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Cultivate Collective

Advise on Governance Issues Between Two Nonprofits


Advise on the legal, fiduciary, and governance relationships between two nonprofits supporting underserved communities in Chicago.

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Jurisdiction(s): Illinois
About the Organization: The Academy for Global Citizenship (AGC) is a Chicago Public Charter School that uses a holistic and innovative approach to education to foster systemic change. Over the years, their programs and services have expanded and they recently incorporated a new non-profit, Cultivate Collective. Cultivate Collective will be a six-acre neighborhood hub within the center of a public housing project. The hub will facilitate job creation, racial equity, and environmental sustainability and offer access to healthcare and education.
Legal Entity Type: Nonprofit/Charity
SDG(s): Affordable and Clean Energy, Clean Water and Sanitation, Climate Action, Decent Work and Economic Growth, End Poverty, Good Health and Well Being, Industry Innovation and Infrastructure, Life on Land (sustainability of ecosystems), Partnerships to achieve the Goals, Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions, Quality Education, Reduced Inequalities, Responsible Consumption and Production, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Zero Hunger
Legal Issue(s):

Cultivate Collective will serve as a new campus for AGC, as well as an incubator for innovation in the future of regenerative, sustainable, and “living” communities. Now, Cultivate Collective is seeking a consultation/guidance around the legal, fiduciary, and governance relationships between these two independent, but closely related entities. Of note, AGC is serving as Cultivate Collective’s fiscal sponsor until it receives its 501c3 status (which should be in coming weeks) and Kirkland & Ellis helped them with strategy, structure, and establishment of the new entity.