The Related Affordable Foundation (RAF) is a charitable, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization committed to enriching the lives of affordable housing residents and breaking the generational cycle of poverty.
We award scholarships and partner with local nonprofits to host back-to-school drives, as well as after-school and summer programs.
We address food insecurity by supporting hunger relief programs and meal initiatives.
Health & Wellness
We promote a balanced lifestyle in the communities we serve by sponsoring health and wellness programs.
We support training for job-relevant skills and providing a pathway toward economic success.
Related Affordable Foundation partnered with KABOOM! to build a kid-designed playground in Decatur, Illinois.
Related Affordable Foundation Scholarship supports affordable housing residents who aspire to attend accredited trade/professional institutions, colleges and universities. The goal of Related Affordable Foundation Scholarship Program is to eliminate economic barriers for young adults in their pursuit of post-secondary education.
Chicago-based nonprofit that brings storybooks and storytelling sessions directly to children and families who experienced trauma and hardship to create a positive and safe environment that fosters creativity and cultivates a sense of hope.
The New York City-based organization helps build a path toward a food-secure future by rescuing millions of pounds of food, distributing to pantries and soup kitchens and assisting food-insecure individuals and families.
The national organization is committed to ending playspace inequity by building kid-designed playspaces that can spark joy and foster a sense of belonging for kids who are often denied opportunities to thrive.
The San Francisco-based organization strives to bridge the tech divide by making computer science more accessible through free coding classes and professional opportunity pathways to middle and high school students.
Local nonprofit supports Milwaukee County Zoo by working to conserve wildlife and the environment and offering a range of animal, environmental, and science-based educational programs for children, adults, and families.
Related Affordable Foundation is committed to breaking the generational cycle of poverty by partnering with nonprofit organizations to provide essential services in the areas of education, food security, health and wellness, and workforce development for affordable housing communities.
Bookwallah Magic Crates spreads the love of storytelling
Related Midwest and Related Affordable Foundation joined forces with Bookwallah to spread the power of reading by introducing children to books with in-person reading sessions and "Magic Crates" filled with inspiring books on a diverse range of topics.
The Related Affordable Foundation is proud to support Y-RISE experiential-based program that educates and empowers youth and adult participants to become leaders in discussing and addressing matters of racism, prejudice, diversity and inclusion.
Art on Sedgwick's Finding Gratitude portrait project was designed for Marshall Field Gardens residents to commemorate special moments and missed celebrations due to COVID-19.
Participants received a photography session with artist Mary Rafferty and were interviewed about their experience during the pandemic.