Current Funders and Business Partners
The United Way of King County, in collaboration with Rainer Valley Eats!, supports City Fruit’s efforts to bring fruit into the local food system within the Rainier Valley
The West Seattle Nursery and Garden Center collaborates with City Fruit to offer classes on tree care and fruit preservation and hosts a community cider pressing in the fall.
Kawabe Memorial Fund
The Kawabe Memorial Fund, administered by the Bank of America, supports programs that serve low income families, children and the elderly. Kawabe is supporting our 2012 harvest.
University Sunrise Rotary has been serving the University, Wallingford and Sandpoint communities since 1984. Sunrise Rotary is supporting the 2012 orchard steward project.
The ACTrees is a network of 200 organizations working to promote urban forestry stewardship. It supports our work with the Beacon Food Forest.
The People’s Garden Project
The People’s Garden is a project of the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. It supports our work with the Beacon Food Forest.
Stumbling Goat Bistro
Stumbling Goat Bistro is a Phinney Ridge restaurant that believes “the best experiences come from the knowledge that you are choosing to support your local community. “ Stumbling Goat makes pies and jam from City Fruit fruit and donates the product back to City Fruit to sell. These sales support our harvest.
Homegrown uses fresh, sustainable ingredients in its gourmet sandwiches, salads and soups and strives for sustainability in all its business operations. A percentage of the sales of the City Fruit Watermelon Caprese sandwich will be donated to City Fruit during summer 2012.
Creators of easy-to-learn, irresistible games that everyone can enjoy — including award-winning hits like Bejeweled®, Zuma®, Peggle® and Plants vs. Zombies™. PopCap supports the 2012 west Seattle harvest.
Seattle Department of Neighborhoods brings government closer to residents of Seattle by engaging them in civic participation. Seattle DON supports our 2012 west Seattle harvest.
The Horizons Foundation
The Horizons Foundation provided capacity-building support in 2011 – 12 and is supporting the west Seattle harvest in 2012.
Susan Goodwin creates personalized, custom works and one-of-a-kind showpieces. She is donating a portion of the sales from Susan Goodwin Jewelry to City Fruit.
The Neighbor to Neighbor Fund (N2N) makes technical assistance and small grants available to organizations located in Kent, South Seattle and White Center neighborhoods. N2N supported our south Seattle canning classes.
in cooperation with the US Forest Service
In partnership with citizens and governments, the Washington State DNR provides innovative leadership and expertise to ensure environmental protection. Washington DNR and the US Forest Service supported our orchard steward program from 2010 – 2012.
Seattle DoIT is responsible for providing technology services and policy planning for Seattle’s citizens and City of Seattle departments and employees. DoIT supported our orchard steward program in 2011 -12.
Puget Sound Energy donates to King County’s charitable organizations through their corporate giving program and the Puget Sound Energy Foundation. PSE supported our 2011 Phinney harvest.
Canning Connections is a group of people that meet on Beacon Hill on 4th Thursdays for group canning sessions and on first Tuesdays for beginner’s classes. Their goal is to try out new recipes and promote the safe canning of great food. https://www.facebook.com/#!/CanningConnections
Seattle Tilth inspires and educates people to garden organically, conserve natural resources, and support local food systems in order to cultivate a healthy urban environment and community.
STFS brings together amateur growers who share an interest in growing fruit and nut trees, berries, kiwis, grapes, and other fruit. They offer information on adapted varieties, up-to-the-minute growing techniques, and share experiences growing fruit.
Friends of Piper’s Orchard is a group of neighbors, near and far, who love the Piper’s Orchard in Carkeek Park in Seattle, Washington. We work together with the help of Seattle Parks and the Carkeek Park Advisory Committee to support the orchard.
Seattle Parks Department is committed to projects that provide the greatest possible public benefit to help enhance Seattle’s parks, open spaces and facilities.
Rotary First Harvest, a program of Rotary District 5030, has collected and distributed nearly 160 million pounds of produce by acting as a conduit between farmers and programs that serve the hungry.
Business and Community Supporters
The following have generously supported City Fruit with services and assistance:
Green Darner Garden Design
Todd Vogel and Karen Hust, owners of the Nord Building