Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Donating to the Illinois Wildlife Preservation Fund

 

At this time there are several methods that can be used to donate to the Illinois Wildlife Preservation Fund: 

    • Donations are tax deductible
    • All donations are used to fund projects awarded under the Illinois Wildlife Preservation Fund

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Illinois Wildlife Preservation Fund Checkoff


Each individual taxpayer required to file a State of Illinois income tax return may contribute to the Illinois Wildlife Preservation Fund by stating the amount of such contribution (not less than $1) on the return under section 10 Donations.


The amount of the donation will be deducted from the tax refund (if the taxpayer is due a refund) or will be added to the amount of tax owed.


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Mail a direct donation


Persons wishing to contribute directly to the Illinois Wildlife Preservation Fund may do so by mailing their donation to: Wildlife Preservation Fund, Division of Natural Heritage, Department of Natural Resources, One Natural Resources Way, Springfield, IL 62702-1271.


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Estate gifts


By designating the Illinois Wildlife Preservation Fund as a beneficiary when doing your estate planning, you could create a lasting memorial. Your gift will be used to preserve, protect, perpetuate, and enhance non-game wildlife in Illinois. If you would like further details on this type of donation, please email dnr.specialfunds@illinois.gov or call (217) 782-2602.

 

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