Do you support our mission? Please give today!

Thank you for considering a gift to sustain and promote the Champaign County Forest Preserve District! Gifts through the Forest Preserve Friends Foundation help to improve the preserves and facilities associated with the District.

To make a donation in support of a specific item, please contact Ryan Anderson at or call 217-586-3360.


Bradford Drawer Unit

This drawer unit will be used to help store our collections and objects in an organized fashion. Price: $1,500.

Table for Workroom

We are in need of a table for one of our collections workrooms. This table will hold a large format scanner. Price: $324.00.

Miele Vacuum

Artifact cleaning is an important part of preservation. This vacuum allow us to adjust suction when treating artifacts. Price: $1,000

Sponsorship Opportunities

Art with Nature Workshop

Help fund an artist to lead an Art with Nature workshop for teens and adults.


Rent a Facility

This sponsorship rents a facility (Lake of the Woods or Elk Lake) for up to 50 in a youth group of underserved populations.


Pedal Boating for the Youth

Brings 50 youth from underserved populations to Lake of the Woods to enjoy pedal boats.


Bring History of Life

Helps provide funding for first-person interpretation during Museum of the Grand Prairie programs each year.


Flat Screen Monitor

Helps purchase a large flat screen monitor to place at the front-end of the Museum. Could be used for digital interpretation as well as helping promote various things related to the museum and district.

$500 - $1,000