, Englewood, and Chicago Lawn.

    View Catholic Bishop of Chicago - Stein Learning Gardens's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosSpring 2020

    Purple Asparagus

    To support capacity building and development.

    View Purple Asparagus's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosSpring 2020

    Heartland Human Care Services

    To support Chicago FarmWorks’ community garden, broadening its reach and deepening its impact by supporting staff and food production costs associated with implementing the program and expanding community engagement.

    View Heartland Human Care Services's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosSpring2019

    Gardeneers

    To support the expansion of their Growing School Gardens program across their network of 20 partner schools.

    View Gardeneers's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosSpring2019

    Big Green

    To support the staff, training, and materials needed to bring their Learning Gardens to life. 

    View Big Green 's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosSpring2019

    Chicago Academy of Sciences

    To support Chicago Conservation Corp which strengthens volunteer leaders to improve the quality of life in neighborhoods across Chicago through self-determined service projects that address environmental sustainability issues in their own communities.

    View Chicago Academy of Sciences's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosSpring2019

    Openlands

    To inform teachers of the benefit of using the school garden as an extension of the classroom and to encourage parents and community members to share the sense of ownership of the school garden through workshops that will also be offered in Spanish.

    View Openlands's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosSpring2019

    Purple Asparagus

    To support capacity building and development.

    View Purple Asparagus 's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosSpring2019

    Heartland Human Care Services

    To support Chicago FarmWorks’ new community garden, ensuring that the program is able to maximize growing capacity, as well as support program operations at the East Garfield Park and Harvest Commons sites.

    View Heartland Human Care Services's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosSpring2019

    Catholic Bishop of Chicago - Stein Learning Gardens

    To support “Phase II Production Expansion Project” at Stein Learning Gardens, which aims to greatly expand their programming by developing a double-wide lot near the Saint Sabina Church campus.

    View Catholic Bishop of Chicago - Stein Learning Gardens's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosSpring2019

    Angelic Organics Learning Center

    To support On-Farm program scholarships. Scholarships subsidize children who attend the Learning Center’s day camp, overnight camp, custom, and school programs.

    View Angelic Organics Learning Center 's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosSpring2019

    Opportunity Knocks

     To support the Knockout Farm which is operated by more than 75 young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities from Oak Park/River Forest and surrounding communities.

    View Opportunity Knocks's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosSpring2019

    Just Roots

    To support construction of three raised garden beds for teaching students gardening skills in their Community Learning Gardens in Bronzeville and Englewood.

    View Just Roots's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosFall 2019

    Garfield Park Community Council

     To support improvements to the Garfield Park Neighborhood Market, which sells produce harvested through the Garfield Park Garden Network.

    View Garfield Park Community Council's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosFall 2019

    Enlace Chicago

    To support the development of resident-run garden spaces in the Little Village community.

    View Enlace Chicago 's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosFall 2019

    Plant Chicago

    To support Plant Chicago’s nutrition and STEM education work with K -12 students, with a particular focus on their partner schools in the Back of the Yards neighborhood and the Southwest Side of Chicago.

    View Plant Chicago's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosFall 2019

    Advocates for Urban Agriculture

    To support AUA's coordinated technical assistance initiative that will produce a series of deliverables designed to help Chicago area farmers expand their capacity to both produce and distribute locally grown food and value added products, addressing a growing demand for healthy, local food.

    View Advocates for Urban Agriculture's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosFall 2019

    Seven Generations Ahead

    To support general operations, with a particular focus on advancing solar energy installations and procurement, implementing GreenTown Climate Crisis 2020, advancing food recovery and composting through the Wasted Food Action Alliance, and expanding the It’s Our Future program to new metro area communities.

    View Seven Generations Ahead's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosFall 2019

    NeighborSpace

    To support activities associated with designing a nature play area at the newly acquired Harambee Community Garden in the Austin neighborhood on Chicago’s West Side, developing community leaders, and plans for stewarding and programming the garden site.

    View NeighborSpace's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosFall 2019

    Healthy Schools Campaign

    To support work ensuring that 361,000 Chicago students have access to healthy school environments where they can learn and thrive, including the change to eat and grow healthy food and engage with the outdoors.

    View Healthy Schools Campaign's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosFall 2019

    Oak Park River Forest School Green Teams Collaborative

    To support Joey FineRhyme Assemblies and Workshops for K-8 schools through the Oak Park and River Forest School Green Teams Collaborative.

    View Oak Park River Forest School Green Teams Collaborative's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosFall 2019

    Green Community Connections/One Earth Film Festival

    To support OEFF as they continue their mission-based work by evolving their organizational model, strengthening their youth programs for building advocacy and resiliency of the next generation, and continuing to provide rich film programs that demonstrate how healthy, sustainable food systems can solve problems relating to human and environmental health.

    View Green Community Connections/One Earth Film Festival's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosFall 2018

    Green City Market

     To support Edible Education: Farm, School, and Home in 2019, providing interactive food-based learning for Chicago students and increasing local food access to Chicago families.

    View Green City Market's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosFall 2018

    Enlace Chicago

    To support Enlace’s Community Garden Initiative which supports the development of resident-run garden spaces in the Little Village community.

    View Enlace Chicago's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosFall 2018

    Growing Home

    To support A New Farm for Englewood  which is a 16,500 square foot farm in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood.  This will add a third site to their farm campus and grow an additional 8,000 pounds of produce per year--all of which they will keep in Englewood through affordable sales or donations.

    View Growing Home's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosFall 2018

    Green Community Connections/One Earth Film Festival

    To support One Earth Film Festival: Collaboration for Healthier People and Planet which provides expanded programming, engagement and impact in the greater Chicagoland region, through their annual 10-day Festival in March 2019, and innovative programming that has evolved from, and enhanced the reach of, the Festival.

    View Green Community Connections/One Earth Film Festival 's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosFall 2018

    Girls in the Game

    To support Girls in the Game's After School program, which is provided at no cost to girls or their families in communities with high rates of poverty and violence including Englewood, Humboldt Park, and North Lawndale.  Girls in the Game runs weekly programming that encourages physical activity and physical and emotional health at 35 Chicago sites for three 10-week seasons as well as events on days of non-school attendance. 

    View Girls in the Game's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosFall 2018

    Creative Chicago Reuse Exchange

    To support an "End of School Year Donation Drive" in Spring 2019 that engages suburban and city schools in creative reuse, aiding them in their "green" efforts to go beyond recycling to include redistributing and reuse. 

    View Creative Chicago Reuse Exchange's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosFall 2018

    Healthy Schools Campaign

    To support Change for Good, an effort to transform Chicago schools and classrooms so children have the opportunity to eat well, grow food, be physically active and spend time outdoors. 

    View Healthy Schools Campaign's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosFall 2018

    Garfield Park Community Council

    To support the Garfield Park Community Wellness Initiative, in which the GPCC aims to improve access to local, fresh food and use the local food movement as a tool for economic and community development.

    View Garfield Park Community Council's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosFall 2018

    Oak Park River Forest School Green Teams Collaborative

    To support bringing educational and motivational school assemblies to Oak Park and River Forest Schools that will increase K-8 student knowledge of environmental issues and community sustainability efforts and provoke individual action.

    View Oak Park River Forest School Green Teams Collaborative 's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosFall 2018

    Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods

    To support the Curious Little Bee / La Pequeña Abeja Curiosa program which invites participants to build a personal relationship with the natural world, our local food systems, and the importance of bee and other pollinator life to environmental sustainability.

    View Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosSpring 2018

    The WasteShed

    To support environmental education about “creative reuse” and preventing waste, with a focus on children and youth, teacher support, and school programming.

    View The WasteShed's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosSpring 2018

    Gardeneers

    To expand programming at 4 partner schools North Lawndale and to serve each of the partner schools twice per week and double the students directly served in the school garden programs to total 520 students.  To also implement a Student Run Community Farm stand each week for parents and neighbors of each school.

    View Gardeneers's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosSpring 2018

    Grow Greater Englewood

    GGE will provide an infrastructure and assist local urban farmers to create economically viable community-based farm enterprises along the elevated rail viaduct between 58th and 59th Streets in Chicago. Englewood Community Farms will provide land, shared equipment, and entrepreneurship training for 4-5 for-profit or cooperative farming operations on contiguous parcels of land.

    View Grow Greater Englewood's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosSpring 2018

    Openlands

    To support Building School Gardens which works with 58 Chicago Public Schools to care for and maintain their school garden as both an outdoor classroom during school and a neighborhood park after school and on the weekends. The program aims to foster the next generation of environmental stewards by building awareness of and respect for the natural world while improving the quality of life for the entire community.

    View Openlands's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosSpring 2018

    Advocates for Urban Agriculture

    To support a new individualized training initiative to help growers scale and professionalize their operations, as well as expanded outreach that will deliver education, mentoring, and resources to existing and potential growers in some of Chicago's most distressed communities. 

    View Advocates for Urban Agriculture's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosSpring 2018

    Plant Chicago

    To support Closed Loop in the Classroom, an initiative of Plant Chicago, which educates K-12 students in Chicago about closed loop food systems and healthy, sustainable food practices. In addition to education, the initiative will increase community participation in Plant Chicago’s year-round farmers market, Cooking Matters, and new Community Learning Circle.

    View Plant Chicago's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosSpring 2018

    Big Green

    To support two programmatic activities within our Learning Garden schools:  Edible Garden Initiative and Garden-Based Education Initiative which ensure integration and implementation of Learning Garden programming in the classroom and school culture, and teach the teachers to use their Learning Garden to its fullest extent across grade levels and subjects. 

    View Big Green's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosFall2017

    Enlace Chicago

    To support the development of resident-run garden spaces in the Little Village community with environmental and health-related programming in the gardens.  View Enlace Chicago 's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosFall2017

    Purple Asparagus

    To support the Delicious Nutritious Adventures program and Family Cooking Program, which helps students explore a new healthy ingredient each month by learning about it, tasting it, and cooking with it to schools in Austin, North Austin, Galewood, Back of the Yards, Canaryville, New City, and Humboldt Park communities.  View Purple Asparagus's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosFall2017

    Chicago Academy of Sciences

    To support the Chicago Conservation Corps (C3) to improve the quality of life in neighborhoods across Chicago through self-determined service projects that address environmental sustainability issues in their own communities.  View Chicago Academy of Sciences 's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosFall2017

    Chicago Youth Centers

    To support the Lean and Green Project to provide fresh produce, support urban farming and aquaponics education, and to teach youth and their families how to prepare healthy meals as they develop a lifestyle focused on health, wellness, nutrition, and environmental sustainability.  View Chicago Youth Centers's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosFall2017

    Erie Elementary Charter School

    To support the Health and Wellness Initiative, which increases students' knowledge and understanding of nutrition and healthy eating, as well as their participation in physical activity. They will also offer parent workshops focusing on nutrition and culinary education to make healthy food choices on a limited budget. View Erie Elementary Charter School 's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosFall2017

    Institute of Cultural Affairs

    To support the Nourish Comm(unity) series to coordinate four cross-cultural events exploring various ways Chicago communities employ sustainability to enhance their community, culture, and connections to address the challenge of siloed efforts and competition within the field of sustainability and climate change.

    View Institute of Cultural Affairs's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosFall2017

    Garfield Park Community Council

    To support the Garfield Park Community Wellness Initiative develop its staff team and programs as they use the production of fresh, local food as a tool for rebuilding social and economic infrastructure on Chicago's West Side.  View Garfield Park Community Council's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosSpring2017

    Openlands

    To support the Building School Gardens program which works with 58 Chicago Public Schools across the city to use their school garden as an extension of the classroom, impacting more than 38,000 students daily. View Openlands's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosSpring2017

    The Kitchen Community

    To support school Learning Gardens with Edible Garden and Garden-Based Education Initiatives.  These initiatives ensure that school leaders are prepared to utilize the Learning Garden to its fullest extent, broadening their skills in outdoor, experiential education and giving them tools with which to engage students.

    View The Kitchen Community's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosSpring2017

    Alliance for the Great Lakes

    To support the "Educating the Next Generation of Great Lake Stewards in the Chicago Area" program which works to advance Great Lakes stewardship and restoration efforts.  View Alliance for the Great Lakes's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosSpring2017

    Plant Chicago, NFP

    To support Closed Loop in the Classroom which is an initiative of Plant Chicago that educates K-12 students in Chicago about closed loop food systems and healthy, sustainable food practices. In addition to education, the initiative will increase community participation in the year round farmers market run by Plant Chicago. Plant Chicago operates out of the Back of the Yards neighborhood, a low-income community located on the southside of Chicago.

    View Plant Chicago, NFP's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosSpring2017

    Healthy Schools Campaign

    To support the Change for Good program which seeks to transform Chicago schools and classrooms into environments that ensure children have the opportunity to eat well, be physically active and spend time outdoors.  View Healthy Schools Campaign's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosSpring2017

    The WasteShed

    To support environmental education about “creative reuse” and preventing waste, with a focus on children, teacher support, and school programming.

    View The WasteShed's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosSpring2017

    Peterson Garden Project

    To support programs that offer lifelong learning opportunities which give at-risk families, youth, and seniors access to fresh, homegrown food and skills to prepare it.  View Peterson Garden Project's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosSpring2017

    Advocates for Urban Agriculture

    To support expansion and capacity of community gardens and farms in at-risk Chicago neighborhoods.  View Advocates for Urban Agriculture's Website
  • Aspiramos Juntos Spring2016

    Healthy Schools Campaign

    To support Change for Good, an effort to transform Chicago schools and classrooms into environments that ensure children have the opportunity to eat well, be physically active and spend time outdoors.

    View Healthy Schools Campaign's Website
  • Aspiramos Juntos Spring2016

    Chicago Horticultural Society (dba Chicago Botanic Garden)

    To support Windy City Harvest (WCH), a program that trains at least 170 Chicago youth and adults, including ex-offenders, in sustainable urban agriculture and creates access to 55000 servings of fresh produce for low-income residents in the Chicago region’s food insecure communities, such as North Lawndale, Austin, Pilsen, and Washington Park.

    View Chicago Horticultural Society (dba Chicago Botanic Garden)'s Website
  • Aspiramos Juntos Spring2016

    Openlands

    To support the Building School Gardens program which works with Chicago Public Schools across the city to use their school garden as an extension of their classroom.

    View Openlands's Website
  • Aspiramos Juntos Spring2016

    Peterson Garden Project

    To support a community-based food education program to ensure that everyone in their community has access to healthy food that is both affordable and sustainably produced. Education in organic gardening and home cooking classes at PGP’s network of 8 community gardens, a high school garden, and the Community Cooking School, all in neighborhoods with a high percentage of at-risk families, will be part of the program.

    View Peterson Garden Project's Website
  • Aspiramos Juntos Spring2016

    NeighborSpace

    To support the Jardincito Community Stewardship Project which will result in effective stewardship and meaningful engagement at the Jardincito nature play garden in Little Village, the Chicago neighborhood with the least amount of open green space per capita.

    View NeighborSpace's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosFall2016

    Garfield Park Community Council

    To support the Garfield Park Community Wellness Initiative, an effort that is using the production of fresh, local food as a means of rebuilding social and economic infrastructure on Chicago's West Side.

    View Garfield Park Community Council's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosFall2016

    Growing Home, Inc.

    To support Growing Home’s project “Expanding Local Food in Englewood” which aims to encourage the development of a robust food system and thriving green corridor in Greater Englewood.

    View Growing Home, Inc.'s Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosFall2016

    Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods

    To support the Caminando con Cuentos project which will help bilingual 1st to 5th grade students from Highwood, Round Lake and Waukegan, IL, be physically active in a welcoming, natural environment, become more aware of local nature, and establish a stronger sense of place through story and writing.

    View Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosFall2016

    Purple Asparagus

    To support the Family Cooking Program (FCP) as a supplement to its Delicious Nutritious Adventures (DNA) programming in 14 schools located in the following Chicago communities: Austin, Hermosa, Irving Park, Lincoln Square, Lakeview, West Town, New City (Back of the Yards), Armour Square, Near South Side, Humboldt Park, West Town, Dunning, and Portage Park. .

    View Purple Asparagus's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosFall2016

    Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry

    To support the Surplus Project, an innovative collaboration developed to reduce food waste; increase access to healthy, convenient meals; and reduce food insecurity in our community.

    View Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosFall2016

    FamilyFarmed

    General Support for FamilyFarmed which is based in Chicago and serves farmers and Good Food communities all over the United States.

    View FamilyFarmed's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosFall2016

    Green Community Connections/One Earth Film Festival

    To support the 2017 One Earth Film Fest - Building Impact through Community Engagement, Phase 2

    View Green Community Connections/One Earth Film Festival's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosFall2016

    Seven Generations Ahead

     To support SGA's comprehensive portfolio of program work and general operations.

    View Seven Generations Ahead's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosFall2015

    Green Community Connections/One Earth Film Festival

    To subsidize first-time film events in hard-to-reach communities, and to support the development of an improved system to measure our impact.

    View Green Community Connections/One Earth Film Festival's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosFall2015

    Academy for Global Citizenship (AGC)

    To support AGC's unique initiatives, including their food program, community engagement and expanded learning opportunities, and International Baccalaureate Programme.

    View Academy for Global Citizenship (AGC)'s Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosFall2015

    Universidad Popular

    To support the Parent And Children Together (PACT) project which will provide fitness, nutrition and cooking lessons to families in the Pilsen/Little Village Community of Chicago.

    View Universidad Popular's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosFall2015

    Alliance for the Great Lakes

    To support Educating the Next Generation of Great Lakes Stewards in Chicago Area which will recruit 5000 plus volunteers to work 60 coastal sites in IL, work with 150 educators in IL on Great Lakes in My World curriculum, link stewardship efforts to expanded on-the-ground projects, as well as local and regional policies, and evaluate the impact on the citizens and youth.

    View Alliance for the Great Lakes's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosFall2015

    Chicago Arts Orchestra

    To support Paisajes Musicales, a music education program bringing young people, especially from low-income families and communities of color, into direct contact with professional classical musicians. .

    View Chicago Arts Orchestra's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosFall2015

    Growing Home, Inc.

    To reach more individuals by extending their farm stand hours, offering their workshops to new audiences through organizational partnerships, and increasing the amount of their organic produce that reaches low-income individuals.

    View Growing Home, Inc.'s Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosFall2015

    Seven Generations Ahead

    General support for SGA. The desired outcomes include positive changes with respect to core sustainability indicators that we measure including community and institution energy consumption; renewable energy procurement; greenhouse gas emissions; waste diverted from landfill; total waste generated; community and institution potable water consumption; vehicle miles traveled; public transit use; miles of bike lanes; new green infrastructure additions; and other project-specific process measures.

    View Seven Generations Ahead's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosFall2015

    Purple Asparagus

    To deliver the Delicious Nutritious Adventures (DNA) programming to an entire grade level during the 2016/17 school year in Chicago Public Schools. Students will gain an interest in whole fruits and vegetables, learn how to make healthy food choices, learn how to talk about food, and increase fruit and vegetable consumption. Their families will receive simple and healthy recipes and be motivated to cook more at home.

    View Purple Asparagus's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosFall2015

    Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry

    To support The Surplus Project, an innovative collaboration developed to reduce food waste, increase access to healthy, convenient meals, and reduce food insecurity in our community.

    View Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry's Website
  • Aspiramos JuntosFall2015

    Plant Chicago, NFP

    To educate K-12 students in Chicago about closed loop food systems and healthy, sustainable food practices. The initiative will also increase community participation in the year round farmers market run by Plant Chicago.

    View Plant Chicago, NFP's Website

Austin Fresh

  • Austin Fresh 2021

    Westside Health Authority

    For the continued partnership with Forty Acres Fresh Market toward construction of a brick-and-mortar grocery store, specifically for marketing outreach and purchase of equipment once construction on the store is complete.

    Lumpkin Family Foundation portion: $98,948

    View Westside Health Authority's Website
  • Austin Fresh 2021

    NeighborSpace

    For the coordination of activities at all of the Austin-based community gardens and the development of one additional Peace Garden.

    Lumpkin Family Foundation portion: $15,351

    View NeighborSpace's Website
  • Austin Fresh 2021

    Bethel New Life

    For phase 1 of their Mildred Wiley Wellness Hub at the Beth Ann Campus. The wellness hub will include gardens, a sunroom for senior residents to enjoy and for the processing of vegetables, and nutrition education in partnership with the Illinois Extension Service.

    Lumpkin Family Foundation portion: $33,372

    View Bethel New Life's Website
  • Austin Fresh 2021

    Faith in Place

    For additional costs associated with rezoning and completing the build-out of a certified kitchen at Greater St. John Church, which will be open to the community for development of commercial food products, cooking classes, and sanitation certification for those seeking employment in the food industry.

    Lumpkin Family Foundation portion: $5,577

    View Faith in Place's Website
  • Austin Fresh 2021

    Beyond Hunger

    To train nutrition ambassadors who can provide cooking instruction and nutrition information focused on how to prepare healthy meals with the food available from emergency supply, in a partnership with New Moms.

    Lumpkin Family Foundation portion: $4,672

    View Beyond Hunger's Website
  • Austin Fresh 2021

    BUILD, Inc.

    For the redevelopment of the Iris garden and associated programming, at Michele Clark High School (temporary location) and ultimately as it returns to the location of their completed new facility.

    Lumpkin Family Foundation portion: $30,035

    View BUILD, Inc.'s Website
  • Austin Fresh 2020

    BUILD, Inc.

    To expand their iris garden and involve more youth in its care, as well as to add some gardening efforts off-site, where youth will work with elders in the community to grow food.

    View BUILD, Inc.'s Website
  • Austin Fresh 2020

    Westside Health Authority

    To support collaboration with Forty Acres Fresh Market, an existing for-profit fresh market concept, to move them into a permanent space and provide a full-service produce store in Austin.

    View Westside Health Authority's Website
  • Austin Fresh 2020

    NeighborSpace

    To provide technical assistance in building capacity among the Austin community's network of gardens with needed infrastructure installations and improvements that will optimize production of fresh, locally grown vegetables and enable each garden to activate plans for community-managed spaces that addresses residents’ needs for safe gathering places and inter-generational community building.

    View NeighborSpace's Website
  • Austin Fresh 2020

    Austin Coming Together

    To support coordination efforts on all food-related work in Austin as it pertains to the community’s quality of life plan, including community gardens, grocery stores, food cooperatives, and restaurants. The funding will also help to build the collective, positive narrative of the changes coming to Austin.

    View Austin Coming Together's Website
  • Austin Fresh 2020

    Faith in Place

    To build out a commercial kitchen at Greater St. John Bible Church where residents can obtain their sanitation certificates and caterers can execute contracts in a legally licensed kitchen.

    View Faith in Place's Website
  • Austin Fresh 2020

    GAP Community Center

    To teach children from the north end of Austin to cook, and to build a bridge between Austin’s Black population and the growing Latino population on the north end of the neighborhood.

    View GAP Community Center's Website
  • Austin Fresh 2020

    By the Hand Club for Kids

    To expand their Austin Harvest pop-up market from a 12-week pilot last summer to a year-round program making low-cost produce available in the community and teaching entrepreneurialism to the youth.

    View By the Hand Club for Kids's Website

Good Food Policy Program

  • Good Food Policy Program2022

    Animal Agriculture Reform Collaborative

    To build a broad, powerful base of organizations across the country from the environmental, independent farmer, sustainable food, labor, civil rights, and animal welfare movements to jointly challenge corporate control of the food system and advocate for better U.S.-based agricultural policies.

    View Animal Agriculture Reform Collaborative's Website
  • Good Food Policy Program2022

    Funders for Regenerative Agriculture

    To move towards collaborative action for a network of 60 diverse members, including creating a Communications & Media studio, a grassroots policy strategy at the national and state level, a Financing the Transition strategy, a comprehensive Tracking the Field initiative, and Research series.

    View Funders for Regenerative Agriculture's Website

Land, Health, Community

  • Land, Health, CommunitySpring2022

    Farmworker & Landscaper Advocacy Project (FLAP)

    To conduct community outreach and labor rights education in East Central Illinois to low-income Latinx workers and their households in the cannery, farms, greenhouse, landscaping, meat, nursery, packinghouse, poultry, restaurants, and snow plowing industries.

    View Farmworker & Landscaper Advocacy Project (FLAP)'s Website

North Lawndale Fresh

  • North Lawndale Fresh2022

    Chicago Horticultural Society

    This grant will support the Chicago Botanic Garden’s Windy City Harvest (WCH) requests for critical upgrades to the point-of-sale system at its North Lawndale headquarters, the Farm on Ogden (FOO). These upgrades respond to growing demand at FOO, alleviating wait times and improving overall customer experience. This investment and additional efforts by the Farm on Ogden team will steadily enhance and increase North Lawndale customer participation.

    View Chicago Horticultural Society's Website
  • North Lawndale Fresh2022

    North Lawndale Community Coordinating Council (Fiscal Sponsor, New Covenant Development Corporation)

    To support the NLCCC Food Collaborative's expansion of healthy food options for community residents and build the North Lawndale economy through food-related enterprises by expanding a successful food distribution initiative (with Top Box Foods) and supporting Black-owned, local grocery businesses. NLCCC member organizations include Boxing Out Negativity, Firehouse Community Arts Center, Foundation for Homan Square, Lawndale Christian Development Corporation, North Lawndale Employment Network and Sweet Beginnings LLC, and Sinai Chicago, among others.

    View North Lawndale Community Coordinating Council (Fiscal Sponsor, New Covenant Development Corporation)'s Website
  • North Lawndale Fresh2022

    Young Men's Educational Network (YMEN)

    This grant will support the North Lawndale Garden to Table Pipeline, which creates a sustainable food system that connects proven community organizations to combine locally grown, nutrient rich food with available food. Prepared meals and food packages will be distributed in community settings and delivered to elderly and isolated.

    View Young Men's Educational Network (YMEN)'s Website