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The Ceres Trust

Profile

Last Updated: 2016-07-28

At A Glance

The Ceres Trust

150 S. Wacker Dr., Ste. 2400

Chicago, IL United States 60606-4211

URL: www.cerestrust.org

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $23,736,761

Total giving: $6,234,912

EIN

205768077

BRIDGE Number

7818885232

Background

Established in WI

Purpose and Activities

Giving to provide grants that support research in organic agriculture at universities and to graduate students; education to create careers in the production and processing of certified organic food; programs to eliminate pesticide exposure and GMO contamination; and efforts to preserve crop biodiversity and public access to seeds.

Fields of Interest

Subjects
  • Agriculture
  • Agriculture, fishing and forestry
  • Environment
  • Environmental health
  • Forest preservation
  • Genetically modified organisms
  • Hazardous waste management
  • Health
  • Natural resources
  • Organic farming
  • Plant biodiversity
  • Public health
  • Toxic substance control
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $23,736,761 (market value)

Gifts received: $10,765,614

Expenditures: $6,956,107

Total giving: $6,234,912

Qualifying distributions: $6,877,144