The Lumpkin Family Foundation supports people working together to build healthy, sustainable communities in East Central Illinois and across the US.
The Lumpkin Family Foundation and collaborating foundations are united in the belief that access to healthy, affordable food is a human right and critical to community health. We envision an equitable Chicagoland region in which all people have knowledge of and access to healthy. The program exists to expand healthy retail options, support community gardens and local food production, grow food enterprises, and protect and strengthen food assistance programs in the Austin neighborhood on Chicago’s West Side.
Examples of the types of ideas we would welcome include (but are in no way limited to):
Anchor applicants must be led by members of the affected community.