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.
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.
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