By June 2001, IYC becomes the first state coalition to incorporate itself as a nonprofit organization. Throughout the years, Illinois YouthBuild Coalition provides member organizations funds raised or secured through Coalition joint activity and advocacy. The Coalition continues to advocate for funding for all its member agencies and seek to maximize funding to the programs outside of the Department of Labor and YouthBuild grants. These funds are distributed in a fair and equitable manner.
IYC is one of thirteen state coalitions in the United States, and it is supported by YouthBuild USA and the National YouthBuild Coalition. The Coalition is comprised of 15 YouthBuild programs in Illinois, which include other youth-serving organizations with similar purposes. The 15 individual program affiliates currently involved with IYC are located in Aurora, Bloomington, Champaign, Chicago Heights, Decatur, East St. Louis, Godfrey, North Chicago, Rockford, Rock Island, Waukegan, and Chicago. All member organizations of the Illinois YouthBuild Coalition operate their YouthBuild program according to the YouthBuild Model.