Grant from Archer Daniels Midland Company to Support YMCA’s Active Green Space Program

April 01, 2015

Chicago, IL – Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) recently donated $25,000 to the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago. The donation will go toward the Active Green Space program at the McCormick Tribune YMCA. The program serves up to 800 people a year through nutrition, horticulture, fitness and wellness education programs.

“We are extremely grateful for the support of ADM,” says Adriana Stanovici, Health and Wellness Manager at the McCormick Tribune YMCA. “Their generosity will enable our Active Green Space program to make an even greater difference in our community for years to come.” 

Active Green Space aims to positively impact the health and wellness of children and adults in Logan Square, Humboldt Park and Hermosa. These neighborhoods, which are considered food deserts, have high obesity and diabetes rates, with a 48 percent child obesity rate compared to the national average of 16.9 percent and a diabetes rate of 18 percent compared to the national rate of 8.3 percent.

The donation was given through ADM Cares. ADM Cares is a social investment program that directs funds to initiatives and organizations that drive meaningful social, economic and environmental progress worldwide. The program comprises three distinct focus areas: supporting the responsible development of agriculture, improving the quality of life in ADM communities and fostering employee giving and volunteer activities.