• February 9, 2017
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    Riot Fest Foundation issues grant to Chicago SCORES after school programs

    Riot Fest Foundation is pleased to issue a grant to Chicago SCORES, an organization that works to provide after school and summer activity programming to urban youth. Specifically, the grant will go towards two new after school programs – music and chess – that will serve up to 20 students each in grades 4-8, at

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    • March 12, 2016
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    RFF contributes to North Lawndale Eagles 2016 Banquet

    We were honored to be able to help support the North Lawndale Eagles Youth Program and the Eagles Football Team Banquet Ceremony on March 12, 2016. This grassroots community-based seasonal football program has nobly serviced the community for over 25 years and continues to provide youth sports development programming for at-risk Chicago students. See more

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    • February 18, 2016
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    RFF Grants Funds to Pilot Music Program

    Our Lady of Tepayec Elementary School, a school in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood, was the recent recipient of a Riot Fest Foundation grant to start an after-school music program for its students. The program will help students in grades 4 through 8 to develop an appreciation for music and foster creative development through hands-on learning. To execute

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    • December 22, 2015
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    Holiday Toy Drive Huge Success

    Thanks to our generous donors, we were able to raise nearly $4,000 for our first Holiday Toy Drive! Funds facilitated the purchase of toys for thousands of children from low-income families in Chicago’s North Lawndale and Little Village neighborhoods. We dropped off toys to local shelters in North Lawndale and passed out more at the Boys

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    • November 23, 2015
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    Karma Cash Program Back for the Holidays

    Riot Fest Foundation is allotting 500 tickets to its 2nd annual Karma Cash program just in time for the holidays. Those who volunteer a minimum of 25 hours with a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization will receive a 3-day pass to Riot Fest 2016 (space permitting). Guidelines: 25 volunteer hours must be completed between the dates of

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    • August 20, 2015
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    Riot Fest Foundation partners with Chicago Fire to bring Soccer Clinic to Lawndale

    The clinic, run by Chicago Fire coaching staff, will take place from 1:00 to 2:30 pm on the Nike Artificial Turf Field – accessible via W 18th St & S California Ave – in Douglas Park.  The event is free of charge for Lawndale youth ages 6-18. To reserve a spot, use the following link:https://goo.gl/forms/SZEfyQTR1w. For

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    • November 25, 2014
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    Chicagoist: Riot Fest’s Michael Petryshyn Talks Launch Of Riot Fest Foundation

    From the article: Earlier today Riot Fest told us that the clean-up and repair of Humboldt Park to counter damage done due to crowds and rain during this year’s fest was completed. According to the their press release Riot Fest says, “Grounds crew managers reported that all concerns raised by the Chicago Parks Department have

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    • November 20, 2014
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    DNA Info: Riot Fest Announces Chicago’s ‘Largest Turkey Drive,’ Set for Nov. 24

    From the article: HUMBOLDT PARK — After completing repairs in Humboldt Park earlier this week and announcing a foundation dedicated to community outreach, Riot Fest organizers have one more bit of good news for residents. Riot Fest and Ald. Roberto Maldonado (26th) will host what they say is the largest turkey drive in Chicago ahead

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