The Garfield Park Community Council has a strong history of collaborating with a wide variety of community organizations and institutions on the West Side and throughout Chicago.

We were created as a part of the Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance, the non-profit organization that manages programming at the historic Garfield Park Conservatory.  Although the GPCC is now an independent organization, the Alliance remains one of our closest program partners. Learn more about the Alliance and the Garfield Park Conservatory.

Partners and affiliates

Allies for Community Business

Allies for Community Business provides the capital, coaching, and collaboration entrepreneurs need to grow great businesses in their communities. As one of the developers of The Hatchery, Allies partners with GPCC to host the Garfield Park Neighborhood Market and support Garfield Park businesses.


Industrial Corridor of Nearwest Chicago (ICNC) offers entrepreneurs an innovative community to grow small businesses through incubation, workforce development, neighborhood planning, and business advising. As co-developer of The Hatchery, ICNC partners with GPCC to host the Garfield Park Neighborhood Market and share workforce development opportunities with the community.


The GPCC was created as part of LISC's New Communities Program, a long-term initiative of LISC Chicago to support comprehensive community development in 16 Chicago neighborhoods. The 10-year effort seeks to rejuvenate challenged communities, bolster those in danger of losing ground, and preserve the diversity of areas in the path of gentrification. LISC staff continues to advise the GPCC and provide it with various resources in support of its New Communities Program goals.

Lawyers' Committee for Better Housing (LCBH)

LCBH works closely with GPCC staff on housing programs that impact the community, providing legal representation, individual and public advocacy, supportive social services and education.

Marillac St. Vincent Family Services

Marillac Center provides a wide variety of social service programs for children, teens, families and seniors.  

Metropolitan Tenants Organization (MTO)

A key partner of our housing programs, MTO is a city-wide organization with the goal of organizing and educating tenants in Chicago and Cook County. MTO provides workshops and technical assistance to Garfield Park residents.


Openlands has provided invaluable technical assistance to the GPCC during the development of the Garfield Park Garden Network. Openlands staff continue to work with GPCC staff and Garden Network leaders on various ways to expand the Garden Network and incorporate it into city-wide urban agriculture and community gardening efforts.

The Hatchery Chicago

A program of ICNC, The Hatchery Chicago a non-profit food and beverage incubator dedicated to helping local entrepreneurs build & grow successful businesses. GPCC partners with The Hatchery Chicago to host the Garfield Park Neighborhood Market and to connect local food businesses on the West Side to programs and kitchen space at The Hatchery.

Our funders

The Garfield Park Community Council is grateful to the following generous funders and supporters who make our work possible:

  • LISC Chicago
  • City of Chicago
  • Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance
  • Christy Webber Landscapes
  • Polk Bros. Foundation
  • Pierce Family Foundation
  • Field Foundation of Illinois
  • Crossroads Fund
  • First Eagle Bank
  • Woods Fund of Chicago
  • Albert Pick Jr. Fund
  • CIBC
  • Wieboldt Foundation
  • Dr. Scholl Foundation
  • Leo S. Guthman Fund
  • Illinois Science and Energy Innovation Foundation
  • Illinois State Treasurer Charitable Trust
  • Illinois Solar for All
  • BMO Harris Bank
  • Lumpkin Family Foundation
  • Walter S. Mander Foundation
  • The Blowitz-Ridgeway Foundation
  • Oberweiler Foundation
  • The Chicago Community Trust
  • Elevated Chicago
  • Enterprise Community Partners
  • Institute for Sustainable Communities
  • Christopher Family Foundation
  • Public Health Institute of Metropolitan Chicago
  • City of Chicago Department of Public Health
  • United Way of Metropolitan Chicago
  • West Side United
  • Chicago Region Food System Fund
  • Walder Foundation
  • Prince Charitable Trusts
  • Crown Family Philanthropies
  • The Joyce Foundation

Neighborhood Market Sponsors

  • Rush University Medical Center        
  • City of Chicago
  • Ald. Jason Ervin
  • Ald. Walter Burnett, Jr.
  • The Garden Club of Barrington
  • Herban Produce
  • Holsten Human Capital Development
  • Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance
  • Christy Webber Landscapes
  • Oak Street Health
  • Above and Beyond Family Recovery Center