2014 CHIditarod Grant Winners Announced!
On October 1, 2014, the CHIditarod Foundation delivered some incredible news to seven Chicago-area 501(c)3 organizations that are directly working to fight hunger, impact local food sustainability, and empower individuals and communities through food education. After reviewing applications from nearly 30 wonderful organizations via our 2014 Grant Program, the following were selected as 2014 ChIditarod Foundation Grant recipients for their programs and services that help alleviate hunger and/or food insecurity:
- Centro Sin Fronteras - $1,500 for their Youth Health Service Core (YHSC) program.
- Carlson Community Services - $2,500 for their Three Brothers Garden’s Project Homegrown.
- The Cooperation Operation - $2,500 for their HugelBowl project.
- Purple Asparagus - $3,500 for their Delicious Nutritious Adventures (DNA) program.
- Angelic Organics Learning Center - $5,000 for their Eat to Live Urban Farm and Garden Project (E2L).
- Garfield Park Community Council - $5,000 for their Garfield Park Garden Network.
- Peterson Garden Project - $5,000 for their Grow2Give program.
The CHIditarod Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that coordinates fundraising and awards grants from proceeds raised through the CHIditarod and CHIditarod-related events. This year, 1,100 costumed racers trekked their way through West Town, Bucktown, and Wicker Park despite the snow and freezing temperatures and raised more than 21,000 pounds of food for the Greater Chicago Food Depository and more than $40,000 for the CHIditarod Foundation and Greater Chicago Food Depository.
The CHIditarod takes place on the first Saturday of March and will be celebrating its 10th year on March 7, 2015.
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Don’t make us get Sarah McLachlan involved! We want to help lost dogs find good teams, without the pangs of guilt. So, lonesome pups and teams needing members, please try any of the following to make things happen. Twitter is for sure a top choice and we recommend both, teams and dogs, use #lostdawg and…
Sabotage is a long standing tradition of the Chiditarod. In fact, without it, we’d be just another lame ol’ boring pub crawl. …not really, that was just for the sake of dramatization, but we certainly would be missing an element that keeps the race… interesting.
Uggg, what a mess. Such a mess, in fact, that it took us a month to compile this year’s wall of shame, and we’ll be raising the cart deposit cost for 2012. Cart-abandoning teams, we declare shenanigans upon you! And in so doing, you now have a place on the 2011 CHIditarod Wall of Shame….