Now Accepting Applications for the 2014 Grant Program!

We are thrilled to announce the 2014 Chiditarod Grant program! We have allocated up to $25,000 (in $5,000 increments) to be awarded to Chicago-area 501(c)3 organizations that are directly fighting hunger, making an impact on local food sustainability, and/or empowering individuals and communities through food education.

The application and nomination process begins today with an application deadline of 11:59 pm on June 30, 2014.

You are welcome to apply if your organization meets the following requirements:

  • Be a recognized by the IRS as 501(c)(3) organization, or have a written agreement of fiscal sponsorship from a 501(c)(3) organization.
  • Operates in the metropolitan Chicagoland area
  • Operates programs focusing on:
    • Innovative educational opportunities
    • Building partnerships with other organizations and policy-relevant leaders engaged in local issues
    • Health nutrition or creative work on some aspect of food
    • Innovation to address challenges to food access and availability

We are particularly interested in organizations whose mission is related to alleviating hunger, addressing food insecurity, and/or improving the lives of the public through education, food or hunger relief in the metropolitan Chicago area.

Applicants may directly submit their proposals or be nominated here.

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2012 Sabotage Report

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Pics of CHIditarod 2013 Trophies

Best Bribe Food Drive – 2nd Place Food Drive – 3rd Place People’s Choice 2nd Place Time 3rd Place Time Spirit of Chiditarod Best Sabotage Most Honorable Dishonorable Mention Rookie of the Year Award 2nd best Art Cart 2nd Best in Show 3rd Best in Show Best Food Cart Best Costume

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2013 Team Fundraising with 48 hours to go

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CHIditarod Checkpoints will accept food donations for the first time

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