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

Building momentum for Alexis

With the Alexis Community Fund, the village looks for opportunities for revitalization.

Josh Gibb

A Fresh Approach to a Familiar Challenge

We’re working collaboratively to identify long-term solutions to hunger in our region.

Jessica Riggs

Meet Community Treasures’ New Manager

Jessica Riggs is thrilled to return to the Community Foundation as the new manager of our thrift store.

Dustin Courson and Laura Kutkat

Opening the Door for Williamsfield’s Future

A new community fund is setting Williamsfield up for long-term viability.

Lisa and Chris Gavin

The Joy of Giving Back

Lisa and Chris Gavin hope their donor-advised fund will help further cooperation between our communities.

Sarah Grant

Meet our new Director of Development

Sarah Grant, who has spent the last 15 years overseeing the McDonough County Farm Bureau in Macomb, will join the Community Foundation this November as Director of Development.

KARLIE ELLIOTT BOWMAN ANNOUNCES DEPARTURE FROM COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

Galesburg Community Foundation’s Director of Communications, Karlie Elliott Bowman, announces her departure from the organization.

SERVING THEIR COMMUNITY IS A WAY OF LIFE FOR BAYERS

Generosity was instilled in Chris and Lindsay Bayer from a young age– and they are continuing the legacy of giving through their Donor Advised Fund at Galesburg Community Foundation.

TURNOUT GRANT RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED

Thanks to generous Community Foundation fundholders and community members supporting the Community Foundation’s Impact Fund, through The Turnout, 37 nonprofits will receive full funding for proposals submitted during this grant cycle.