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Who We Are      
The Illinois Foundation FFA was incorporated on May 29, 1947, with the State of Illinois as a not-for-profit foundation to receive, maintain and hold, by bequest, devise, gift, or otherwise, either absolutely or in trust for any of its purposes, any property, real or personal, fund or funds, without limitation as to the amount or value; to convey such property and to invest or reinvest any principal; and to deal with and expend the income and/or principal of the Corporation for such educational activities and in such manner as in the judgment of the Board of Trustees will stimulate and promote the best interests of students and former students of agricultural education on a local, sectional or state basis.

Today, the Foundation’s objectives and purposes remain much the same as they did in 1947. The financial support provided by the Foundation helps the Illinois Association FFA make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

The Illinois Foundation FFA is a not-for-profit, 501-c-3 organization and your gift is tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

What We Do      
The Illinois Foundation FFA provides financial support for the total FFA program in Illinois. Programs and activities sponsored by the Foundation include:
  • Major State FFA Officer Travel Expenses and Training
  • Section FFA President's Expenses
  • State FFA Officer Leadership Meetings
  • National FFA Convention Delegate Expenses
  • National FFA Officer Candidate Travel Expenses
  • Leadership Training (i.e. FFA Leadership Camp, FFA Leadership Camp Scholarships, STAR Conferences)
  • FFA Board of Directors
  • Illinois PAS Incentive
  • Administrative Expenses (operation of the Illinois FFA Center) 
  • Awards and Plaques
  • State FFA Convention
  • Beginning Advisors Workshop
  • Illinois FFA Newsletter
  • Scholarships and Grants 
The Foundation administers several scholarships and grants as follows that benefit Illinois FFA members and chapters. 

   
 
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