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 anonymous donors, the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, The Builders Initiative, Chicago Department of Family and Support Services, The Coleman Foundation, The Crown Family, The James and Madeleine McMullan Family Foundation, Polk Bros. Foundation, The Searle Funds at the Chicago Community Trust, and The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation.

Additional corporate and foundation support is provided by anonymous donors, Abbott Laboratories, After School Matters, Albers/Kuhn Family Foundation, the J.R. Albert Foundation, Allstate Insurance Company, Laurance Armour Memorial Trust at The Chicago Community Trust, Bank of America, Barilla America, Inc., Barrington Breakfast Rotary Club, Alvin H. Baum Family Fund, James F. Beré Family Fund, Bishop Family Foundation, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, Burling Bank, The Chicago Community Trust, Chicago Region Food System Fund, The Christopher Family Foundation, Compeer Financial, Conagra Brands Foundation, GCS Charitable Fund, Walter and Karla Goldschmidt Foundation, The Amanda Hanley Climate Fund, Hanley Foundation, Hilton Chicago, HSBC, Kaplan Foundation Fund/Carol and Ed Kaplan, LoPrete Family Foundation, The Madden Family Fund, Walter S. Mander Foundation, Mariano's, MAV Foundation, Midwest Foods, Leo & Peggy Pierce Family Foundation, Abra Prentice Foundation, Inc., Preservation Foundation of the Lake County Forest Preserves, Prince Charitable Trusts, The Will J. Reid Foundation, Olivia Bea Ross Foundation, SAVOR…Chicago at McCormick Place, The Siragusa Family Foundation, State Farm, Steans Family Foundation, Telligen Community Initiative, Thierer Family Foundation, United Way of Metropolitan Chicago, US Bank, West Side United, and Woods Fund Chicago.

Thank you also for contributions from anonymous donors, Kirk B. Fybel, Sharon S. Holihan, Betty McLean, Brett Peskin, Madeleine P. Plonsker, Edward K. Poor, Barbara J. Sereda, Brian B. and Kathleen Kelly Spear, Richard W. Tinberg, Rex Wilson, and Karen J. Zera.