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Growing Home's Circle of Change

An impactful corporate & foundation donor community.

Growing Home’s Circle of Change

Growing Home is pleased to introduce our Circle of Change. Through this Donor Community, we highlight and honor the businesses, corporations, organizations and foundations who have made an investment in long-term community change by greatly supporting our mission and good jobs and good food in Greater Englewood. This year, we invite our most loyal supporters from 2023 the opportunity to make a deeper connection with us in 2024. Members are highlighted in multiple ways throughout the year and are offered exclusive opportunities to engage deeper with Growing Home and our community.

For more information on the Circle of Change, please contact Janelle St. John, Executive Director at jstjohn@growinghomeinc.org or (773) 549-1336. Thank you to our 2024 Circle of Change Members listed below – the corporations, organizations and foundations that supported our work last year and make what we do possible!

 

Thank you to our 2024 Circle of Change members!

Resilience Champions | $100,000 and Above

The Justice Advisory Council
Anonymous
Builders Initiative
National Able Network
The Boeing Company
The Robert R. McCormick Foundation
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

Sustainers | $50,000-$99,999

The Chicago Community Trust
Chicago Region Food System Fund (CRFSF)
Paul M. Angell Family Foundation
The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation
Polk Bros. Foundation
Michael Jordan and Jordan Brand Community Grants Program
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Aetna Foundation
The J.R. Albert Foundation

Innovators | $25,000-$49,999

Illinois Dept. of Corrections
PwC
Manaaki Foundation
Anonymous
Anonymous
Illinois Dept. of Commerce & Economic Development
BMO Harris
Helaine Edgar Opportunity Fund
Bank of America
Conagra Brands Foundation

Changemakers | $15,000-$24,999

Walter S. Mander Foundation
Albert and Anne Mansfield Foundation
The Duchossois Family Foundation

Visionaries | $5,000-$14,999

Helen Brach Foundation
CuraLeaf
Morgan Stanley
Guggenheim Securities
William Blair and Company
Bel Brands
Assurance Caring Together Foundation
The Egerter Family Foundation
The Stephen Colbert Americone Dream Fund
Anonymous
Vital Proteins
PNC Bank
Siragusa Foundation
Amazon
Norfolk Southern Corporation
Mastercard Impact Corporate
The Joseph & Bessie Feinberg Foundation
PMA Inc.
Patagonia (Lincoln Park)
Fifth Third Bank
Sterling Bay
Accenture
Elrod Friedman LLP
U.S. Bank

Circle of Change Member Benefits

All of our Circle of Change Members are recognized on our website and in our Annual Report as well as mentioned in special Monthly Email Updates and Seasonal Newsletters according to level.  In addition, each member receives the following according to their level: 

Visionaries ($5,000-$14,999)

  • Invitations to Employment Training Graduations
  • Invitation to Partner Volunteer Experience & Appreciation Day on our Farms

Changemakers ($15,000-$24,999)

  • Invitations to Employment Training Graduations
  • Half-Day Corporate Volunteer Day on the Farm: A 4-hour experience on our farms fit to your schedule and group number. An experienced Growing Home leader will teach you the skills you need to accomplish important projects on our farm, including harvesting and processing or building in our community garden. Tour & lunch is included.
  • Opportunity to organize a Growing Home Virtual Speaking Engagement for your company or organization

Innovators ($25,000-$49,999)

  • Invitations to Employment Training Graduations
  • Full-Day Volunteer Corporate Day on Farm: A full day experience for a corporate team that wants a full team-building day! We may work on larger projects such as constructing boxes for our community garden site, assisting with our farm work or other essential projects. Tour, lunch & snack included.
  • Opportunity to organize a Growing Home Virtual Speaking Engagement for your company or organization

Sustainers ($50,000-$99,999)

  • Invitations to Employment Training Graduations
  • Full-Day Volunteer Corporate Day on Farm: A full day experience for a corporate team that wants a full team-building day! We may work on larger projects such as constructing boxes for our community garden site, assisting with our farm work or other essential projects. Tour, lunch & snack included.
  • Event Opportunity: Host an event at our farms! Host your staff retreat, your leadership training or a networking event on our site! Catered lunch and/or refreshments, a live cooking demo, a special tour of Growing Home and a take-home farm gift for each attendee.
  • Opportunity to organize a Growing Home Virtual and In-Person Speaking Engagements for your company or organization

Resilience Champions ($100,000 and above)

  • Invitations to Employment Training Graduations
  • Full-Day Volunteer Corporate Day on Farm: A full day experience for a corporate team that wants a full team-building day! We may work on larger projects such as constructing boxes for our community garden site, assisting with our farm work or other essential projects. Tour, lunch & snack included.
  • Event Opportunity: Host an event at our farms! Host your staff retreat, your leadership training or a networking event on our site! Catered lunch and/or refreshments, a live cooking demo, a special tour of Growing Home and a take-home farm gift for each attendee.
  • Opportunity to organize a Growing Home Virtual and In-Person Speaking Engagements for your company or organization
  • Personalized video from Growing Home staff and participants that you can utilize on our website and social media