Funders and Supporters

CNT enjoys support from 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 2017-18 Philanthropic Supporters


Corporate and Foundation

Anonymous (multiple)

Boeing Company

C.S. Mott Foundation


Enterprise Community Partners

Field Foundation of Illinois

Grand Victoria Foundation

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

JPB Foundation

McKnight Foundation

Motorola Solutions Foundation

New Visions Foundation

Polk Bros. Foundation

Prince Charitable Trusts

Robert Bosch LLC

Sally Mead Hands Foundation

Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust

Strong, Prosperous, and Resilient Communities Challenge (SPARCC) Fund of the Chicago Community Foundation

Thanksgiving Fund

The Joyce Foundation

The Libra Foundation

US Bancorp


aliveOne Chicago

Anonymous (Multiple)

Backstop Foundation

Big Cat Foundation


Christopher A. Morgan, Lantern Partners


EarthShare Illinois (Multiple)

EarthWatch Insititute

Equilibrium IT Solutions, Inc.

Farr Associates

Fuzzy Math, LLC


Greater Southwest Development Corporation

Harvey L. Miller Family Foundation


JPMorgan Chase Foundation

Mission Accounting Inc.

Nate Kipnis, Kipnis Architecture + Planning

Nixon Peabody LLP

Norfolk Southern

River Network

Ross Family Foundation

Sam Schwartz Consulting, LLC

SB Friedman Development Advisors

Site Design Group Ltd.


Steven Wilcox Insurance Agency, Inc.

The Andersons Inc.

West Monroe Partners

Yagan Family Foundation



Individual Donors ($1,000+)

Adele Simmons

AMLI Residential

Anne Hallett

Anonymous (Multiple)

Bennett Johnson III, The UCI Group

Brian and Kelly Chang

Dale and Ruth Fast

Dorfman Herst Charitable Fund

Ellen Partridge

Frankel-Sova Charitable Fund

George E. and Joan B. Johnson

George Vinyard

Harney Family Fund

James Mann Gift Fund

Jan Feldman

Jeanne Rattenbury and Geoff Grove

Jocarno Chicago Community Foundation Fund at The Chicago Community Foundation

Jocarno Fund

Joe Block and Debbie Pavick

John Jasper

Judith Shepelak and George Vinyard Charitable Fund

Kathryn Devine and Jon Trowbridge

Kay Berkson and Sidney Hollander

Laura Heery

Lise and Jonathan Ross

Margaret O'Dell and Al Sharp

Marion Kessy, FluidClarity, Ltd.

Mary O'Connell

Nancy Juda and Jens Brasch

Peter and Lucy Ascoli Family Fund at The Chicago Community Foundation

Randolph Gunn and Janet Johnson

Robert C. Henderson

Rosenthal Household

Shenk Family Fund

Stephen E. and Alison Schlickman

West Monroe Partners

William and Eleanor Revelle


Individual Donors ($250+)

Alan Reed

Alfred Imhoff

Andrew Irwin

Ann Kalayil

Anne Evens

Anonymous (Multiple)

Benjamin Kant

Bo Peng

Bob Lieberman

Cassie Halls

Ceasar McDowell

Charles E. Frank

Chaula Gupta

Christopher Burgess and Riva Feshbach

David and Elizabeth Graham

David Wilson

David Wishnick

Debbie Ross

Debra Shore


Derek and Charlotte Supple

Dick Munson

Elizabeth Lukehart

Ellen Seidman

Etahn Cohen and Amy Paller

Frank Beal

Gayla and Joel Cahan

George Surgeon

Gerald de Jaager and Patricia Novick

Gordon Schiff and Mardge Cohen

Helen J. Kessler Fund

Helen Kessler

Jameson Skaife

Janice K. Jackson

Jeremy Liu

John and Irene Congdon

Jon Kuta

Jonathan Boyer and Judith Stockdale

Jonathan Nieuwsma

Joseph Cook

Julia Parzen

Julie Hamos

Kara Heffernan

Kathrine Nichols and Alex Nied

Kathryn and William Ksander

Kathryn Tholin and Steve Starr

Ken O'Hare and Denise Zaccardi

Kevin Dunphy

Kim Zalent

Kimberly Gray

Kirk Chamberlain

Kirsten Melling

Kristin O'Brien

Laundy Dugdale Charitable Fund

Lee Francis and Michelle Gittler

Linda Young

Lindene Patton

Lisa Myers

Lisa Oppenheim and Steven Rothschild

Marjorie and Richard Ettlinger

Mary A. Houghton

Mary Claire Peceny

Mary Hutchings Reed and William Reed

Megan Lopp Mathias

Nancy Quinn

Nikki and Fredric Stein

Norwottock Charitable Trust

Patricia Saldaña Natke

Paul and Bettylu Saltzman

Paul Lehman and Ronna Stamm

Paul Marcus and Katherine Juda Gift Fund

Peter Wilson and Juliana Whitmore

Rachel Kaiser

Richard and Lois Stuckey

Robert Dean

Ron Rohde

Ruth and Stephen Grant Fund of the Triangle Community Foundation

Sandeep and Carolyn Sood

Sawyer Middeleer

Sonia Bloch

Steven W. Wilcox

Susan Mudd and John Norquist

The Andersons Inc.

The Fund

Theodore Steck and Yvonne Lange

Thomas and Pamela Catlin

Thomas Kunkle

Timothy Collins

Valerie and Keith Kretchmer

Verna and Stephen Todd

William Gifford and Carolyn De Swarte Gifford

William McDowell


In-Kind Donations

City Forest Products

Comrade Cycles

Counter Culture Coffee

Dogfish Head

Field Museum


Lagunitas Brewing Company

Louis Glunz Beer Inc.

Patagonia Chicago

Revolution Brewing

Turtle Island Foods


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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