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Windy City Harvest Funders

Windy City Harvest Youth Farm


While earned revenues support some of the annual operating costs of the Chicago Botanic Garden’s Windy City Harvest programs for youth and adults, government grants and the generosity of foundation, corporate and individual donors truly sustain this ongoing initiative. We thank all those who recognize the importance of this work to advance a more sustainable and healthy food system, to research and innovate new growing strategies, and to serve communities of need with education and green job opportunities.

The Chicago Botanic Garden thanks the following donors for their generous support of Windy City Harvest.

Major support for the Chicago Botanic Garden’s Windy City Harvest programs is provided by the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA and the City of Chicago Department of Family and Support Services as well as AgriBank and 1st Farm Credit Services, J.R. Albert Foundation, Brinshore Development, Walter and Karla Goldschmidt Foundation, Hilton Chicago, JPMorgan Chase Foundation, Kraft Foods Group Foundation, The James and Madeleine McMullan Family Foundation, Midwest Foods, PCC Community Wellness Center, Polk Bros. Foundation, Preservation Foundation of Lake County Forest Preserves, SAVOR…Chicago at McCormick Place, Link Up Illinois, and the Spear Family Charitable Fund.

Additional support is provided by the following:

An anonymous funder, After School Matters, Albers/Kuhn Family Foundation, Alvin H. Baum Family Fund, BMO Harris Bank, The Grainger Foundation, George and Amanda Hanley Foundation, The Hillshire Brands Foundation, Walter S. Mander Foundation, Prince Charitable Trust, State Farm, Steans Family Foundation, Tyson Foods, the Woman’s Board of the Chicago Horticultural Society, Laurance Armour Memorial Trust at the Chicago Community Trust, Tom E. Dailey Foundation, Kaplan Foundation Fund/Carol and Ed Kaplan, Walgreens, and Whole Foods Market.

The Chicago Botanic Garden’s education and community programs are generously supported by The Brinson Foundation, The Hearst Foundations, HSBC, Kemper Educational and Charitable Foundation, United States Environmental Protection Agency, After School Matters, Allstate Insurance Company, and the Chicago Hive Fund for Connected Learning.