PROGRAM AREAS

Education

We award scholarships and partner with local nonprofits to host back-to-school drives, as well as after-school and summer programs.

Food Security

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.

Workforce Development

We support training for job-relevant skills and providing a pathway toward economic success.
SCHOLARSHIPS

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.

Grantees

After School Matters

Chicago-based nonprofit that offers afterschool and summer programs focused on arts, communications, leadership, sports and STEM.

Blessings in a Backpack

National nonprofit mobilizes communities, individuals and resources to provide kid-friendly, nutritious meals to food insecure students over the weekend.

Bookwallah

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.

City Harvest

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.

KABOOM!

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.

Mission Bit

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.

Rising Tide Effect

New York City-based organization that provides swimming lessons to low-income individuals in underserved communities to prevent drowning and enrich lives through water safety instruction.

  Zoological Society of Milwaukee

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.

GRANTS

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.

RECENT NEWS, PRESS & EVENTS
Bella Vista Kaboom Build
Illinois
KABOOM! Sparks Joy in Decatur, IL
Related Midwest and Related Affordable Foundation collaborated with KABOOM! to build a new, kid-designed playground for Southern Hills community.
 Bookwalla Event
Chicago
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.
Kaboom Build
South Carolina
KABOOM! and City of Anderson revitalize St. Francis Park through a community-led design process
Related Affordable Foundation proudly supports KABOOM! mission to end playspace inequity by partnering with the City of Anderson to build a multi-sport court at St. Francis Park.
After School Matters mural project
Chicago
After School Matters partners with Related Affordable Foundation to unveil teen-created public art piece
Parkway Gardens teens showcased their creative talent with artist Erick “ROHO” Garcia through After School Matters art mural program.
YMCA Covid Vaccines
South Florida
YMCA South Florida facilitates the equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccine
Senior affordable housing residents express gratitude for YMCA South Florida outreach efforts, with support from the Related Affordable Foundation, to receive the COVID vaccine.
RISE
South Florida
Florida High Schools RISE to End Racism with YMCA
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.