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 want to support efforts to expand healthy retail options, support community gardens and local food production, grow food enterprises, and protect and strengthen food assistance programs in the North Lawndale neighborhood on Chicago’s West Side.
We are issuing this call for ideas to elicit projects and encourage collaboration among organizations and people who know the North Lawndale landscape and understand the requirements for success. 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 North Lawndale community.