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

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

Develop ideas

  • Establish goals
  • Define products
  • Create forecast
  • Create business plan
  • Price products

Find financing

  • Apply for a grant
  • Apply for a loan

Formalize structures

  • Register legally

Hire / retain staff

  • Implement payroll

Increase sales

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

Optimize operations

  • Measure operations
Primary Contact
Cristy Calderon
3610 W 26th St
Chicago, IL 60623