About Us

Simply put, we save land and we save rivers, and we’ve been at it for more than 40 years. 

Founded in 1972, The Conservation Foundation is one of the region’s oldest and largest not-for-profit land and watershed conservation organizations dedicated to preserving and restoring open space, protecting rivers and watersheds and promoting stewardship of the environment in northeastern Illinois.

We focus our work in DuPage, Kane, Kendall and Will Counties, but have also had the honor of working on significant projects in Cook, DeKalb, Grundy and LaSalle Counties.

Learn More About The Conservation Foundation

The Conservation Foundation has been designated as a 501(c)3 charitable organization through
the Internal Revenue Service.  Our FEIN# is 23-7221206.