What We Support

The IAA Foundation funds efforts in support of agriculture and education, with a specific focus on funding Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom, and administering a robust college scholarship program.  From time to time, the Foundation also takes on additional cause efforts to support agriculture and farm families.  Examples include flood relief drives and fundraising to help produce “The Farm” exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, and the “Grow” exhibit at the Saint Louis Science Center. 

General donations to the IAA Foundation will help support ongoing and future efforts to support Illinois farm families and agriculture education efforts.  Please feel free to contact the IAA Foundation to discuss specific wishes for your contribution. 

Causes Funded:

  •  Agriculture Scholarships
  •  Illinois Agricultural Education Teachers
  •  Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom
  •  Agriculture Literacy Grants to County Farm Bureaus
  •  Research Grants

Endowments – The Foundation is home to 21 endowed funds totaling over $900,000 in assets.  COUNTRY Trust Bank administers these funds on behalf of the IAA Foundation. 

Donor Advised Funds—The Foundation is pleased to administer Donor Advised Funds on behalf of a number of individuals and organizations.  Each relationship is established and managed on a case by case basis, with the shared goal of supporting Illinois farm families and the future of agriculture. 

Planned Giving - The Foundation is the named beneficiary of a number of trusts and estates, including those that contain farm ground and related assets.  As part of our mission to support agriculture’s future, we take great pride and responsibility to honor the wishes set forth of each of our donors.