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

Capture wealth

  • Update pitch deck
  • Meet investors
  • Seek legal counsel
  • Plan for succession

Hire / retain staff

  • Implement payroll

Optimize operations

  • Measure operations

Increase sales

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

Find financing

  • Apply for a loan
  • Apply for a grant

Formalize structures

  • Register legally

Develop ideas

  • Establish goals
  • Define products
  • Price products
  • Create business plan
  • Create forecast
Primary Contact
Cristy Calderon
3610 W 26th St
Chicago, IL 60623