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.
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 graduated its second cohort in May of this year. Find out more information about the MFTS program. In 2016, KCD is funding a new project focused on rescuing fruit trees from inappropriate locations and replanting the trees in rights-of-way. The Seattle Department of Transportation is an additional partner in this effort.
Other funders include The Biel Charitable Trust, The Hugh and Jane Ferguson Foundation, The Horizons Foundation, The Nesholm Family Foundation, and The Longbrake Family Foundation.
We are grateful to the Seattle-area employers providing significant contributions in the form of matching donations and volunteer support: Boeing Corporation, Google, and Microsoft.
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 * The Pantry * 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 * 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 Markets
Many of the beautiful photos on City Fruit's site were taken by Camille Sheppard. You can learn more about her work at her website: www.camelliablossoms.com.