The New York Botanical Garden partners with companies who want to reach our audiences and share our commitment to the environment, education, scientific research, and the arts. We would like to thank the following corporations for their leadership investment in our programs:
In 2017, Bank of America will be the lead sponsor of the Garden’s CHIHULY exhibition. The Bank’s partnership will help the Garden provide access to these monumental art sculptures and at the same time help the Garden promote its exhibitions and programs throughout the New York market, broadening the promotional scope significantly.
NYBG’s Mobile Media Program, which offers mobile guides for visitors to engage with exhibitions through the latest technology, is generously supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies through its Bloomberg Connects program, a global initiative that helps cultural institutions innovate and engage audiences through digital platforms. Bloomberg’s commitment has been essential as NYBG explores new ways to educate and connect digitally with a growing audience.
The Cigna Foundation is NYBG’s lead partner supporting Improving Healthcare for Underserved Immigrant Caribbean and Latino Communities. This unique program trains healthcare providers to sensitively serve immigrant communities who use both medicinal plants and modern medicine.
The Garden’s long-standing partnership with Con Edison includes Greening the Garden, a program that educates the public on energy efficiencies and sustainable initiatives to encourage a more environmentally friendly world. The company also supports NYBG’s GreenSchool, which educates students on STEM subjects through hands-on workshops.
Google Inc. is NYBG’s founding corporate partner on World Flora Online, the definitive, verified online database documenting all known plants of the world. This groundbreaking project, mandated by the United Nations and in collaboration with more than 80 countries, will provide open-access, one-stop searching critical to saving the plants of the world.
Mastercard is the Garden’s “Preferred Card.” The company helps NYBG attract new audiences and reward visitors. The Mastercard Gingerbread Café, a themed, family-friendly dining and activity pavilion offered during the popular Holiday Train Show®, is just one of the ways Mastercard expands the Garden’s ability to deliver memorable, unique experiences every year.
MetLife Foundation is a sponsor of the Spring Season and blockbuster exhibitions such as Moore in America, The Gardens of Alhambra, and FRIDA KAHLO: Art, Garden, Life. A long-time partner, MetLife Foundation is committed to helping NYBG make possible its exhibitions and programs that allow people to experience nature while being exposed to art, culture, and education in new and interesting ways. In addition, leadership support for the Edible Academy through the MetLife Healthy Families Program, which educates families and children on nutrition and how to adopt a healthful lifestyle, is integral to the Garden’s ability to further its mission.
The Mitsubishi Wild Wetland Trail is one of the Garden’s richest resources for teaching the public about ecology and is a popular destination for school groups. NYBG is also grateful to Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas) for its long-standing support of the Garden’s autumn exhibition Kiku: The Art of the Japanese Garden.
Newman’s Own Foundation partners with the Garden to support the Edible Academy, which seeks to change people’s lives through gardening and good nutrition. The Edible Academy trains teachers and community members to create urban gardens, setting the groundwork for lifelong eating patterns and a healthful lifestyle.
PepsiCo, the “Preferred Beverage and Snack Provider” of NYBG, partners with the Garden on broad initiatives including encouraging visitation to key exhibitions such as the Holiday Train Show® through promotions and marketing, and sustainability programs and science collaborations in the areas of food sourcing and ingredient research.
For the past half-century, Pfizer Inc. has played a critical role in helping the Garden achieve its standing as the major global plant research institution that it is today. The Pfizer Plant Research Laboratory, the Institute of Economic Botany, and NYBG/125 (the Garden’s 125th Anniversary fund) are among many NYBG initiatives Pfizer has supported over the years.
The Tiffany & Co. Foundation supported the orchid program, which includes The Orchid Show and orchid research and conservation, helping to raise awareness of preservation issues faced by the orchid plant worldwide.
Programs have also been made possible with support from the following corporations:
American Honda Foundation
American International Group, Inc.
Andron Construction Corporation
AXA Foundation, Inc.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
Cablevision Systems Corp.
Cartier North America, Inc.
Chilton Investment Co.
Citi & Citi Foundation
Cline, Davi & Mann Inc.
E.W. Howell Construction Company
Entergy Nuclear Northeast
Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Green Mountain Energy and Green Mountain Energy Sun Club
House & Garden
JPMorgan Chase and JP Morgan Foundation
Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.
Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc.
Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.), Inc.
Motorola Solutions Foundation
New York Community Trust
Northern Trust Corporation
Oscar de la Renta
Richemont North America, Inc.
Rolex Watch USA, Inc.
Royal Bank of Canada
Saks Fifth Avenue
Seaman Scheps & Co., Inc.
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Sony Corporation of the Americas
The Estee Lauder Companies Inc.
The Carlisle Collection, Ltd.
The H. W. Wilson Foundation
The J.C.C. Fund of the Japanese Chamber of Commerce
and Industry of New York, Inc.
The Moody's Foundation
The New York Times Company Foundation, Inc.
The Northern Trust Co.
The Palm Foundation
The Scotts Miracle Grow Company
The Walt Disney Company
Tishman Speer Properties, LP
Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
Van Cleef & Arpels, Inc.
Whole Foods Company