IECEF Affiliates

We rely on our affiliates
to identify issues facing our environment​

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

IECEF seeks to ensure a healthful environment for all Illinoisans by educating, coordinating, and aligning the environmental community in Illinois.

Current Affiliates

View a list of current IECEF affiliates


Affiliates can access many services & benefits

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IECEF Affiliates

Active Transportation Alliance
American Fisheries Society, Illinois Chapter
Audubon Council of Illinois
Audubon Great Lakes
Barrington Area Council of Governments
Bird Conservation Network
Blacks in Green
Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods
Calumet Collective
Center for Neighborhood Technology
Champaign County Audubon Society
Champaign County Forest Preserve District
Chicago Audubon Society
Chicago Environmentalists
Chicago Food Policy Action Council
Chicago Recycling Coalition, Inc.
Chicago Sustainability Task Force
Citizens’ Greener Evanston
Citizens for Conservation
Clean Power Lake County
Climate Reality Project: Chicago Metro Chapter
Community Development Corporation of Pembroke Hopkins Park
The Conservation Foundation

Delta Institute
Eco-Justice Collaborative
Ecology Action Center
Edgewater Environmental Coalition
Empire 13
Environment Illinois
Environmental Defenders of McHenry County
Environmental Defense Fund
Environmental Education Association of Illinois
Evanston North Shore Bird Club
Equity Legal Services
Field Museum of Natural History
Foresight Design Initiative, Inc.
Forest Preserves of Cook County
Forest Preserve District of DuPage County
Friends of Illinois Nature Preserves
Friends of the Forest Preserves
Friends of the Parks
Friends of the Chicago River
Garfield Park Conservatory
Go Green Illinois
Go Green Vernon Hills & Lincolnshire
Go Green Winnetka
Grand Prairie Friends/Prairie Grove Volunteers
Healthy Schools Campaign
Heartlands Conservancy
Hospital Sisters Mission Outreach
Illinois Arborist Association
Illinois Audubon Society
Illinois Beaver Alliance
Illinois Bobcat Foundation
Illinois Citizens for Clean Air and Water
Illinois Council of Trout Unlimited
Illinois Dunesland Preservation Society
Illinois Environmental Health Association
Illinois Food Scrap & Composting Coalition
Illinois Forestry Association
Illinois Green Alliance
Illinois Green New Deal Coalition
Illinois Hemp Growers Association
Illinois Lake Management Association
Illinois Native Plant Society
Illinois People’s Action
Illinois Solar Energy Association
Illinois Stewardship Alliance
Kane County Division of Environment & Water Resources
The Land Connection
League of Women Voters Chicago
League of Women Voters Illinois
Liberty Prairie Foundation
Lincoln Park Presbyterian Church
Little Village Environmental Justice Organization
McHenry County Conservation District
Moms Clean Air Force
Morton Arboretum
National Great Rivers Research and Education Center
National Parks Conservation Association
Natural Land Institute
Next Bites
Northwest Illinois Audubon Society
Nuclear Energy Information Service
Ocean Conservancy
One Earth Collective
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
People for Community Recovery
Physicians for Social Responsibility
Pierce Downer’s Heritage Alliance
Plant Chicago
Prairie Preservation Society of Ogle County
Prairie State Conservation Coalition
Reduce Waste Chicago
Ride Illinois
River Network
Savanna Institute
Save Our Illinois Land
Seven Generations Ahead
Sierra Club, Prairie Group
Sierra Club, Sauk-Calumet Group
Socially Responsible Agriculture Project
Solid Waste Agency of Lake County
Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County
Southern Illinois Audubon Society
Southern Illinoisans Against Fracturing Our Environment (SAFE)
Southeast Environmental Task Force
The Southwest Collective
Southwest Environmental Alliance
Sustain Rockford
Sustainable Springfield
Trees Forever
The Trust for Public Land
University YMCA
Urban Growers Collective
Vermillion County Conservation District
Warehouse Workers for Justice
The Wetland Institute
Wild Ones of Greater Kane County

coalition building

IECEF is coordinates the Illinois environmental community by curating listservs, hosting in-person meetings & videoconferencing

Reports & Publications

IECEF regularly publishes reports & analysis of environmental issues in Illinois

springfield office

Affiliates are welcome to use IECEF's solar-powered office in Springfield for events

communications, policy & development expertise

IECEF staff is available to help our affiliates improve their programs & operations

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Applications are subject to board approval.