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Kane Forest Preserve Foundation

Enhancing Kane County's forest preserves for the plants and wildlife who live there, and the people who enjoy them


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Mission

The Kane Forest Preserve Foundation supports the Forest Preserve District of Kane County through charitable efforts that advance the District's mission — including acquisition, preservation, restoration, education and recreation — for the greater good of the citizens of Kane County, Illinois.

Ruling year info

2016

Executive Director

Benjamin Haberthur

Board Chair

Becky Gillam

Main address

1996 S KIRK RD STE 320

GENEVA, IL 60134 USA

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EIN

81-3243245

NTEE code info

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Kane Forest Preserve Foundation supports the Forest Preserve District of Kane County through charitable efforts that advance the Districts mission including acquisition, preservation, restoration, education and recreation for the greater good of the citizens of Kane County, Illinois.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Adopt a Turtle

Help endangered Blanding’s turtles thrive in Kane County through the Kane Forest Preserve Foundation’s Adopt a Turtle program. By adopting a turtle, you’ll aid the Forest Preserve District of Kane County’s Blanding’s turtle conservation efforts and research, above and beyond their current capacity. Donations go toward hiring a summer wildlife intern to help learn more about Blanding's turtle populations in Kane County, as well as to help provide field supplies and technology to further aid in the study of this important species. (Note: These are ceremonial adoptions. No turtles will be removed Forest Preserve District property.)

Population(s) Served

Each spring, the Kane Forest Preserve Foundation hosts a Native Plant Sale. Customers win, as they receive gorgeous, locally grown plants from seed that is native to the area. Native wildlife wins because they need local plants to grow and thrive. Proceeds from the Native Plant Sale support various projects. The 2020 sale benefitted a micro-prairie planting within Fabyan Forest Preserve. The 2021 sale benefitted fish stocking at various Forest Preserve District of Kane County lakes and ponds. 2022 sale proceeds will go toward the construction of osprey nesting towers at Dick Young Forest Preserve and at the CPO Wetlands forest preserve.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Adults
Children and youth

The Kane Forest Preserve Foundation hosts a fall golf outing, the "Kane Forest Golf Outing - Fore! the Kane Forest Preserve Foundation." Proceeds from this event support vital initiatives such as environmental education, endangered species protection, wildlife habitat improvements, and natural area enhancement in the forest preserves of Kane County, Illinois.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Foundation works to improve or increase land acquisition, preservation, restoration, environmental education and recreation in the Kane County forest preserves, for the greater good of Kane County, Illinois residents.

The Foundation uses its board members, website and social media to generate awareness of the Foundation, solicit donations, and drive engagement in Foundation events and fundraising.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Kane Forest Preserve Foundation

Board of directors
as of 05/15/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Becky Gillam

Illinois 33rd Senate District

Term: 2022 -

Michael Kenyon

Forest Preserve Commission

Benjamin Haberthur

Forest Preserve District of Kane County

David Petschke

Forest Preserve District of Kane County

Laurie Metanchuk

Forest Preserve District of Kane County

Becky Gillam

Illinois' 33rd Senate District

Anthony Sisto

Mary Ochsenschlager

Patrick Kinnally

Christa Orum-Keller

Midwest Groundcovers, LLC

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/15/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability