Advancing the Environmental Sciences and the Arts
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.
Clean Water Celebration
April 28-29, 2019
Peoria Civic Center
Skip the Straw
Starting April 29, 2019
Individuals, families, schools, restaurants and other businesses can take the pledge and join us in reducing plastic straw usage. As little as one day can help make a difference!
Cocktails for a Cause
Saturday, May 4, 2019
5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
The IVY Club
5102 Galena Road, Peoria Heights
Once a month, the IVY Club opens its doors to non-members who want to support their favorite local non-profits. Enjoy a drink with a view and watch the Kentucky Derby with us. Wear a derby outfit, sombrero or just come as you are!
A portion of proceeds will benefit the Sun Foundation!
Art & Science in the Woods
June 10-14, 2019
Sun Foundation Art and Nature Center
Art and Science in the Woods is a weeklong day camp held at the Sun Foundation Art and Nature Center, where students as young as six learn from and are inspired by professional artists and scientists in nature’s classroom.
Registration closes May 15!
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!