WE LAY THE GROUNDWORK FOR SIMPLE AND EFFECTIVE PHILANTHROPY

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

Identify
and address community needs
Connect
to causes you care about
Provide
tools and training to nonprofits
Distribute
grants to local nonprofits
Encourage
education and volunteerism
Simplify
your philanthropy
GCF is a positive influence in the growth of local philanthropy.
– CARL NIXON

FEATURED STORIES & NEWS

ROWVA Works to Enhance Education Experiences With Chemistry Lab

ROWVA Public Schools Foundation has taken on the challenge of funding a new chemistry lab, setting a fund-raising goal of $165,000 based on the initial project bid.

Billtown’s barn-raising displays positive power of giving

We heard the cheers from half a block away: A pickup truck filled with kids whooped and waved their arms when they realized the new playground had finally opened.

Showcasing the Positive Work in our Region

During Community Foundation Week we asked nonprofits and community members to post a short video on Facebook showcasing how their work is making positive changes in their communities.

It’s about the act of giving

“The Community Foundation is an ideal way to give back
to the community to address needs now—and needs in the future.”
–Dr. John McClean

GALESBURG COMMUNITY FOUNDATION CELEBRATES COMMUNITY FOUNDATION WEEK

uring the week of November 12-16, 2018, Galesburg Community Foundation will observe Community Foundation Week by celebrating the positive changes made in our region thanks to generosity.

GALESBURG COMMUNITY FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES GRANT RECIPIENTS

Galesburg Community Foundation’s board, grants committee and staff are pleased to announce the local nonprofit organizations receiving grant awards through the annual grant cycle, The Turnout.

How will you positively change your community?

The residents of Williamsfield did it with a new playground they dreamed of, and made a reality, thanks to a fund they started at the Galesburg Community Foundation.

Strategic Collaborations Can Help Sustain Your Mission

Join other nonprofits from across the state to learn how strategic collaborations can help sustain your mission.

On-farm concert fuels music, ag passion

Sounds of Summer at Knox County farm becomes an opportunity to teach community members about farming.