About Us

Laying the groundwork for widespread agroforestry in the Midwest.

The Savanna Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works with farmers and scientists to lay the groundwork for widespread agroforestry adoption in the Midwest US. Inspired by the native savanna ecosystems that once covered much of this region, the Savanna Institute conducts research, education, and outreach to support the growth of diverse, perennial agroecosystems.

Our vision 

A multifunctional agriculture in the Midwest US based on agroforestry systems of integrated trees, crops, and livestock and fostering ecological resilience, climate stability, economic prosperity, and vibrant communities.

Perennial Reports

The Savanna Institute Perennial Report is our version of the standard “annual report” provided by organizations. Each year, you can see all the progress we’ve made in establishing agroforestry and perennial agriculture throughout the Midwest!

 Annual IRS Form 990 available upon request.