Windy City Harvest


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 gratefully acknowledges the institutions and individuals who support Windy City Harvest’s work to advance a more sustainable, inclusive, and healthy food system.

Major support for Chicago Botanic Garden Windy City Harvest programs is provided by anonymous donors, Builders Initiative, Chicago Department of Family and Support Services, The Christopher Family Foundation, The Coleman Foundation, The Crown Family, Robert R. McCormick Foundation, The James and Madeleine McMullan Family Foundation, Mondelēz International, Elizabeth Morse Genius Charitable Trust, Steans Family Foundation, U.S. Department of Agriculture, United Way of Metropolitan Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. Frederick H. Waddell, and The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc. 

Additional support is provided by anonymous donors, Abbott Fund, Abra Prentice Foundation, Aetna Better Health of Illinois, Albers/Kuhn Family Foundation, The J.R. Albert Foundation, Allstate Insurance Company, The Laurance Armour Memorial Trust at The Chicago Community Trust, Bank of America, Barilla America, Barrington Breakfast Rotary Club, Alvin H. Baum Family Fund, James F. Beré Family Fund, BMO, Burling Bank, Conagra Brands Foundation, Daughters of the American Revolution - Signal Hill Chapter, Sieg Dunlap Foundation, Fair Food Network, Robert F. Finke, Walter and Karla Goldschmidt Foundation, The Grainger Foundation, The Amanda Hanley Climate Fund, Sharon S. Holihan, HSBC Bank USA, N.A., ITW, Kaplan Foundation Fund, The Madden Family Fund, Walter S. Mander Foundation, MAV Foundation, Harold M. and Adeline S. Morrison Family Foundation, North Lawndale Fresh, Edmond and Alice Opler Foundation, PepsiCo Beverages North America, The Pick Family Fund, Leo & Peggy Pierce Family Foundation, Madeleine P. Plonsker, Polk Bros. Foundation, Dennis Pomerleau, Prince Charitable Trusts, Olivia Bea Ross Foundation, The Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust, The Siragusa Family Foundation, The Elizabeth Louise Smith Fund at The Chicago Community Trust, Richard and Elaine Tinberg, US Bank, and Rex Wilson Giving Fund.