COMMUNITY FOUNDATION & PARTNERS ANNOUNCE RAPID RESPONSE FUND

Galesburg Community Foundation, in partnership with The Twomey Foundation, the G.L. Vitale Family Foundation, the McClean Family Endowment Fund, the Warren County United Way and the United Way of Knox County have committed $145,000 to establish the Rapid Response Fund to support local nonprofits directly responding to emergencies or disasters impacting the communities and people of Knox and Warren Counties. Specifically, at this time, the fund can be used to directly support local nonprofit organizations on the front lines dealing with COVID-19. Grants from the fund will be made in collaboration with public health and safety response efforts, in the event they are needed.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE.

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

Altona Historical Society Works Toward Community Renovation Project

Residents of Altona, both current and former, have an ambitious goal to raise $250,000 to renovate the second floor of their town’s library to create a space for local artifact preservation and community use.

GALESBURG COMMUNITY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION TO OPEN

Galesburg Community Foundation will begin accepting scholarship applications on Monday, February 1, 2021.

Guiding Philanthropic Decision Making

A Q&A with professional advisors Brian Peterson, Molly Palmer and Jane Pratt.

Meet Our New Members

Galesburg Community Foundation welcomes three new faces to the board.

The Quiet Givers

One local family’s lesson in perseverance and generosity.

Collaboration Brings More Music to Local School District

Local generosity helps ensure students have access to music education.

FOURTH ROUND OF RAPID RESPONSE FUND GRANTS FOR LOCAL NONPROFITS

To date, the Rapid Response Fund has issued a total of $243,500 to nonprofits serving Knox and Warren Counties. Contributions to the Rapid Response Fund have reached $349,000.

LOCAL PHILANTHROPY IS ALL IN FOR THE ARTS

Local individuals and foundations generously donated a total of $40,000 to take full advantage of a $20,000 match grant from Arts Alliance Illinois and the Arts for Illinois Relief Fund (AIRF) to provide emergency operating support to local arts organizations.

Community Treasures Offers Full Circle Approach to Philanthropy

Philanthropy can come to life in a variety of ways—including sharing your time, talent, and treasure, and also by shopping your local thrift shop, Community Treasures.