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Illinois Wildlife Preservation Fund

The Illinois Wildlife Preservation Fund was established in 1983 with the passing of the Illinois Non-Game Wildlife Protection Act. The Illinois General Assembly declared that "non-game wildlife have need of special protection and that it is in the public interest to preserve, protect, perpetuate and enhance non-game wildlife and native plant resources of this State through preservation of a satisfactory environment and an ecological balance." The Act provides a means by which such protection may be financed through a voluntary check-off designation on State income tax return forms.

Learn more about the Wildlife Preservation Fund here.

How to Donate

  • Online donations to the Wildlife Preservation Fund
  • Each individual taxpayer required to file a State income tax return may contribute to the Illinois Wildlife Preservation Fund by stating the amount of such contribution (not less than $1) on the tax return, via the Schedule G Charitable Donations. The amount of the charitable donation will be deducted from the tax refund (if the taxpayer is due a refund) or will be added to the amount of tax owed.
  • Send a Check to:

Office of Resource Conservation
Illinois Wildlife Preservation Fund
One Natural Resources Way
Springfield, Illinois 62702-1271


Illinois Conservation Foundation

The Illinois Conservation Foundation provides outdoor education programs in addition to programs that help inspire interest in conservation, ecology, and sustainability for today's youth. Some of the programs the ICF has achieved include:

  • Schoolyard Habitat Action Program
  • Youth Recreation
  • Lake Michigan Artificial Reef
  • Illinois Sportsman Against Hunger
  • Reforestation
  • Land Acquisition
  • Target Hunger Now

Check the Illinois Conservation Foundation site for more information

How to Donate