Every donation makes a difference.

With your support, we can provide free or low cost STEM programs for schools, launch new research projects, and sponsor local sustainable food entrepreneurs.
  • $20 offsets a vendor fee for a community organization, garden or school at our market
  • $50 allows us to distribute healthy food incentives for low income family at our farmers market.
  • $100 provides a free hands-on STEM workshop for up to 30 youth from Back of the Yards or other under resourced schools.
  • $150 can support new and ongoing circular economy research projects, including evaluating the efficiency of different indoor growing methods.

 

***We are in the midst of our May giving campaign. Our goal is to receive 100 donations in the month of May! Anybody who donates at any level will be entered into a raffle to win a Black Hole Duffel Bag from Patagonia!***

Below are just some of the things your donations helped to support in 2017:

  • Provide hands-on STEM education on circular economy principles to over 2,200 youth from the Chicago region
  • Distribute over $3,700 of Link and Healthy Food incentives to low-income families to buy fresh, local produce
  • Provide support for 35 small vendors though our market, close to 2/3 women or minority owned businesses, while diverting over 80% of market “waste” materials from the landfill
  • Publish numerous open-source research projects on our website, in collaboration with local research institutions and small businesses

Plant Chicago is a registered 501(c)3 organization; all donations are tax-deductible.

over 20%

of our annual budget relies on donations from individuals like you!

Volunteering

We love our volunteers!

We’re always looking for helping hands on a variety of projects, from helping with education programs and tending chickens to community outreach and market help.

Interested? Join us at our next volunteer orientation.

Shifts

Pre-oriented volunteers are welcome on Saturdays for the following shifts:

10am–1pm
2pm–5pm
10am–5pm (full day volunteers please pack a lunch!)

For groups of five or more interested in volunteering, email us to see what upcoming projects you can help out with.

Internships

An internship with Plant Chicago is a one-of-a-kind experience.
In addition to working closely with our small staff and volunteers, our interns also complete a closed-loop project of their own design.
Internships last 8–12 weeks. Though unpaid, they may be completed for school credit.

Current Availability

We are no longer accepting applications for our spring internship period. Please stay tuned for more information in the summer!

Email us at info@plantchicago.org with any questions.