Mission

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
  • Farm Aid
  • Harvey L. Miller Family Foundation
  • Lumpkin Family Foundation
  • McKnight Foundation
  • New Vision Foundation
  • United States Department of Agriculture/Illinois Department of Agriculture
  • Walton Family Foundation
  • J.R. Albert Foundation