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 2016 Supporters


Corporate and Foundation

Alphawood Foundation
The Boeing Company
Comcast NBCUniversal
C.S. Mott Foundation
Grand Victoria Foundation
Joyce Foundation
Libra Foundation
The McKnight Foundation
Microsoft Corporation
Polk Bros. Foundation
Prince Charitable Trusts
Sally Mead Hands Foundation
Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust
Surdna Foundation


AMLI Residential
Backstop Foundation
Baum Development LLC
Begyle Brewing Company
BFF Bikes
Big Cat Foundation
Block Steel Corporation
Bluestem Communications
BNSF Railway
Chicago Beverage Systems
The DeBruler Company
Desmond & Ahern, Ltd.
Eileen Fisher, Inc.
Equilibrium IT Solutions, Inc.
FluidClarity, Ltd.
Frankel-Sova Charitable Fund
Fund for the Environment & Urban Life
GE Foundation
Gelbort Family Fund
Hallagan Business Machines
Harris Family Foundation
Harvey L. Miller Family Foundation
Hel’s Kitchen Catering
Henderson Consulting Group Inc.
IBM Corporation
The iO Theater
Jocarno Fund
Johnson Research Group, Inc.
Lakeside 360 Partners
Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria
Mission Accounting, Inc.
Montgomery Associates
Motorola Solutions Foundation
New Visions Foundation
Noetic Executive Search
Patagonia Chicago
SAL Consulting Inc.
Senryo Technologies
SMART Transportation Division
ThyssenKrupp Steel North America, Inc.
The UCI Group
Urban Sites of Chicago LLC
U.S. Bank


Individual Donors ($1,000+)

Anonymous (Multiple)
Peter and Lucy Ascoli Family Fund at The Chicago Community Foundation
Harold and Paula Baron
Big Cat Foundation
James Cahan and Linda Schneider
Carol Coletta
Peter and Shirley Dugdale Laundy
EarthShare Illinois (Multiple)*
Frankel-Sova Charitable Fund
Anne Hallett
The Hallett Family
Harris Family Foundation
Robert Henderson
John Jasper
Jocarno Fund
Nancy Juda and Jens Brasch
Jim and Kitty Mann
Mary O’Connell
Margaret O’Dell and Al Sharp
Bill and Eleanor Revelle
Ross Family Foundation
Stephen E. and Alison Schlickman
Richard Sheiner, Geneva Advisors
Kathryn Tholin and Steve Starr
George Vinyard
Frances and Joel Zemans


Individual Donors ($360-$999)

Frank Beal
Kay Berkson and Sidney Hollander
Sarah Bradley and Paul Metzger
Brian Chang
Etahn Cohen and Amy Paller
Timothy Collins
John and Irene Congdon
Kathryn Devine
Simrit Dhesi
Nancy and Daniel Engel
Jan Feldman
William Gifford and Carolyn De Swarte Gifford
David and Elizabeth Graham
Patricia Hermann and Emanuel Krakauer
Andrew Irwin
Jon Kuta
Valerie and Keith Kretchmer
Helen Kessler
Mary A. Laraia Fund
Paul Marcus and Katherine Juda
Mission Accounting
Brendan O’Connor
Ken O’Hare and Denise Zaccardi
Lisa Oppenheim and Steven Rothschild
Andrea Raila and Michael Rohrbeck
Jeanne Rattenbury and Geoff Grove
Lise and Jonathan Ross
Paul and Bettylu Saltzman
Ellen Seidman
Derek and Charlotte Supple
George Surgeon and Sara Jean Lindholm
David Wasserman
Helen Williams
Sarah and Charles Wolf


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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Ways to Give

Online Donations
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Donate by phone
Contact Development Director
Paul Cusimano at 773.269.4029.

Write a check
Center for Neighborhood Technology
Attn: Development Department
17 North State Street #1400
Chicago, IL 60602

Stock and Securities Gifts
A gift of stock or securities to CNT will potentially lower your capital gains liability. Please contact CNT’s Development office to arrange a gift or learn more:
Paul Cusimano

Workplace Giving
CNT is a member of EarthShare, a federation of the nation's most respected environmental and conservation charities.

If your employer is an EarthShare Illinois workplace giving partner, you can designate a tax-deductible payroll deduction to directly benefit CNT. To learn more about how you can support CNT at work, visit the EarthShare Illinois website or contact ESIL’s Managing Director, Tom Jacks, at

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.