Thank you funders for supporting our vision

The work of the Savanna Institute is funded by an international community of donors who see the potential for transformative change in the Midwest US. We are also grateful to have the support of public grants and private foundations. Thank you to all our generous donors who make our work possible. You too can give today to support our vision for ecological resilience, climate stability, economic prosperity, and vibrant communities.

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Lead Supporters

Caerus Foundation

Clif Bar Family Foundation

Daybreak Fund / Fund for Lake Michigan (FFLM)

Edwards Mother Earth Foundation

Environmental Protection Agency

Foundation for Food & Agricultural Research (FFAR)

Globetrotter Foundation

Grantham Foundation

Great Lakes Protection Fund

IL Department of Agriculture

Lumpkin Family Foundation

Maine Community Foundation

Mary Burke

Matthew Zell Family Foundation

Natural Resources Defense Council


Regenerative Agriculture Foundation (RAF)


Single Step Foundation

Stranahan Foundation

University of Illinois iRAI

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

USDA North Central Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education

USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture

USDA Agricultural Marketing Service

Volgeneau Climate Initiative

Builders Initiative

WI Department of Agriculture

Perennial Report

Each year, we publish an annual report — known at the Savanna Institute as the Perennial Report. Download our latest reports for a summary of our financial and program updates for the year.

“I trust Savanna Institute to be careful stewards of land that’s important to me and my family, and to develop and spread farming practices that will increase biodiversity and fight climate change.”

                                                                  – Jack L., Donor

See Our Programs

A one-stop shop for research, education, outreach, technical service, demonstration farms, and commercialization efforts, the Savanna Institute is working to scale up agroforestry so farmers can draw down carbon for generations to come.