Funders, Clients & Partners

CNT is supported by the generosity of individuals and organizations. CNT also works in partnership with other institutions to promote our mission to build more livable and sustainable urban communities. The following organizations, government agencies, corporations, and charitable foundations support CNT through donations, grants, and consulting contracts or work in partnership with CNT. (For the period 1/1/10 – present)


Alphawood Foundation
American Endowment Foundation
Bank of America Charitable Foundation
Big Cat Foundation
Citi Foundation
Crown Family Philanthropies
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
Energy Foundation
Field Foundation of Illinois
Ford Foundation
Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation
Global Philanthropy Partnership
Grand Victoria Foundation
Great Lakes Protection Fund
Harris Family Foundation
Harvey L. Miller Family Foundation
Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation
Jocarno Fund
Joyce Foundation
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Kresge Foundation
The Libra Foundation
Lloyd A. Fry Foundation
Lottie Nath Fund
McKnight Foundation
Mendel Family Fund
Motorola Solutions Foundation
New Prospect Foundation
New Visions Foundation
Oppenheimer Family Foundation
Oram Foundation
Pierce Family Foundation
Polk Bros. Foundation
Ponoguogue Foundation
Prince Charitable Trusts
Robert R. McCormick Foundation
Rockefeller Foundation
Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust
Sidley Austin Foundation
Summit Foundation
Surdna Foundation
U.S. Bank
Union Pacific Railroad Foundation
Walton Family Foundation
Wells Fargo Foundation
William J Clinton Foundation

Businesses & Corporations

4240 Architecture
a5 Group
Advantage Marketing Group, Ltd.
Black Bamboo Design
Blue Island Area Chamber of Commerce
Boeing Company
Carlson Environmental, Inc.
Christopher Burke Engineering
Compass Architecture
Conservation Design Forum
Consolidated Printing
Constellation Energy
Desmond & Ahern, Ltd.
DNR Construction
Edge Research
Exelon Corporation
Farr Associates
Fewer Boiler, Inc
F.H. Paschen
Galvin Project
Green Home Chicago
Green Mountain Coffee
Green Town
HarneTech LLC
Harris Bank
Hey and Associates
Himmelfarb Group
Holsten Real Estate Development Corp.
In Sight Sign Company
J.T. Katrakis & Associates
Kinoy, Taren & Geraghty, P.C.
Kuczmarski & Associates
Lake Claremont Press
Lifestyle Properties
Lincolnwood Developers, Inc.
Marissa Strassel Design
McGraw Hill Companies
Media Process Group
MidAmerica Bank
Mission Accounting Inc.
Moule & Polyzoides Architects & Urbanists
O-H Community Partners
onShore Networks, LLC
Ozinga Brothers
Pepco Energy Services
Plan-A, LLC
PNC Financial Services Group Inc
Reed Smith LLP
Renew the Earth
Rockwood Company
Sandbox Industries LLC
Searl Lamaster Howe Architects
Serena Sturm Architects
Shaw Environmental, Inc.
ShoreBank Corporation
Spero & Company Consultants, LLC
State Farm
Studio Hammer
Terracom Public Relations
The Field Group
Urban Financial Advisory Corporation
US Bancorp
V3 Companies, Ltd.


Central Ohio Transit Authority
Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District
Chicago Park District
City of Blue Island, IL
City of Chicago 1st Aldermanic District
City of Chicago Bureau of Forestry
City of Dubuque, IA
City of Elgin, IL
City of Chicago Green Corps
City of Chicago Department of Environment
City of Chicago Department of Housing
City of Chicago Public Building Commission
City of Chicago Water Management
City of Cincinnati, OH
City of Cleveland, OH
City of Columbus, OH
City of Dixmoor, IL
City of Evanston, IL
City of Ft. Wayne, IN
City of Harvey, IL
City of Joliet, IL
City of Milwaukee, WI
City of Oakland, CA
City of San Antonio, TX
City of South Bend, IN
Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority, OH
Illinois Attorney General Office
Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity
Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
Illinois Housing Development Authority
Illinois Department of Transportation
Kane County, IL
Metropolitan Transportation Commission, Bay Area, CA
Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission
Morgan State University
Northeast New England Passenger Railroad Authority
Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency
Ohio’s Office of the Governor
Ontario Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO), Canada
Regional Transportation Authority
San Bernardino Association of Government
Southern California Association of Governments
Southern Ohio Regional Transit Authority
Trinity Christian College, Department of Sociology
University of Colorado
University of New Orleans
US DOT Federal Transit Administration
US EPA Region V
Village of Bellwood, IL
Village of Hazel Crest, IL
Village of Midlothian, IL
Village of Oak Park, IL
Village of Riverdale, IL
Virginia Tech
Washington, D.C. Office of Planning

Non-Profit and Civic Organizations

Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership
American Rivers
Bethel New Life
Broadway United Methodist Church
Brookings Institution’s Urban Market Initiative
Center for Housing Policy
Chicago Architecture Foundation
Chicago Climate Exchange, Inc.
Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
Center for Housing Policy
Chicago Human Rhythm Project
Chicago Rehab Network
Chicago Wilderness
Children International
Citizens Taking Action
Chicago Metropolis 2020
Community Economic Development Association of Cook County
Community Economic Development Law Project
Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions
DePaul University
Des Plaines Watershed Team
Ecological Cities Project
Earth Share of Illinois
Enterprise Community Partners
Environmental Law & Policy Center
Faith in Place
Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance
Global Philanthropy Partnership
Goldin Institute
Good Search
Greater Northwest Chicago Development Corp.
Hispanic Housing Development Corp.
Illinois Trails Conservatory
International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers & Helpers
Innovation Network for Communities
Living Cities
Logan Square Neighborhood Association
Metro Seniors in Action
Northside Community Federal Credit Union
Oberlin College
Policy Research Action Group
Presidential Climate Action Project
Safer Foundation
Seminary Consortium for Urban Pastoral Education
Safer Pest Control Projects
Seven Generations Ahead
Strategic Economics
United Transportation Union
United Way of Chicago
US Green Building Council
Wheaton College
Wicker Park Bucktown
Woodstock Institute


Aclara Software™
Active Transportation Alliance
Al Raby School for Community & Environment
Brookings Institution
Center for Clean Air Policy
Center for State Innovation
Center for Transit-Oriented Development
Center on Wisconsin Strategy
Chicago Architecture Foundation
Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
Chicago Transit Authority
Chicago Wilderness
Citizens Utility Board
Community Investment Corporation
Congress for the New Urbanism
Delta Institute
Galvin Project
Drummond School
Hanson Park Elementary School
Historic Chicago Bungalow Association
HNTB Corporation
ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability
Illinois Environmental Council
Illinois PIRG
Illinois State Toll Highway Authority
Innovation Network for Communities
Metropolitan Planning Council
Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago
Morton Arboretum
New Building Institute
Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences (Institute)
Office of Governor Pat Quinn, State of Illinois
Our Lady Gate of Heaven
Preservation Compact
Presidential Climate Action Project
Reconnecting America
Regional Transportation Authority
Saint Margaret Mary Church and School
Smart Growth America
South Suburban Mayors & Managers Association
Southeast Environmental Task Force, Chicago, IL
Strategic Economics
Surface Transportation Policy Partnership
Teska Associates
Transit Resource Center
Unity Community Development Corporation of Joliet
Urban Land Institute
US Green Building Council – Chicago Chapter
Weaver Boos
West Central Municipal Conference

Matching Gifts

Abbott Laboratories Fund
AIG Matching Grants
AON Foundation
Amgen Foundation
Apple Matching Gifts Program
Bank of America Charitable Foundation
Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation
GE Foundation
Goldman Sachs
Joyce Foundation
JP Morgan Chase
Kirkland & Ellis Foundation
Leo Burnett Company Charitable Foundation
Nuveen Investments
Pepsico Foundation
Polk Bros. Foundation
USG Foundation Inc.
US Bancorp
Viking Global Foundation

In-Kind Donations

Angelics Organics
Birchwood Kitchen
Buzz: Killer Espresso
Casa Beyá Vacation Rental
Chicago Fudgery
City Provisions
Dale Fast
David Kennedy
Finch’s Beer
Goose Island Beer
Greenheart Shop
Green Home Chicago Design Center
Half Acre Beer
Koentopp Guitars
Neil Dixon Smith
Olivia’s Market
Salon Moka
Spa Soak
Semiramis Studio, LLC

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