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Collaborative to Launch Grain Lab in Chicagoland to Bring Artisan Grains to Local Market

06.15.17 | Press

Effort helps overcome market barriers, bring sustainably and locally grown grains into the local food movement Contact: Katie Musisi, 312-651-4344, kmusisi@delta-institute.org CHICAGO, IL — As the breadbasket of the United States, the Upper Midwest region uses the majority of its agricultural landscape to mass-produce grains for feed and food to distribute across the globe. A newly formed collaborative has received funding…More


MULTI-SECTOR PARTNERSHIP FUNDED TO MOBILIZE INVESTMENT IN REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE

06.08.17 | Press

USDA Conservation Innovation Grant will provide $700,000 in funding to accelerate investment in agricultural practices that restore soil and water health Press contact: Katie Musisi, 312-651-4344, kmusisi@delta-institute.org CHICAGO, IL — In the dynamic agricultural sector, demand for crops that meet specific positive social, environmental, climate, and economic objectives is currently outstripping supply, and investments are needed to grow these value…More


Knight Cities Challenge Winner, Steel City Salvage, trains local contractors to harvest building materials from blighted structures in Gary

01.24.17 | Press

NEWS RELEASE Release date: January 24, 2017 at 9 a.m. Contact: Nishaat Killeen, Senior Communications and Engagement Associate, Delta Institute, 312 554 0900, nkilleen@delta-institute.org. GARY, IN — January 23, 2017 —Delta Institute has kicked off contractor training to enable the safe deconstruction of vacant buildings that will eventually supply Steel City Salvage, a marketplace for building materials that will return…More


5th Annual BOOST Event Showcases Chicago’s Thriving Sustainability Movement

12.07.16 | Press

CHICAGO, IL (November 16, 2016) In a city with a growing community of entrepreneurs, start-up companies, and venture capital firms, four of Chicago’s emerging green projects took center stage at Chop Shop to make their pitch for exposure and seed funding. Two entrepreneurs, Jana Kinsman of Bike-A-Bee and Swarnav Pujari of Touch Light Innovations, won seed funding for their sustainability…More


Funding a Sustainable Future – 5th Annual BOOST Event Funds Social Innovation in Chicagoland

10.18.16 | Press

Media Contact: Katie Yocum Musisi Email: kmusisi@delta-institute.org Phone: 312-651-4344 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 18th, 2016 Funding a Sustainable Future – 5th Annual BOOST Event Funds Social Innovation in Chicagoland CHICAGO, IL – BOOST (Building Opportunities for Original and Sustainable Thinking) utilizes a community-driven platform for unrestricted seed funds, launching enterprises that strengthen the environmental and economic vitality of the Chicagoland region. The event is…More


Delta Institute Selected by Citi Foundation’s Community Progress Makers Fund Grant Program to Accelerate Economic Opportunity

05.18.16 | Press

Chicago-based Community Progress Maker Joins Leading Nonprofit Organizations Across the United States to Address Urban Challenges Ranging from Affordable Housing to Environmental Sustainability and Infrastructure     [Chicago] – May 18, 2016 – Delta Institute announced today that it has been selected as a recipient of the Community Progress Makers Fund, a $20 million grant initiative to support 40 visionary nonprofit…More