The Foundation will consider projects designed to help increase the organizational capacity of organizations involved in protecting natural areas and wildlife habitat in Illinois.
The objective of the grant program is to encourage increased community participation in the care of natural areas and wildlife habitat managed by nonprofit organizations in Illinois.
The Foundation’s Pollinator Schools Program will support creation of native pollinator habitat at up to 10 locations in Illinois that provide K-12 environmental education programming.
The Foundation prefers to make awards to projects that purchase land outright and is proud to support the protection of wildlife habitat at natural areas throughout the state.
The Foundation provides limited support to collaborative planning projects that identify important natural areas and wildlife habitat and develop shared priorities among land conservation partners to help protect them.
The Foundation designed its Pollinator Meadows Grant Program to help local governments and nonprofits convert turf grass to pollinator habitat.
The objective of this grant program is to enhance visitor use and enjoyment of Illinois natural areas. The Foundation awards grants of up to $5,500 to nonprofit organizations to help cover the costs of adding amenities and hosting public programs and events at their sites.