Support These Community Organizations on Chicago’s South and Southwest Sides

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What we are seeing now—and numerous other times in U.S. history—is a collective response to systemic injustice, and the desire to amplify the voice of those who have been silenced and subjugated. As a collaborative partner in the fight to reverse inequity, particularly with how communities interact with their land, built environment, and natural resources, Delta Institute has developed close relationships with many organizations doing important work in front line communities. As our country starts to embrace these challenging issues of structural racism, Delta has focused on amplifying our partners’ messages and directing donors to those institutions.

We encourage you to please donate to, volunteer with, and learn more about an array of community-focused, front-line organizations doing vital work in neighborhoods throughout Chicago’s South and Southwest Sides (listed in alphabetical order):

Austin Coming Together 

Blacks in Green (BIG)

Chicago Community Bond Fund 

Chicago Eco House / South Side Blooms

Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives

Emerald South Economic Development Collaborative

Faith in Place

Fresh Food for Farmers of Color Fund


Grow Greater Englewood

Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (LVEJO)

My Block, My Hood, My City 

Neighborhood Network Alliance, South Shore

North Lawndale Employment Network

People for Community Recovery

R.A.G.E – Resident Association of Greater Englewood

South Merrill Community Garden

Southeast Environmental Task Force (SETF)

Urban Growers Collective

There are many, many amazing, impactful, and unsung community organizations doing essential restorative justice and equity work in the City of Chicago, and we ask that you please do what you can to help us all achieve a more just, inclusive, and safe environment–for everyone. Thank you.

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