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

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 Agriculture in the Classroom
  •  Agriculture Literacy Grants to County Farm Bureaus
  •  Research Grants

Endowments – The Foundation is home to 14 endowed funds totaling over $800,000.  COUNTRY Trust Bank administers these funds on behalf of the IAA Foundation. 

Donor Advised Funds—The Foundation is pleased to administer the 1st Farm Credit Donor Advised Fund.  This Fund, established in December 2010 with an initial one million dollar gift from 1st Farm Credit Services, will support charitable efforts to further agricultural education, research and leadership well into the future.  Organizations must be contacted initially by the IAA Foundation in order to be eligible for funding consideration. 

The IAA Foundation is also named as beneficiary of the Harris-Thomas Trust.