LARC was established in Chicago, Illinois in 2014. Today it is recognized as a charitable Private Operating Foundation (i.e., the LARC Foundation) It is approved as a charitable, education and scientific organization (under section 501(c)(3)) of by the Internal Revenue Service code. As such the LARC Foundation pursues a variety of charitable activities and programs in both the public and private sectors. The Foundation also supports charitable activities by making grants, to organizations or to individuals for research, scientific and educational purposes consistent with its mission and priorities.
The LARC Foundation is governed by an independent Board of Directors and employs an Executive Director. The Foundation is supported, in part, by generous contributions from individual and corporate donors. The Foundation operates with important in-kind and logistical support provided by Carnow, Conibear & Associates.
We are committed to:
- increasing awareness of the hazards of lead-contaminated soil prevalent in city and suburban yards, gardens, parks, playgrounds, and public right-of-ways
- conducting research on evidence-based best practices to mitigate lead-based soil hazards
- implementing population-based primary prevention programs to eliminate lead-contaminated soil as a major pathway of exposure to children through cooperative partnerships with community organizations, government agencies, individuals and business.
LARC Foundation Board of Directors:
Shirley Conibear, MD, MPH
Board Vice Chair
Barry S. Eisenberg, CAE, MA
Anthony Harris, MD, MBA, MPH
Rod P. Musselman, DPH
Micheál Y. Newman-Brooks
Brian C. Svazas, MD, MPH