Funders and Supporters

CNT is supported through the generosity of charitable foundations, corporations and individuals. We also work in partnership with other institutions to promote our mission to build more livable and sustainable urban communities.

Fiscal year 2014-2015 Supporters To Date


Corporate and Foundation

Alphawood Foundation

Chicago Community Trust

Ford Foundation

Grand Victoria Foundation

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Joyce Foundation

Libra Foundation

Surdna Foundation

Thanksgiving Fund


Alfred Benesch & Company

Advantage Marketing Group, Ltd.

Allpoints Security and Detective, Inc.

AMLI Residential

Anonymous, Multiple Donors

Bank of America Charitable Foundation

Benjamin Family Foundation

Big Cat Foundation

Boeing Company


California Community Foundation

Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters

Christopher Burke Engineering

Civiltech Engineering, Inc.


Davis Family Foundation

Desmond & Ahern, Ltd.

E.A.T. Chicago

EJM Engineering, Inc.

Equilibrium IT Solutions, Inc.

Field Foundation of Illinois

Fuzzy Math, LLC


Grumman/Butkus Associates

Harris Family Foundation

Harvey L. Miller Family Foundation

Holsten Real Estate


Ice Miller

Illinois Science and Technology Coalition

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 134

International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150

Ironworkers District Council Chicago and Vicinity

Jocarno Fund


McCaffery Interests, Inc.

McDonald’s Corporation

Microsoft Corporation

Motorola Solutions Foundation

New Prospect Foundation

New Visions Foundation

Oppenheimer Family Foundation


Ozinga Brothers

Perkins & Will

Pierce Family Foundation

PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.

Prince Charitable Trusts

Pyramid Peak Foundation

Ross Family Foundation

Sally Mead Hands Foundation

SC Johnson

Schneider Electric

Sheet Metal Workers Local 73

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

Solomon Cordwell Buenz


STV, Inc

T.Y. Lin

The John Buck Company

United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers - Local # 11

URS Corporation

U.S. Bank Foundation

Wight & Co.


Individual Sustainability Circle Leaders and Above ($1,000+)

Lucy and Peter Ascoli

Kay Berkson and Sidney Hollander

Joseph K. Block and Debbie Pavick

James Cahan and Linda Schneider

Stewart Gehring

Lawrence Gotlieb

Anne Hallett

Michael and Janet Hanley

Robert Henderson

Nancy Juda and Jens Brasch

Marion Kessy

Frances and Elliot Lehman Fund

Rodrigo Lopez-Cartes and Rebecca Pries

James and Kitty Mann

Jerald Much

Patricia Saldana Natke

Mary O'Connell

Margaret O'Dell and Al Sharp

Michael and Sandra Perlow

Jerri Linn Phillips

Bill and Eleanor Revelle

Ellen Seidman

Charles and Kathryn Shenk

David Shryock

Kathryn Tholin and Steven Starr

George Vinyard

Robert and Marie Weissbourd

Howard Weitzman


Individual Sustainability Circle Inventors ($360-$999)

Frank Beal

Sonia Bloch

Sarah Bradley and Paul Metzger

Jeff Brown and Ashley Phillips

Etahn Cohen and Amy Paller

Timothy Collins

John and Irene Congdon

Andy DeBruler

Simrit Dhesi

Jessica Droste Yagan

Nancy and Daniel Engel

Jan Feldman

Noam Frankel

Graham Grady

David and Elizabeth Graham

Ruth and Stephen Grant

Edward and Sue Harney

Kara Heffernan

Michael and Marilyn Hollub

Nathan Holtzman

Mary Houghton

James Andrew Irwin

John Jasper

Bennett Johnson

Katherine Juda and Paul Marcus

Helen Kessler

Ryan Kilpatrick and Jenny Hoobler

Valerie S. Kretchmer

Mary A. Laraia and Andrew Mooney

Paul Lehman and Ronna Stamm

Kathi and Fred Lieb

Dr. Anita and Deepak Mital

Susan Mudd

Ken O'Hare and Denise Zaccardi

Lisa Oppenheim and Steven Rothschild

Bina Patel

David Portnoy

Edgar Ramirez

Jeanne Rattenbury and Geoff Grove

David and Stacy Reynolds

Lise and Jonathan Ross

Mark Roth

Stephen E. Schlickman

Derek and Charlotte Supple

George Surgeon and Sara Jean Lindholm

Jon Trowbridge

Helen and Kale Williams

David A. Wilson

Kim Zalent


CNT values all of its donors. Any omission of donors is unintentional. This list is continually changing and updated. Please contact us if you feel there is an error. 

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Center for Neighborhood Technology
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Chicago, IL 60647

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Thank you for your contribution. The Center for Neighborhood Technology is a registered 501(c)(3) and all gifts to CNT are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.