The Cranberry Institute is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1951 to further the success of cranberry growers and the industry in the Americas through health, agricultural and environmental stewardship research as well as cranberry promotion and education. The Cranberry Institute is funded voluntarily by Supporting Members that handle, process, and sell cranberries. Our Members are represented in national and international regulatory matters and research efforts are done on their behalf. All growers who have contracts with our Supporting Members are automatically represented by the Cranberry Institute and receive a grower newsletter. The Cranberry Institute's Board of Directors consists of nine members representing their respective handlers and/or processors.