IECEF Affiliates

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

The Illinois Environmental Council Education Fund is the 501(c)(3) educational arm of the Illinois Environmental Council.

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

Current Affiliates

View a list of current IECEF affiliates


Affiliates can access many services & benefits

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IECEF Affiliates

Active Transportation Alliance
350 Chicago
Advocates for Urban Agriculture
American Fisheries Society, Illinois Chapter
Audubon Great Lakes
Barrington Area Council of Governments
Bird Conservation Network
Blacks in Green
Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods
Center for Neighborhood Technology
Champaign County Audubon Society
Champaign County Forest Preserve District
Chicago Bird Alliance
Chicago Environmentalists
Chicago Food Policy Action Council
Chicago Recycling Coalition, Inc.
Citizens for Conservation
Clean Power Lake County
Climate Action Evanston
Climate Reality Project: Chicago Metro Chapter
Community Awareness Response Encouraging Sustainability
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
Evergreen Climate Innovations
Equity Legal Services
Field Museum of Natural History
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
Heartlands Conservancy
Illinois Arborist Association
Illinois Audubon Society
Illinois Beaver Alliance
Illinois Bobcat Foundation
Illinois Council of Trout Unlimited
Illinois Environmental Health Association
Illinois Food Scrap & Composting Coalition
Illinois Forestry Association
Illinois Green Alliance
Illinois Hemp Growers Association
Illinois Lake Management Association
Illinois Native Plant Society
Illinois People’s Action
Illinois Product Stewardship Council
Illinois Stewardship Alliance
Izaak Walton League of America, Illinois
Jubilee Farms
Kane County Division of Environment & Water Resources
The Land Connection
League of Women Voters Chicago
League of Women Voters Illinois
Little Village Environmental Justice Organization
McHenry County Conservation District
National Great Rivers Research and Education Center
National Parks Conservation Association
Natural Land Institute
Northwest Illinois Audubon Society
One Earth Collective
People for Community Recovery
Pierce Downer’s Heritage Alliance
Plant Chicago
Prairie State Conservation Coalition
Reduce Waste Chicago
Ride Illinois
River Network
Savanna Institute
Save Our Illinois Land
Severson Dells Nature Center
Seven Generations Ahead
Sierra Club, Prairie Group
Sierra Club, Sauk-Calumet Group
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
Urban Growers Collective
The Wetlands Initiative
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.