From seed to cup, Chicago French Press is dedicated to making your morning with a premium cup of coffee. While we understand that coffee plays an important role in your morning grind (pun intended), its role is much bigger than that. We believe in developing our communities and environment by partnering with organizations focused on a community purpose. Each time you invest in a bag of one of our premium blends, a percentage goes to our partners, to help them fulfill that purpose. To us, coffee is community. Every step we take is a step taken together with our partners in bettering that community. Read more about our partners or sign up to become a nonprofit partner below! To apply to become an official CPF partner, click here.
The Simple Good
The Simple Good is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is connect the meaning of ‘good’ from around the world to empower at-risk youth to bring positivity into communities through art and discussion. Through public art projects and youth art programming, we transcend the message that no matter where you go in the world, good means the same to all of us - and that is what connects us as human beings. Visit thesimplegood.com to learn more.
The Take Back
#TheTakeBack is an anti-violence 501 C3 organization promoting peace towards the youth of Chicago’s South Side. Our annual back-to-school festival provides school supplies and a meal for more than 500 youth. In addition, we raffle off individual scholarships and group opportunities including a Chicago Architecture Foundation Tour. The initiative promoting safe play is completely funded by donations, local & national sponsors (each sponsor has a resource table on the day) and volunteers. Since 2014, more than 1,700 youth have been provided with resources. Visit thetakebackchi.org to learn more.
Arts in Culture
Donda’s House, Inc. provides unprecedented access and education from leading experts in the arts, culture & entertainment industry to Chicago’s creative youth and young adults ages 14 – 24. Donda’s House, Inc also incubates Creative Entrepreneurs and provides professional development for Creatives in order to enhance skills and help Creatives close the gap between their reality and their dreams. Visit dondashouseinc.org to learn more.
Heart of Man
“We envision a world where all young people can be the creators of tomorrow.” With this vision, Heart of Man ventures works to empower the next generation of entrepreneurs. They give ambitious students opportunities to get hands-on experience through programs that provide them with skills relevant to the real-world marketplace. These programs meet students where they are, partnering with schools, corporations, and community organizations to provide a valuable complement to traditional schooling. You can learn more about how to get involved with Heart of Man Ventures at www.heartofmanproject.com.
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