Corporate Partnership

Your organization can demonstrate its commitment to sustainability, education and the environment through our corporate partnership opportunities.  The Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance is committed to providing learning opportunities and resources to support our mission to change lives through the power of nature and to connect people to plants here on the West Side.  We offer a variety of opportunities for businesses, organizations, corporations and foundations to fulfill their philanthropic, community and marketing objectives through sponsorship, grants and unrestricted contributions.

Support for the Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance can help your company or organization fulfill your charitable goals, build brand recognition and loyalty from our 230,000+ annual visitors, 1,000+ member households and 56,000+ participants in our free public programs, as well as offer you benefits, recognition and engagement experiences for your employees.

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Interested in planning a group volunteer project with your office?
Corporate Volunteer Groups work together to complete projects in our indoor and outdoor gardens, or behind-the-scenes in our production houses alongside Conservatory staff. Projects range by the season and vary by group size. Whether you want to help out on a Featured Project or take on what is needed most that day, we ask that you first complete the Group Request form here to help us schedule your project. If you have questions, please get in touch with our Volunteer Coordinator. Please note that we kindly request a minimum donation of $250 to offset the costs of our project supplies and staff time. Once your Corporate Volunteer Group is confirmed, you can submit the donation using this form: 

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Contact Us

Interested in event sponsorship, program support or matching gifts?  Please contact Barbara Carney, Director of Development at bcarney@garfieldpark.org or call 773.638.1766 x 33.

Event and Program Sponsorship

  • Capture Chicago’s audience of supporters of Chicago’s West Side Wonder by sponsoring one of our special events.
  • We can work with your company to create an integrated sponsorship package that is aligned with our mission and tailored to your marketing, sales and promotional objectives.
  • Harvest Day, Creatures of the Night, and Sweet Saturday attract thousands of family visitors to the Gardens each year who participate in free cultural and environmental activities.
  • Beer Under Glass, Wine Under Glass, Music Under Glass and FLEUROTICA are fundraising events that support our year round free public programming, adult education, collaborative art projects and special exhibits.  These fundraisers attract thousands of individuals and are high-demand events that regularly sell out.
  • Sponsorship of these above events will give your company important visibility and community recognition.

Volunteer Projects

  • Engage your employees in a unique volunteer experience at the Conservatory! Projects range from large-scale plantings, garden building, and projects based in our production houses. We customize volunteer projects based on your group needs.
  • Group projects typically take at least one to two months to plan; please contact our Volunteer Program Coordinator for more information.
  • Click here to see our 2018 Corporate Volunteer Groups

Matching Gifts

  • This is a great way for your company to show its commitment to supporting programming and education here at the Conservatory.
  • Corporate matching can double, or sometimes triple your contributions to GPCA.