Our Mission

Our motto — “Be the One” — reflects our deeply-held belief that anyone can be a philanthropist and give back to our community, regardless of means.

Little Village Community Council (LVCC) is a community based, nonprofit organization serving a working class neighborhood on Chicago’s Southwest side. LVCC’s mission is to create a safer community, improve the learning environment at public schools, preserve affordable housing, provide a voice for youth, protect immigrant rights, promote gender equality, and end all forms of violence.

Our Vision

Our motto — “Be the One” — reflects our deeply-held belief that anyone can be a philanthropist and give back to our community, regardless of means.

Little Village Community Council (LVCC) is a community based, nonprofit organization serving a working class neighborhood on Chicago’s Southwest side. LVCC’s mission is to create a safer community, improve the learning environment at public schools, preserve affordable housing, provide a voice for youth, protect immigrant rights, promote gender equality, and end all forms of violence.

Areas of Impact

Three areas of impact — Community Care, Empowerment and Success, and Belonging and Culture — guide our work to unite people and organizations to create opportunities for families across generations to improve their lives through cultural, educational, economic, and social support. 

 
 

Empowerment
and Success

Empowerment
and Success

Empowerment
and Success

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Our Core Values

We are passionate about inspiring charitable giving to build the community we all want to be a part of. We live it through our core values:

  • Compassion — Caring for citizens of our communities
  • Empowerment — Enabling others to succeed by leveraging our influence, support, and encouragement
  • Innovation — Discovering, cultivating, and promoting new opportunities
  • Integrity — Ensuring the highest ethical standards in all we do
  • Quality — Demonstrating excellence
  • Stewardship — Managing the assets and resources entrusted to us in a careful and responsible manner for the benefit of all we serve
  • Inclusiveness — Embracing the perspectives and participation of our community in all we do
 
 

Our Impact

As your trusted partner in charitable giving, we are guided by:

Stewardship — We oversee funds in perpetuity, ensuring they are managed exactly as intended.

Collaboration and Connections — We actively identify ways we can enhance the impact of individual, family, and group philanthropy through grant opportunities.

Community Solutions — We connect donors with like-minded people, nonprofit organizations, government entities, and education institutions to find and develop effective solutions, all while staying alert to emerging issues and opportunities.

Research and Knowledge — For donors who would like to support a nonprofit organization or cause, we can provide in-depth information about organizations through the online tool, The Giving Partner.