At Galesburg Community Foundation, helping your community is easier than ever. It is our belief that anyone can be a philanthropist. We help donors discover the many ways to give. When it’s time to make a gift, Galesburg Community Foundation will help connect you to the causes you care about most. GCF also makes it simple for nonprofit organizations to apply for grants, and we offer a network of relationships with community leaders, professional development, training and skills to help your nonprofit organizations find footing on solid ground.

Our blueprint for healthy communities

and address community needs
to causes you care about
tools and training to nonprofits
grants to local nonprofits
education and volunteerism
your philanthropy
GCF is a positive influence in the growth of local philanthropy.


Jack Larson Got it Right

Using his well-known radio show as a platform, Jack Larson shared the stories of the local needs he learned about to help ensure local students have access to musical instruments, and new shoes and socks.

Serving Warren County, forever

The heart of the work of the Warren County United Way has always been about collaboration—and community. “Our mission is built on a belief that we can get more done by working together,” said Jeannie Weber, executive director.

Shawn Hedden Named Director of Finance & Operations

Galesburg Community Foundation is pleased to announce that Shawn Hedden will serve as the organization’s Director of Finance & Operations.

Philanthropy Builds New Chemistry Lab at ROWVA

ROWVA High School students are learning in a brand new Chemistry Lab this school year thanks to local philanthropy.

Minute of Philanthropy

Each week we take a minute to highlight what’s happening in the world related to philanthropy.

The possibilities are endless

This is an exciting time to celebrate our success, thanks to so many generous community members and to think about the future.

The transfer of wealth can have a giant impact right here at home

The decisions you make today about the legacy you wish to leave can change your community forever.

Reflecting on our history, looking toward our future

As we celebrate 15 years, we sat down to reflect on the most pivotal moments of the Community Foundation’s history. Here’s, a glance into our conversation.

We’re Hiring!

Your Community Foundation is hiring a full-time Director of Finance & Operations.