The mission of the AISWCD Foundation is to secure funding for the support and enhancement of SWCD goals to provide clean water and healthy soils.


The Foundation seeks to assist in developing and furthering the interest, objectives and purposes of the Association of Illinois Soil and Water Conservation Districts in the following ways;

  • Promote a state wide clean water and healthy soils initiative,
  • Encourage charitable and educational opportunities designed to further the principles of soil conservation, water, and energy water conservation,
  • Promote environmental stewardship, and
  • Provide, conduct, and sponsor programs to aid individuals and organizations combating soil erosion, energy and water waste, including for all such purposes of the making of distributions to organizations under section 501 C (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 or the corresponding provisions of any future United States Internal Revenue Law.

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Kenny Hawthorne
Tom Beyers
Jeff O’Connor
Dale Shumaker
Bruce Yingling


We want to hear from you! Get in touch – please call 217-744-3414 or send an email to info@aiswcd.org!


Hawkins Park Grant
Trevor Edmonson | Kankakee Daily Journal | Dec 19, 2019

At the most recent Limestone Township Park District board meeting, it was announced the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation had awarded a $9,000 grant for native plantings at Hawkins Park in Limestone Township.

Getting this grant was achieved through innovative partnerships with the Kankakee County Soil and Water Conservation District, the Limestone Township Park District and the Association of Illinois Soil and Water Conservation Districts Foundation.

The grant will cover native tree and shrub plantings, as well as enhancements to a one-quarter acre prairie on the north end of the park. In addition, funds will be used for educational signage and public outreach. The staff at the Kankakee County Soil and Water Conservation District will monitor abundance and diversity of insect pollinators at the park.

Read the rest HERE.