Mission & Vision

McHenry County Conservation Foundation supports the vision of the McHenry County Conservation District through philanthropy.

In order to further this mission, the Foundation receives gifts made in support of the McHenry County Conservation, manages investments established to further the District's work, and ensures that gift funds are used consistent with donor intent. In doing so, the Foundation strives to promote, nurture and expand the culture of support for the McHenry County Conservation District.

We work toward a community of giving where every member is inspired to actively preserve McHenry County’s natural and cultural resources by contributing to the work of the McHenry County Conservation District.

How do We Achieve our vision?
Since our founding in 1999, the purpose of the McHenry County Conservation Foundation has been to lead efforts to encourage and solicit private gifts that develop, support, and enhance the interests and programs of McHenry County Conservation District.

Our goals have only been achievable because of the dedicated support of our donors and volunteers. 

McHenry County Conservation Foundation honors and celebrates the inseparable relationship between people and the places they love. Our dedication is to the conservation and preservation of McHenry County's landscape and its cultural heritage. The diversity of our community is a fundamental strength of our region and we believe that our vision is only achieved when we embrace diversity as a value and a practice. Throughout our work, we support diversity in all of its forms, encompassing but not limited to age, disability status, economic circumstance, ethnicity, gender, race, religion, and sexual orientation.

To maintain our vision takes planning and commitment. We pledge to remain steadfast in this journey to protect these distinct natural areas so your children and their grandchildren are able to take pleasure in the landscapes we hold dear.

Our quality of life here in McHenry County depends on healthy natural resources, a strong economy, thoughtfully developed cities, and beautiful outdoor places where we can explore, discover and recreate. Each of these components are interconnected; each depend on the protection of natural landscapes to be successful. If we have a vision of a better future —there is no better time than now to set our sights on ambitious efforts that, over time, will develop a better tomorrow.

You and I, and the decisions we make determine the natural heritage that the next generation inherits.