Animal related

Illinois Raptor Center

  • Decatur, IL
  • www.illinoisraptorcenter.org

Mission Statement

The purpose of the Illinois Raptor Center is: to ensure the well-being of native animals through wildlife rehabilitation; to increase conservation awareness through educational outreach; to contribute expertise and support to conservation partners; and to improve our understanding of wildlife health through research.

Main Programs

  1. Education on the Wing - Outreach and On-site
  2. Wildlife Intervention
  3. Wildlife Rehabilitation
  4. Raptor Research in cooperation with Millikin University
  5. Habitat Restoration
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Wildlife Rehabilitation for Central Illinois.  Conservation Education throughout Illinois and surrounding states.

ruling year

1992

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Jane Seitz

Keywords

Self-reported

raptor, birds of prey, environment, education, habitat, rehabilitation, wildlife

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EIN

37-1287919

 Number

8207910867

Physical Address

5695 W. Hill Road

Decatur, IL 62522 9520

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Bird Sanctuary/Preserve (D32)

Environmental Education and Outdoor Survival Programs (C60)

Wildlife Preservation/Protection (D30)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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The Illinois Raptor Center has impacted Illinois far beyond its mission of wildlife rehabilitation and education. The IRC has made successful partnersips with organizations and government entities for the good of wildlife, wildlife reintroduction, management and conservation education in Illinois and beyond. The IRC and Millikin University have forged new ground in the area of avian research. The IRC is very progressive in its efforts to use people and technology to better the environment and conditions for the animals that live in it.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Education on the Wing - Outreach and On-site

Illinois Raptor Center's programs include, "Education on the Wing" outreach programs, On Site conservation education programs for youth, adults and senior.

Category

Environment

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

None

Budget

Program 2

Wildlife Intervention

Answer the public's questions on wildlife identification, natural history and nuisance problems through phone and e-mails. Reach hundreds of people each year through phone, e-mail and informational website.

Category

Animal-Related

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

None

Budget

Program 3

Wildlife Rehabilitation

The IRC operates a wildlife hospital on its 25 acre facility. We take in over 200 birds of prey, songbirds and various other animals every year for rehabilitation.

Category

Animal-Related

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

None

Budget

Program 4

Raptor Research in cooperation with Millikin University

With a partnership between the IRC and Millikin University many studies are ongoing by professors and students to monitor the health of raptor populations, to establish baseline records for individual species, to track the health of raptor patients from the time they come in to the time they are released through exams, measurements, swab samples, feather and blood samples. Lead testing is the newest research project.

Category

Environment

Population(s) Served

Other Named Groups

None

Budget

Program 5

Habitat Restoration

Much of the 25 acres purchased by the IRC was used and abused by dumping of debris and trash. The IRC has worked to clean up the abused sites and reestablish the natural habitat. Prairie, wetland, woodland and river bottom areas along the Sangamon River have been transformed through our efforts. Many native species have returned to the area.

Category

Environment

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

None

Budget

Charting Impact

Self-reported by organization

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    The IRC has met its goal of providing a hospital to professionally care for orphaned, injured and sick wildlife to alleviate pain and suffering. The hospital is an ideal place for research and teaching.

    The IRC is collecting support and financial resources for the IRC's invaluable work to continue for years to come.

    The IRC plans to continue to teach by example how to treat the environment for future generations.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    The IRC is making it happen through the solicitation of donations from caring people and partnering with other organizations with environmental goals.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    The IRC's board, staff, volunteers and supporters to meeting the goals we set for the IRC.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    When people see wildlife in the same way they see domesticate animals. When people understand that pain and suffering has no boundaries. When people understand that the environment is fragile and we must treat it with gentle hands.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    The IRC has grown far beyond our dreams. From a 2 car garage to a fully equipment 25 acre wildlife facility. Awesome! So we are going in directions we never thought possible. And it is all because we have contributors and friends that see the vision and support the mission. We thank them with all our heart.
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Wildlife Rehabilitation for Central Illinois.  Conservation Education throughout Illinois and surrounding states.

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Financials

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ILLINOIS RAPTOR CENTER
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Operations

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Illinois Raptor Center

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Jane Seitz

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Jacques Nuzzo

NO

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

No

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

No

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?