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Endowment Fund

With public funds, grants and donations, the Forest Preserves can acquire and restore land to ecological health. It is essential that resources are in place to ensure ongoing care.

In 2019, we launched a community campaign to fund a permanent endowment. Our goal is to raise $20 million by the end of 2025. When we reach our goal, we estimate the endowment will generate $800,000 annually. This perpetual, dependable funding source will help ensure Lake County’s natural ecosystems remain healthy and resilient for generations to come.