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

Minute of Philanthropy

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

Changing her community through art, and an endowment

Marge Dickinson was a longtime Galva High School art teacher, former president of the Illinois Art Education Association and now, a retired teacher. She started the council to support and encourage artists in her small community and quickly found success thanks to the community’s support.

Music Builds Community in Galva

For the second year in a row, the Galva Arts Council was selected as a recipient of the Levitt AMP $25,000 matching grant, a national creative place-making program dedicated to strengthening the social fabric of America through the power of free, live music.

A gateway to something greater

“A gateway to something greater for all,” Krista Bushmaker says without hesitation. “That’s what Galesburg Community Foundation is to me, and I know to so many others.”

He simply loved.

Rev. Jon Sibley Sr. simply loved people. It was in his laugh, his legacy of service and in the many interactions he had with others as a pastor, family man and as an Illinois State Trooper. “He was fun-loving,” his wife Vicki recalls. “He loved this place and he wanted to give back.”

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION OPEN

Galesburg Community Foundation will begin accepting scholarship applications on Friday, February 1, 2019. Scholarships are open to students who reside in Knox and Warren Counties and meet the criteria. Applications must be submitted online. Deadline to apply is Friday, March 15, 2019.

Jodie Bondi is rarely without a skein of yarn

Her devotion to the hobby is for a good cause. Jodie is currently knitting her 3,507 hat for children with cancer in five different hospitals. Her goal is to knit 10,000.

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.