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BECOME AN
INDIVIDUAL
DONOR

WHY YOUR
DONATION
MATTERS

Your gift is an investment in nature. It protects our precious habitats and helps unlock the natural world by allowing the Forest Preserve District to strengthen its commitment to land stewardship, sustainability, nature education and wellness.  

Donations of any size create lasting positive impacts that will be felt immediately and for generations to come. Your generosity allows more people to experience more of the natural world and make connections to it in lasting and meaningful ways. In addition, the Nature Foundation of Will County is a 501(c)(3) organization, and your donation is 100% tax deductible.   

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THE IMPACT

In 2023, more than $50,000 in donations from individuals helped expand the Forest Preserve District’s reach. The projects and initiatives funded by individual donors include the following: 

  • Restore Will County land stewardship grants 

  • Serve Will County youth service grants 

  • STEM and STEAM nature programs 

  • “The Buzz” nature television program 

  • WillysWildnerness.org 

  • Take It Outside initiative 

  • Woods Walk 

  • Will County Triple Crown Challenge 

  • Harvest Hustle Virtual 5K 

  • Pumpkin Fun Run 

  • “Golden Opportunity: Botanical Illustrations” Exhibition 

  • “Journey Stories” Exhibition 

  • “World’s Finest: Fly Fishing Tackle” Exhibition 

  • Animal ambassadors 

  • Willy the Woodchuck makeover 

HOW TO DONATE

You can make a donation to The Nature Foundation of Will County online today. You can also mail your donation with a donor form to 17540 W. Laraway Road, Joliet IL 60433. If you are interested in becoming part of the Legacy Society, contact Executive Director Tara Neff thenaturefoundation@fpdwc.org or 815-722-2022. 
 

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