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AIA Illinois is the statewide association of architects and interns. Our mission: Empowered by members to chion the profession of architecture. During the state's Bicentennial year in 2018, AIA Illinois named 200 Great Places representing the built environment from the dawn of civilization to recent architectural successes. Visit http://www.illinoisgreatplaces.com to see the full list.
For over 50 years, the Animal Protective League has been an advocate for animals in both Springfield and Sangamon County. APL operates a shelter for sick, injured, abused and abandoned dogs and cats as well as a low cost spay/neuter clinic.
The Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln (formerly Sangamon County Community Foundation) is a nonprofit foundation here to serve the needs of our community.
With over 100 charitable funds, your Community Foundation can help you fulfill the charitable goals of your family, your business or your nonprofit organization.
We are a small nonprofit that seeks to foster community and inspire creative reuse through environmental stewardship, education, and job creation.
In the long-term, we seek to provide steady employment to the underserved, inspire and build a creative space for learning, and for decreasing the City’s waste stream by diverting tons of materials away from our local landfill to be reused by teachers, students, artists, families, community groups, and/or redistributed locally.
The Enos Park neighborhood is located just north of downtown Springfield and encompasses 36 square blocks of residential and business properties. Once known as the “Jewel of Springfield,” Enos Park represented a diverse community of rich and influential leaders, as well as many working class families. Even today, Enos Park is one of the most ethnically and socio-economically diverse neighborhoods in the city. Its tree-lined streets are filled with unique exles of Victorian, Italianate, and Queen Anne style homes that date back into the early nineteenth century. We hope you’ll visit and take a step back in time, to days gone by, and wonder in amazement what stories these old homes would tell if they could only speak.
Permanent Supported Housing Program subsidized housing based upon client income case management support limit to how long a client can stay stable, safe, living environment drug free, crime free, apartment complex Representative Payee Program fiscal responsibility for client funds case management & bill pay services
housing location if necessary and guaranteed shelter if needed at any time
Emergency Shelter and Day Services
case management &; advocacy
an evening meal &; comfortable bed
legal support mental health services resource referral
The Illinois AFL-CIO represents nearly 900,000 union members and is the voice of all working families in the state. Our power lies with the many and diverse people we represent in a multitude of workplaces and in our ability to affect change.
The State Federation helps improve the lives of working men and women by promoting the rights of workers to join a union and by making sure their voices are heard at the state capitol. In addition to a full-time presence in Springfield fighting for strong labor laws, the Illinois AFL-CIO also helps shape political dialog around issues that affect workers. We work with members at election time to register voters and educate them on issues and candidates records.
The State Federation maintains a strong working relationship with the media, issues a weekly update during the legislative session and maintains an up-to-date Web site. The Illinois AFL-CIO and the National AFL-CIO hold training sessions for affiliated unions on topics such as organizing, understanding labor law, political involvement, and local union financial reporting.
The Illinois AFL-CIO is very active at the grassroots level. The Illinois AFL-CIO works with community service liaisons on hundreds of community projects that help achieve dignity and respect for all workers.
The ILACP is Illinois' Voice of Professional Law Enforcement. Established in 1941, ILACP represents over 1,200 members working in over 450 agencies throughout the State.
IEA represents more than 135,000 education employees, retired education employees and students preparing to become teachers.
A powerful and respected advocate, the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association is the unifying voice of manufacturers at the State Capitol where laws and regulations can impact the bottom line.
Whether it’s tax policy, environmental regulations, Healthcare reform, or labor law, the IMA’s innovative and effective team of experts is on the front line every single day. We’re proud to be honored by The American Society of Association Executives for our successful legislative advocacy.
Our successes are boldly moving makers forward in Illinois.
Illinois REALTORS® is the only advocate for private property rights at the Capitol in Springfield and in communities statewide. We stand for excellence in advocacy, education and ethics for real estate practitioners.
One of Illinois’ largest trade associations, we represent 50,000 members involved in virtually all aspects related to the sale, purchase, exchange or lease of residential or commercial property in Illinois.
The term REALTOR® is a registered collective membership mark that identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the National Association of REALTORS® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics.
Mission: Illinois Stewardship Alliance cultivates a local food and farm system that is economically viable, socially just and environmentally sustainable.
Vision: We envision a system where soils are treated as a precious resource, local food producers earn a fair, living wage, local food education is integrated into all levels of education, infrastructure is rebuilt to accommodate local food systems and good food is available for all.
Illinois Stewardship Alliance (ISA) is a membership-based organization. If you are local food producer, concerned citizen or food-systems related organization, we invite you to join us! Alliance members span the state and have one thing in common: they all care about the food that is produced and consumed in Illinois and want to support the increase of fresh, local foods. Click here to find out how you can become part of the Alliance.
Donor Policy: Illinois Stewardship Alliance receives grant funding and donations from entities that have a mission that aligns with our basic tenets (see above)
Here’s the list of our current funders:
Clif Bar Family Foundation
Harvey L. Miller Family Foundation
Lumpkin Family Foundation
New Vision Foundation
United States Department of Agriculture/Illinois Department of Agriculture
Walton Family Foundation
J.R. Albert Foundation
NPR is an independent, nonprofit media organization that was founded on a mission to create a more informed public. Every day, NPR connects with millions of Americans on the air, online, and in person to explore the news, ideas, and what it means to be human. Through its network of member stations, NPR makes local stories national, national stories local, and global stories personal.
Prairie Center Against Sexual Assault (PCASA) supports survivors of sexual violence, promotes healing and prevention and creates social change throughout Central Illinois. We are dedicated to serving as a voice for compassion and justice for victims and a catalyst for social justice in eleven Illinois counties.
The Sangamon County Democratic Party supports expanded job opportunities, fair wages, workers’ right to organize, affordable access to healthcare, a clean environment, safe neighborhoods, equal rights and high quality public schools. Our mission is to elect Democratic candidates to public office at the Federal, State and Local levels to make this happen.
The Springfield Sangamon Growth Alliance was created as the Land of Lincoln Economic Development Corporation (LLEDC) in 2018 as a public-private sector partnership dedicated to advancing economic development efforts in Springfield and Sangamon County in the State of Illinois. Led by a volunteered, diverse, industry-driven board of directors, our mission is to pursue economic prosperity and growth for Sangamon County and the City of Springfield. The Springfield Sangamon Growth Alliance is helping create and market a financially sound community; able to attract new businesses and skilled talent, while retaining the profitable companies and local workforce who already make Sangamon County their home.
Mission: Pursue economic prosperity and growth for Sangamon County and the City of Springfield by creating a financially sound community able to attract new businesses and skilled talent, while retaining the profitable companies and local workforce who already make Sangamon County their home.
Enhance our members’ success and advocate on their behalf.
To be the voice of business and catalyst that promotes a vibrant community and economy.
What We Value
Business Resources &; Support
Leadership &; Professional Development
Visibility &; Connections That Matter
Accountability – Brand Promise
We partner with members, investors, volunteers and the community at-large and hold ourselves accountable for:
Providing superior services to our members.
Promoting our community as a great place to live and work.
Advocating for legislative policies and practices conducive for a thriving business community and opposing those that are not.
The Urban Action Network (UAct) spurs revitalization in Springfield’s urban core by advancing and supporting community and economic development strategies and initiatives. UAct is the primary initiative of the Smith/Stocks-Smith Family Foundation, a tax-exempt 501(c)3 private operating foundation. Sheila Stocks-Smith is the Managing Trustee of the Foundation and President of UAct with full responsibility to direct the day-to-day operations of the Foundation and its initiatives.
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