Your support in our membership program matters.

As a local nonprofit our work is made possible through the generous support of our members, corporate sponsors, private foundation awards, assistance agreements with local units of government, and state & federal grants. In today’s economy, fully capitalizing on each of these funding opportunities is necessary in order to develop and grow our programs.

Funds generated through the membership program directly support staff in working with landowners in protecting farmland and natural areas, as well as providing outreach related to sustainable communities, and reconnecting people to our lands and waters through our seasonal treks and workshops.

The benefits of becoming a member are numerous. When you make a tax-deductible donation to HeartLands Conservancy, becoming a member for one year, you will receive the following:

  • Our quarterly newsletter, Commonfields, which features our many projects and successes, as well as timely information related to habitat management and conservation in general
  • Special invitations to our treks and other outreach events
  • Opportunities to meet with other individuals from throughout Southwestern Illinois who share a passion for conservation
  • Discounts to events, including Field to Fork and our Annual Dinner

Most importantly, you'll become part of a diverse community of people, businesses and organizations who treasure Southwestern Illinois and who are working together so that our region will always be a place of beauty and natural life. In short, you'll make a difference when nature needs our assistance more than ever.

Membership Levels

$50/ year


$100/ year


$250/ year


White Oak Society Membership Levels

$500/ year

Pin Oak

$1,000/ year

Red Oak

$2,500/ year

Chinkapin Oak

$5,000/ year

Post Oak

$10,000/ year

Burr Oak