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Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation has awarded ICF with a challenge grant. This grant will help ICF maintain the remarkable forests, prairies, and wetlands at the Torstenson Youth Conservation Education Center (TYCEC).

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Your financial investment is critical to the protection and enhancement of Illinois’ abundant natural resources.

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Our Annual Gala on April 30th at the Union League Club of Chicago.
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Illinois Conservation Foundation

Our Mission

The mission of the Illinois Conservation Foundation, and the partners with whom we work, is to preserve and enhance our natural and cultural heritage by fostering and supporting ecological, educational, and outdoor recreational programs for the benefit of all people now and for generations to come. In carrying out this mission, the Illinois Conservation Foundation inspires today's youth - tomorrow's leaders - by providing quality outdoor and conservation education programs that instill a life-long interest in conservation, outdoor recreation and sustainability.

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Purchase your Pins today at $5 each! Bluegill, Bass and Pheasant are new for 2020. Limited edition 2019 Big Buck, Turkey, Morel and Duck Pins are also available.

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Recent News

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Event Calendar

Visit our event calendar to see all upcoming events.

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Upcoming Events

Northern Illinois

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Grants Deadline

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Application Deadline

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ICF Annual Gala

April 30

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Our Shared Impact





Since the inception of
Illinois Schoolyard Habitat Action Grant program


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Torstenson Youth Conservation Education Center

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Conservation Achievement Scholarships
awarded to high school seniors




Illinois Outdoor Hall of Fame Inductees

$1 Million in Support

Biodiversity Field Trips for over 100k Students


Outdoor Clinics Annually


of youth and adults participating in outdoor recreational pursuits