Give to the Garden

Give to the Garden

Support us through a donation to the Annual Fund. Your gift funds horticultural displays, the conservation of plants, ground-breaking scientific work, and education.



Annual Fund Donation

The Annual Fund provides unrestricted funds that support everything from beautiful horticultural displays to the purchase of lab equipment for research. Your tax-deductible gift* ensures that the Chicago Botanic Garden advances its mission to cultivate the power of plants to sustain and enrich life. Tribute donations can be found here. Thank you.
*Your gift is tax deductible, as allowed by law.


Ways to Give

Tribute Gifts

The beauty, wonder, and serenity of the Chicago Botanic Garden combine to create a perfect setting in which to honor a loved one, pay tribute to a friend, or mark a special occasion.

Planned Giving

Through a planned gift, you have the opportunity to support the Garden and receive lifetime benefits important to your financial future. Planned gifts include charitable gift annuities, bequests, and gifts of retirement plan assets and other assets.

Corporate Support

While enjoying a robust selection of benefits, corporate partners support the stewardship of gardens, urban agriculture programs, plant science and conservation work, education, and more.

Making a Difference

Windy City Harvest

Your support allows us to take urban agriculture to a bold new scale and give communities in Chicago the tools they need to solve problems that matter most to them. Learn more about the Garden's education and jobs-training program which helps to bring food, health, and jobs to communities.

STEM Education

Your support advances equity and access for underrepresented students in STEM. Learn more about how we are preparing this new generation of scientists to address the environmental and conservation challenges of our time.


Your support helps answer the question “What can I do to help the environment?” Our science programs include a team of scientists in laboratories informing and accelerating conservation efforts and driving restoration action.