Partners & Funding

City Fruit’s revenue comes from a variety of sources, including donations, memberships, grants, and earned income. We are funded by the City of Seattle for our harvest work and the King Conservation District for an intensive education effort, the Master Fruit Tree Steward program. The majority of the organization’s expenses are tied to personnel and operating costs for grant activities.

2015 Funders

The Alliance for Community Trees awarded City Fruit funds to design and implement a Youth Tree Stewards program in collaboration with the Wallingford Boys & Girls Club. 

City of Seattle’s Department of Parks & Recreation is supporting the stewarding of fruit trees in Seattle parks, the harvesting of fruit from residential properties, and the donation of urban fruit to the emergency food system.

The King Conservation District Member Jurisdiction Grant funded the pilot year of the intensive education program, the Master Fruit Tree Steward Program (MFTS), which continues in November of this year. Find out more information about the MFTS program

In 2014 and 2015, the Sustainable Path Foundation (SPF) funded a pilot plan for creating a more sustainable harvest by selling fruit into the Seattle marketplace. Check out our Fruit Sales operation made possible by SPF! 

Washington State Department of Natural Resources in cooperation with the US Forest Service are supporting our Save Seattle's Apples campaign. In partnership with citizens and governments, WSDNR provides innovative leadership and expertise to ensure environmental protection.

Other funders include: Boeing Corporation, Horizons Foundation, Kawabe Memorial Fund, Microsoft, and Waste Management. 

Community Partners

Alpenfire Cider * Capitol Cider  * Chuck’s Hop Shop * Church World Service CROP Hunger Walk * Ciscoe Morris * City People’s Garden Store * Collins Family Orchard * Dragon’s Head Cider * Edible Seattle * Fenwick & West LLP * Finnriver Farm & Cidery * glassybaby * GLY Construction * Good Shepherd Center * Greenwood Hardware * Groundwork Fruit Tree Pruning * Magnolia Garden Center * Nashi Orchards * Northwest Cider Association * Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands * Raintree Nursery * Recycled Cycles * Rotary First Harvest/ AmeriCorps * Schilling Cider * Seattle Cider Company * Seattle Department of Parks & Recreation * Seattle Tilth * Snowdrift Cider Company * Swanson's Nursery * Tieton Cider Works * Tiny Ninja Studios * Tom Douglas Restaurants * Wallingford Community Council * Wallingford Community and Senior Center * West Seattle Garden Tour * West Seattle Nursery & Garden Center * Whitewood Cider Company * Whole Foods