Grantee Profile

Chicago Botanic Garden

Grants to Chicago Botanic Garden

  • $375,000

    2016 (Duration 2 years, 11 months)

    GLENCOE, ILLINOIS — The Chicago Botanic Garden is a 385-acre public garden, which also conducts research, education, and conservation programs. Its main campus in Glencoe, Illinois, includes a living collection with more than 2.6 million plants in 26 exhibition gardens (e.g., Japanese, rose, and English) and in four natural areas (woodlands, wetlands, lakes, and prairie). It is one of only 17 public gardens accredited by the American Association of Museums. The Garden’s education programs take place both on-site (such as school trips, science camps, teacher training programs, adult classes, workshops, and symposia) and in communities (such as urban gardens for youth, young adults, and non-violent offenders). The Garden’s conservation and research departments train scientists through its Master’s and Ph.D. programs that it operates in conjunction with Northwestern University. The Garden’s research projects span nearly 40 states and 30 countries. Its scholarly research focuses on plants and their response to climate change and other human impacts. The Garden is free to the public and open 365 days a year, serving one million people each year. This award provides renewed general operating support to the Chicago Botanic Garden.

  • $500,000

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    GLENCOE, ILLINOIS — In support of general operations (over five years).

  • $500,000Active Strategy

    2006 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

    GLENCOE, ILLINOIS — In support of general operations (over five years).

  • $240,000Active Strategy

    2003 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

    GLENCOE, ILLINOIS — In support of general operations (over three years).

  • $500,000

    2002 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture

    GLENCOE, ILLINOIS — To support a public-information campaign (over two years).

  • $50,000

    2001 (Inactive Grant)

    GLENCOE, ILLINOIS — In support of general operations (over two years).

  • $25,000

    1999 (Inactive Grant)

    GLENCOE, ILLINOIS — In support of general operations.

  • $75,000

    1996 (Inactive Grant)

    GLENCOE, ILLINOIS — In support of general operations (over three years).

  • $75,000

    1993 (Inactive Grant)

    GLENCOE, ILLINOIS — In support of general operations (over three years).

  • $30,000

    1992 (Inactive Grant)

    GLENCOE, ILLINOIS — To support educational and outreach programs in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution's traveling exhibition on tropical rainforests.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Chicago Botanic Garden $2,370,000 between 1978 and 2016.

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