IAA Foundation Annual Impact

We support the future of agriculture.  

As our Mission continues to grow, so do opportunities to support and engage the agricultural community! Annual gifts, endowments and donor advised funds allow the IAA Foundation to:

  • Invest in Ag's future through Student Scholarships
  • Further innovation through Research Grants
  • Nurture lasting legacies through Farm Gift Management 
  • Teach the next generation through Ag Ed Teacher Support

We advance ag literacy.

Active fundraising and meaningful partnerships allow the IAA Foundation to provide:

  • Resources like Ag Mags as a no cost item to teachers
  • County Ag Literacy operating grants
  • Summer Ag Academy financial support
  • Supplies and book grants to teachers

2021 IAA Foundation Impact Included: 

  • Fully funded Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom Program, raising a total of $820,000 to support current and future program needs.
  • $615,640 in grants awarded to 77 local Ag Literacy Coalitions serving 86 Illinois counties, allowing them to grow and strengthen grassroots efforts through local Agriculture in the Classroom programs. 
  • Educational resources remain available to educators at no cost. Newly funded materials included Careers Ag Mag, Pork Ag Mag, Dairy Ag Mag, Illinois History posters, Back to School posters, and Football and Baseball themed posters. 
  • $200,000 in scholarships and grants awarded to students pursuing degrees related to agriculture and to educators supporting the next generation in classrooms and through research. 

A Legacy of Excellence

When Illinois Farm Bureau established the IAA Foundation, the vision was to build a strong and sustainable organization to serve agriculture and our farming communities. Our donors are helping make this vision a reality.