The Peoria County Farm Bureau Foundation was established in 1982 under the General Not For Profit Corporation Act. Board Directors held their first meeting on November 18, 1982 in the Farm Bureau building, Peoria, Illinois.
The purpose of the Foundation is to carry out charitable, scientific, literary and educational work in the field of agriculture. Whether it is teaching urban students where their food comes from or giving a rural teenager a college scholarship, farm education and awareness builds a bright future and strong agriculture leaders.
Opportunities for Foundation funds include but are not limited to:
- To encourage, promote and fund scientific research designed to improve crop and livestock production
- To provide scholarships for persons studying agriculture and related fields
- To promote farm-city understanding and cooperation
- To promote and conduct seminars and schools for educational and scientific purposes in the field of agriculture and its related disciplines
- To engage in any charitable projects which will benefit agriculture in any of its phases
Anyone can contribute to the Peoria County Farm Bureau Foundation. The Foundation accepts charitable contributions. Because the Foundation is non-profit, organized under 501C3 of the Internal Revenue Code, contributors can deduct their gifts as allowed by law. These gifts can take many forms, such as monetary donations and land or estate donations.