IFB Gives Back

As a grassroots organization dedicated to serving our farmer members, service is at the heart of everything we do. We are invested in building thriving communities by supporting nonprofit organizations through financial gifts and engaging our employees in volunteer efforts.

Our Giving Philosophy

Illinois Farm Bureau’s Mission is to improve the economic well-being of agriculture and enrich the quality of farm family life. Our corporate giving priorities embody this mission by supporting nonprofit organizations in our core areas of focus: investing in future leaders, enriching Illinois communities, cultivating environmental stewardship and championing agricultural innovation.

Investing in Future Leaders

We strive to inspire youth and empower leaders through education opportunities and community activities.

Enriching Illinois Communities

We create rich and diverse opportunities for community growth by providing resources and support for disadvantaged and underserved populations, medical family assistance and research, and resiliency programs and disaster relief. 

Cultivating Environmental Stewardship

We work to preserve and carefully manage natural resources through distinct and sustainable solutions to environmental conservation efforts.

Championing Agricultural Innovation

We drive innovation within the agricultural industry by supporting causes that improve the lives and businesses of our farming members.


Our Impact

Our corporate giving efforts are rooted in the Central Illinois communities in which our employees live and work. In addition to providing support at the local level, our contributions also go towards statewide causes that enhance our mission by serving rural Illinois communities that are the heart of the agriculture industry.

Over the years, we have supported many non-profit organizations across the state. In FY 2019, our corporate giving impact exceeded $245,000.

2019 Corporate Giving 

Our 2019 Gifts in Action

 

Apply for Community Support

Application Guidelines

All requests for community support in the form of grants or sponsorship for consideration by Illinois Farm Bureau must be submitted through our online application system. Proposals that meet these guidelines and align with our core areas of focus will be considered for funding. Applications that are faxed or mailed will not be accepted.

While we appreciate volunteers and organizations working to make a difference in our community, we are focused on directly supporting those initiatives that align with our overall corporate giving priorities. Find out what kinds of requests we do not generally support.

Please be sure to review these Frequently Asked Questions before beginning the application process.

Contact Us

Have questions about our corporate giving initiatives or want to connect with us? Email ifbgivesback@ilfb.org.

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