The Walter S. Mander Foundation is the legacy of the late Walter “Wally” Mander, a refugee from Nazi Germany who settled in Chicago and went on to become one of the most successful individuals in the U.S meatpacking industry during the 1960s and 1970s. The Foundation’s work honors the interests and accomplishments of Mr. Mander during his lifetime. Grants are made to support Chicago area organizations working in the areas of community gardening and urban agriculture and neighborhood and community development. The Foundation also supports Jewish-related organizations and issues specific to the communities and interests of Mr. Mander and his family.