Aspiramos Juntos Grant Program

Lumpkin Family Foundation

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Next anticipated deadline: Oct 9, 2020 (Letter of inquiry)

Later anticipated deadlines: Nov 23, 2020 (Full proposal), Mar 27, 2021 (Letter of inquiry), May 11, 2021 (Full proposal)

Grant amount: US $5,000 - US $25,000

Fields of work: Environmental Education Food Access & Hunger Recreation Sustainability Environment Nutrition & Healthy Eating Climate Change Resilience Physical Fitness Agriculture Environmental Conservation Show all

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: Counties in Illinois: Cook County, DeKalb County, DuPage County, Grundy County, Kane County Show all

Location of residency: Counties in Illinois: Cook County, DeKalb County, DuPage County, Grundy County, Kane County Show all

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About this funder:



Aspiramos Juntos

Aspiramos Juntos (We Hope Together) is a grant making program offered to organizations in the Chicago region by the Lumpkin Family Foundation. The program’s vision and grantmaking guidelines reflect the aspirations of those members of the Lumpkin family who make their homes in the area.

We hope together that… 

  • Our behavior as individuals and as a community sustain the planet for future generations.
  • ALL in our community have access to healthy food that is both affordable and sustainably produced.
  • Our children eat well, are physically active and understand the natural world that sustains us.

Focus of Support

We are interested in receiving proposals from organizations that: 

  • Support opportunities for children in/out of school to engage physically with and to learn about the natural world, to eat well, and to make the most of their innate sense of justice and caring for others and the planet.
  • Encourage collaboration among organizations and people working on matters related to environmental sustainability and climate change.
  • Support the development of a healthy, local food system.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Proposals will be considered from eligible 501(c)(3) organizations that:
    • reflect The Lumpkin Family Foundation's mission,
    • serve the community without discrimination on the basis of race, sex, or religion,
    • keep books available for regular independent outside audit, and
    • make results available to all potential contributors, and
    • comply with applicable laws regarding registration and reporting.
  • We also will accept proposals from a fiscal agent to support aims that are charitable.


  • Proposals will not be considered from:
    • Organizations that are not exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code.
    • Organizations whose primary purpose is to influence legislation.
    • Political causes, candidate’s organizations or campaigns.
    • Individuals.
    • Religious organizations, unless the particular program will benefit a large portion of the community and does not duplicate the work of other agencies in the community. Organizations that do not meet general and program eligibility guidelines are strongly discouraged from applying for a grant