We are firm believers that we are products of where we come from. The Back of the Yards Community shaped who we are and provided us the opportunities to grow and become successful. Our goal is to leave our mark and have an impact on the present and future of our community just like it did with us. With every 12 oz bag of coffee that you buy, you can help us accomplish this.
Our philosophy of making a social impact in our community is a key element and one of our guiding principles in everything we do. We accomplish this by reinvesting $1 of every 12 ounce bag of coffee directly into our social impact fund that is used to fund organizations and/or initiatives that create social impact in the Back of the Yards community and other communities we serve.
Are you looking to contribute in a bigger way? You can make a direct contribution to our social impact fund by making a donation to the fund, or by supporting the organizations below directly through the purchase of one of these bags of coffee. Through our social impact fundraising campaigns, $7 of each bag sold will go directly to these organizations to support their efforts. Not only will you be making a bigger impact on these organizations, but you will be supporting our mission, and helping us keep our community employed. Click on each campaign below to learn more.
$7 from every bag purchased will be donated to Brave Space Alliance, the first Black-led, trans-led LGBTQ+ Center located on the South Side of Chicago. BSA is designed to create and provide affirming and culturally competent services for the entire LGBTQ+ community of Chicago and strives to empower, embolden, and educate each other through mutual aid, knowledge-sharing, and the creation of community-sourced resources.
$7 from every purchase of 47th Street Blend will be donated to The Southwest Collective, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to building equitable communities and empowering young leaders across the southwest side.
$7 from every purchase of 47th Street Blend was donated to The Academy for Global Citizenship, a local Chicago Public Charter School whose innovative and holistic approach to education aims to foster systemic change and inspire the way society educates our future generations. Proceeds went to their 8th grade service learning trip to Puerto Rico and Guatemala.