Advancing the Environmental Sciences and the Arts for 45 Years
Our programs have impacted over 5.9 million people since 1973, unlocking the potential of generations of young people through art and science. The Sun Foundation is the only organization of its kind developing the creativity of young people in Central Illinois. Donate today to ensure that millions more children have the opportunity to discover and explore the wonders of art and science.
Art & Science in the Woods
Learn and have fun in nature's classroom during our five day summer camp, featuring courses in survival arts, physics, sculpture, videography, insects, dance, and so much more!
Clean Water Celebrations
The largest event of its kind in the world, at our Clean Water Celebration students learn how to make a difference by protecting water—our most precious resource. Our celebration is free and open to the public, taking place at the Peoria Civic Center every spring.
Community Arts Access Grants
The Sun Foundation, in collaboration with the Illinois Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts, awards Community Art Access Grants each year to schools, libraries, community artists and art groups.
Grant amount awarded to schools, arts organizations, and community groups throughout Woodford, Bureau, Marshall, and Stark counties in 2018.
Art & Nature Center
Number of people whose lives have been touched by the Sun Foundation programing, regranting, artist residencies, lectures, conferences, performances, and more.
The Sun Foundation Art and Nature Center offers exciting, hands-on programs and activities throughout the year. From amphibian adventures to bow-making classes, there's fun for all ages!