AIA Illinois is the statewide association of architects and interns. Our mission: Empowered by members to champion the profession of architecture. During the state’s Bicentennial year in 2018, AIA Illinois named 200 Great Places representing the built environment from the dawn of civilization to recent architectural successes. Visit http://www.illinoisgreatplaces.com to see the full list.
The Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln (formerly Sangamon County Community Foundation) is a nonprofit foundation here to serve the needs of our community.
With over 100 charitable funds, your Community Foundation can help you fulfill the charitable goals of your family, your business or your nonprofit organization.
The Enos Park neighborhood is located just north of downtown Springfield and encompasses 36 square blocks of residential and business properties. Once known as the “Jewel of Springfield,” Enos Park represented a diverse community of rich and influential leaders, as well as many working class families. Even today, Enos Park is one of the most ethnically and socio-economically diverse neighborhoods in the city. Its tree-lined streets are filled with unique examples of Victorian, Italianate, and Queen Anne style homes that date back into the early nineteenth century. We hope you’ll visit and take a step back in time, to days gone by, and wonder in amazement what stories these old homes would tell if they could only speak.
The Illinois AFL-CIO represents nearly 900,000 union members and is the voice of all working families in the state. Our power lies with the many and diverse people we represent in a multitude of workplaces and in our ability to affect change.
The State Federation helps improve the lives of working men and women by promoting the rights of workers to join a union and by making sure their voices are heard at the state capitol. In addition to a full-time presence in Springfield fighting for strong labor laws, the Illinois AFL-CIO also helps shape political dialog around issues that affect workers. We work with members at election time to register voters and educate them on issues and candidates records.
The State Federation maintains a strong working relationship with the media, issues a weekly update during the legislative session and maintains an up-to-date Web site. The Illinois AFL-CIO and the National AFL-CIO hold training sessions for affiliated unions on topics such as organizing, understanding labor law, political involvement, and local union financial reporting.
The Illinois AFL-CIO is very active at the grassroots level. The Illinois AFL-CIO works with community service liaisons on hundreds of community projects that help achieve dignity and respect for all workers.
IBA is the leading advocate for the broadcast industry in Illinois and is engaged in shaping public policy to create a positive legislative and regulatory environment for its members.
What does that mean to IBA members?
We are the organization all Illinois radio and television stations look to for current news, advertisements, and content. For over 60 years, we have been the sole provider of these services to metropolitan areas and rural communities alike. We are dedicated to providing your organization with only the highest quality content by actively fostering relationships with all members of your team.
IEA represents more than 135,000 education employees, retired education employees and students preparing to become teachers.
The Illinois Public Health Association strives to build a high performing sustainable, well-funded public health system in all areas of Illinois that:
Prioritizes primary prevention,
Ensures the health and safety of the public,
Is served by a diverse and professional workforce,
Advocates for and articulates the fundamental value of public health.
Illinois REALTORS® is the only advocate for private property rights at the Capitol in Springfield and in communities statewide. We stand for excellence in advocacy, education and ethics for real estate practitioners.
One of Illinois’ largest trade associations, we represent 50,000 members involved in virtually all aspects related to the sale, purchase, exchange or lease of residential or commercial property in Illinois.
The term REALTOR® is a registered collective membership mark that identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the National Association of REALTORS® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics.
The most famous road in the world first came into being in 1926 as part of the new numbered highway system and Chicago is where Route 66 begins
The United States Department of Transportation has designated certain US roads as National Scenic Byways because of their special significance to the American people. Route 66 in Illinois received that recognition in 2005. Our non-profit organization has the responsibility for the Illinois Route 66 Scenic Byway and it is our mission to…”enhance and promote economic opportunities for each Illinois Route 66 community by preserving Illinois Route 66 Heritage and by sustaining and increasing heritage and cultural tourism…” We serve 90 communities in Illinois; from Chicago to the Chain of Rocks Bridge near Madison, IL. Most have a population of only 2,500 or less. We help attractions, small businesses, and communities take full advantage of their Route 66 resources to provide the best possible experience for visitors from around the world. We also provide information to travelers to help them plan their adventure down Route 66.
Whether it is helping a “mom & pop” restaurant get new tuck pointing for their restaurant, aiding a small business with one employee in setting up free Google Services, or helping a traveler on Route 66 to find the best milkshake in Illinois, we are there to find a solution.
Mission: Illinois Stewardship Alliance cultivates a local food and farm system that is economically viable, socially just and environmentally sustainable.
Vision: We envision a system where soils are treated as a precious resource, local food producers earn a fair, living wage, local food education is integrated into all levels of education, infrastructure is rebuilt to accommodate local food systems and good food is available for all.
Illinois Stewardship Alliance (ISA) is a membership-based organization. If you are local food producer, concerned citizen or food-systems related organization, we invite you to join us! Alliance members span the state and have one thing in common: they all care about the food that is produced and consumed in Illinois and want to support the increase of fresh, local foods. Click here to find out how you can become part of the Alliance.
Donor Policy: Illinois Stewardship Alliance receives grant funding and donations from entities that have a mission that aligns with our basic tenets (see above)
Here’s the list of our current funders:
Clif Bar Family Foundation
Harvey L. Miller Family Foundation
Lumpkin Family Foundation
New Vision Foundation
United States Department of Agriculture/Illinois Department of Agriculture
Walton Family Foundation
J.R. Albert Foundation