Summertime Matching Challenge!
By David E. Smith   |   07.14.21
We are very excited to announce an amazing summer-time matching challenge made possible through the generosity of faithful supporters. to help us specifically raise $80,000 for our urgent "Rescuing the Children" initiative! So, between now and Labor Day, you can double the impact of your giving while helping us fund this critical battle!
Upcoming Events for You and Your Family
By David E. Smith   |   05.03.21
We are thrilled to see that the onerous (and unconstitutional) COVID-19 mandates are being relaxed. There is light at the end of the tunnel. As most Illinoisans, we here at IFI are anxious to return to a normal routine, including hosting special events, conferences, forums and of course, our annual banquet.
Engage 2021 Conference
For many it feels like the faith is under assault by what seems like a progressively pagan culture? Christians were called to be ambassadors for Christ (2 Corinthians 5:18-21) in an adversarial culture. Over the first 300 years of the church, their ambassadorship transformed culture into what we know of as Western civilization. The church trained, educated, and equipped believers to engage culture outside the gathering of believers. Over the past 200 years, unbelievers are returning the favor and many Christians do not know how to respond.
Join the IFI Prayer Team!
By Kathy Valente   |   02.18.21
We know that the many cultural battles we face today are spiritual battles that cannot be won by relying solely on our own strength and methods.  In truth, these battles must first and continually be waged through prayer to our...
Wonderful News on Our Matching Challenge!
By David E. Smith   |   12.31.20
You’ll be happy to hear that The Illinois Family Institute has achieved our goal to raise $105,000 -- one day earlier than expected!  The response to this challenge match has been fantastic and encouraging.  THANK YOU to all who contributed!
Will We Meet the 2020 Matching Challenge?
By David E. Smith   |   12.30.20
Year after year the anti-family, godless Left in Illinois devotes a massive amount of time, money and energy to promoting their agenda in our legislature, media and schools. Our values–the common sense values of those in our state who believe...
2020 Matching Challenge Update
I want to share some good news with you about the $2 for $1 Matching Challenge I wrote about two weeks ago. The responses to this challenge have been positive, and we are making good progress toward our goal of...
A Conversation With Franklin Graham
By David E. Smith   |   12.29.20
Prior to the 2019 Illinois Family Institute Faith, Family, and Freedom Fall Banquet, Monte Larrick sat down with keynote speaker, the Rev. Franklin Graham to discuss what Americans can do to promote and protect faith, family, and freedom in our state and nation. Rev. Graham offers his position regarding the Church’s participation in the political process and its responsibility to confront today’s culture.
Triple Our Ability to Fight for You
By David E. Smith   |   12.28.20
These last few days of the year are extremely important for Illinois Family Institute, as our 2021 budget depends on receiving a significant portion of our support during the month of December.

As the clock winds down on this year, you have one last chance to make charitable donations that can be deducted from your 2020 taxes – and you can triple the impact of your gift if you send it before Friday.
A Conversation with Pastor Douglas Wilson [Full Interview]
By Laurie Higgins   |   12.26.20
IFI was honored to have theologian, pastor, and courageous truth-teller Doug Wilson speak at our September banquet, after which he continued his critique of culture in an interview with Pastor Derek Buikema of the Orland Park Christian Reformed Church. Pastor...
A Conversation with Professor Anthony Esolen [Full Interview]
By Laurie Higgins   |   12.26.20
IFI was honored to have English professor Anthony Esolen as one of our esteemed speakers at our banquet in September 2015. Professor Esolen spoke eloquently, soberly, and politically incorrectly about the state of American culture—or lack thereof. Following the banquet...
A Great Incentive for Year-End Giving!
With a new year just around the corner, our team is eagerly preparing for the new challenges that lie ahead. Illinois Family Institute will continue to be on the front lines defending your values in 2021, as we have since...
Rev. Graham: Hope for Illinois
By David E. Smith   |   12.22.20
Our world has changed dramatically this year, but foundational truths – the supremacy and authority of Almighty God, the sufficiency of the atoning sacrifice of His Son, and the sanctity of all human life – remains unchanged. The inspiring message...
2 for 1 End-of-Year Matching Challenge
We are thrilled to announce the 2020 year-end matching challenge! A group of major donors who fervently believe in the work and ministry of IFI are colluding with us to offer a 2-for-1 matching challenge all the way up to...
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