Ways to Give

The generosity of donors like you is why we’re able to fund good care for Illinois biodiversity. It provides an enduring legacy of protection for Illinois Nature Preserves and Land and Water Reserves.

Friends of Illinois Nature Preserves’ EIN number is 84-4049194.

One-time Donation

You can make a one-time donation by donating through our donation page portal or by mailing a check to:

Friends of Illinois Nature Preserves
224 Concord Dr
DeKalb, IL 60115

Recurring Gifts

We accept recurring gifts set up on a monthly, quarterly, or annual basis. Visit our recurring donation page portal to set up the gifting schedule that you wish to contribute.

Gifts of Will or Trust

Consider including us in your will, trust, or estate plan. It’s a simple way to make an impact and leave an enduring legacy. A gift through your estate plan can benefit you and your loved ones and help protect the best nature in Illinois.

Click here to see our recommended language for bequests made to Friends of Illinois Nature Preserves.

Gifts of Qualified Charitable Distributions

Potential donors who are age 70 1⁄2 plus and own IRAs also may consider making Qualified Charitable Distributions (also referred to as “Charitable IRA Rollover Gifts” or “QCDs”) by instructing their IRA administrator to make a direct payment from the IRA to Friends of Illinois Nature Preserves.

Click here for more information about making QCDs to Friends of Illinois Nature Preserves.

Donors should discuss with their lawyer and financial advisor the suitability of a particular option for the donor’s particular needs and circumstances.