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Foundation of Little Village

Empowering residents to achieve equitable livelihood.


Founded in 2018, the Foundation of Little Village—formerly the Little Village Community Foundation—is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that empowers residents to achieve equitable livelihoods through entrepreneurship. By equipping current and emerging businesses of color with access to a robust network of Spanish-language entrepreneurial programming, professional mentorship, and capital support, the Foundation is able to ensure the continuous advancement of economic development, community wealth building, and corridor revitalization efforts in Little Village. 

Services Provided

Develop ideas

  • Price products
  • Create business plan (Specialty)
  • Create forecast
  • Define products
  • Establish goals

Formalize structures

  • Register legally

Find financing

  • Apply for a loan
  • Apply for a grant

Increase sales

  • Establish online
  • Join accelerator
  • Improve marketing (Specialty)
  • Develop partners
  • Update business plan

Optimize operations

  • Measure operations

Hire / retain staff

  • Implement payroll

Capture wealth

  • Update pitch deck (Specialty)
  • Meet investors
  • Seek legal counsel
  • Plan for succession
Contact Information
Cristy Calderon
3610 W 26th St
Chicago, IL 60623