Parking  |  Tickets  |  Join


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 and Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive Programs of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA, the Local Food Promotion Program of the Agricultural Marketing Services, USDA and the City of Chicago Department of Family and Support Services as well as anonymous funders, Aetna Foundation, After School Matters, AgriBank and 1st Farm Credit Services, the J.R. Albert Foundation, Alvin H. Baum Family Fund, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, the Boeing Company, Brinshore Development, Walter and Karla Goldschmidt Foundation, Hilton Chicago, Walter S. Mander Foundation, the James and Madeleine McMullan Family Foundation, Midwest Foods, Polk Bros. Foundation, Preservation Foundation of the Lake County Forest Preserves, SAVOR…Chicago at McCormick Place, Spear Family Charitable Fund, State Farm Youth Advisory Board, Target, and Tyson Foods.

Additional support is provided by the following:

An anonymous funder, Albers/Kuhn Family Foundation, Eileen Fisher, Hanley Foundation, Lumpkin Family Foundation, Prince Charitable Trusts, Sacks Family Foundation, and Steans Family Foundation. Also contributing is an anonymous funder, the Laurance Armour Memorial Trust at the Chicago Community Trust, Farm Aid, Michael and Jennifer Faron, the Grainger Foundation, Ginny Hotaling, Just BARE Chicken, Kaplan Foundation Fund/Carol and Ed Kaplan, Les Dames d’Escoffier, Local Foods, National Recreation Foundation, Madeleine P. Plonsker, State Farm, 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.