Protecting Illinois Nature
For more than 60 years, people like you have helped The Nature Conservancy protect the sun-kissed prairies, shady oak savannas and tranquil forests of Illinois. With your support, we can build on that legacy by bringing people together to help solve today’s biggest conservation challenges, from climate change and habitat loss to protecting clean water.
New 2024 Grant Opportunities
Thrive Outside Chicago is offering two grant opportunities to support outdoor-focused organizations in Chicago through operational support, events & more. Learn more about the funds below. Apply by February 23!
Giving to Illinois
No matter where you are in Illinois—whether walking along a tree-lined street or sitting on a combine harvester, birdwatching in the prairie or fishing along a river—we are all connected by nature. Learn what your generous support helps us achieve.
Midwest Winter Birds
Winter in the Midwest provides an opportunity to provide birds with cover, food and water. In return, you might just get to see more birds in your yard!
Places We Protect
See the Places We Protect in Your Community
From lush prairies and rare savannas to vibrant wetlands and rivers, The Nature Conservancy has helped protect more than 100 sites throughout Illinois in the past 60 years.