Grantee Profile

Morton Arboretum

Grants to Morton Arboretum

  • $500,000

    2014 (Duration 5 years)

    Chicago Commitment

    LISLE, ILLINOIS — The Morton Arboretum promotes the conservation of trees, shrubs, and other plants from around the world through exhibition, education, and scientific research. The Arboretum is a 1,700 acre facility on the Valparaiso moraine 30 miles east of Chicago and it includes 222,000 plants representing 4,300 different species of trees and shrubs collected from 40 countries. The Arboretum hosts over 800,000 visitors annually. This grant will support the Arboretum’s general operations including collection and exhibition development, community education efforts, and research and conservation activities.

  • $500,000

    2009 (Inactive Grant)

    Chicago Commitment

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

  • $525,000

    2004 (Inactive Grant)

    Chicago Commitment

    LISLE, ILLINOIS — In support of general operations and a capital campaign (over five years).

  • $50,000

    2002 (Inactive Grant)

    Chicago Commitment

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

  • $25,000

    1999 (Inactive Grant)

    Chicago Commitment

    LISLE, ILLINOIS — In support of general operations.

  • $75,000

    1996 (Inactive Grant)

    Chicago Commitment

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

  • $75,000

    1993 (Inactive Grant)

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

  • $100,000

    1991 (Inactive Grant)

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

  • $150,000

    1988 (Inactive Grant)

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

  • $100,000

    1986 (Inactive Grant)

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

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Morton Arboretum $2,100,000 between 1978 and 2017.

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