10 Years ago, City Fruit’s annual budget was $3000; we served just one neighborhood; and our programming was limited to the harvest. Last year, we saw our budget settle in at $300,000; we grew to serve all of Seattle; and we ran a full calendar year of programming that included public education, volunteerism, netting, and youth training….in addition to the harvest.
For the past two years, the staff and board have worked to understand how City Fruit’s vision and plan must shift in order to more effectively respond to the needs of a changing city. Through many conversations with our partners, members, tree owners and donors, we have worked hard to set a strong roadmap for the next 5 years of work, in order to:
- Grow Seattle’s harvest
- Make the best & fullest use of the fruit
- Ground City Fruit in Seattle’s communities
- Build organizational capacity