Why Give

As a small 501 c 3 not for profit, we are happy to work with you, your family or your organization on an individual basis to find a giving mechanism that results in the best outcome for you and your charitable wishes. 

Your donation to the IAA Foundation benefits agriculture education and ultimately the future of farming families, our industry partners and Illinois agriculture.

One of the primary programs supported by The IAA Foundation is Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom (IAITC). IAITC’s popularity and necessity is continuing to grow at a very rapid pace. This growth requires additional funding, materials and trainings for Illinois teachers and students.

Your donation helps:

  • Fund county ag literacy grants
  • Develop new lesson plans about Illinois Agriculture
  • Provide more teachers with more free materials
  • Teach education majors about farming
  • Assist County Farm Bureaus with ag literacy costs

Last year our donors helped us:

  • Reach 1 Million individuals with a message of the importance of agriculture
  • Provide training and support for more than 41,000 teachers
  • Attain utilization of IAITC materials in 62% of all school centers in the state of Illinois
  • Impact nearly 694,000 students in grades K-12 with lessons which help them understand where their food, fiber and fuels come from and the important role agriculture plays in all three!