Our Mission

We cultivate an inclusive, equitable, and powerful movement to ensure a healthy environment for all Illinoisans through education, communication, and collaboration.

IECEF is committed to educating various audiences about environmental policy and equipping them to advocate at the local, state or national levels. 


We create informed advocates and partners.

About us

IECEF works to safeguard Illinois—its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends.

Founded in 1975, the Illinois Environmental Council Education Fund is the 501(c)(3) educational arm of the Illinois Environmental Council.

The IECEF is committed to educating, coordinating, and aligning the environmental community in Illinois.

Our vision

Our Affiliates

IEC relies on our affiliate members to identify the biggest issues facing our environment.

Covering international to neighborhood-level ranges, our affiliates are experts on environmental issues.


IEC’s staff is committed to creating healthy environments across our state.

We work everyday towards cleaner air, water and energy.
We are a strong organization.

Our Board

The IECEF Board of Directors is composed of environmental leaders from across the state.