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

A Bright Future for the Region

Community members Carol Shaw and Dr. Adam Welty join the board.

Commitment and Collaboration

With every interaction, we are reminded of the importance of working together to serve our region in the best, most philanthropic ways.

PARTNERSHIP WILL ESTABLISH REGIONAL FOOD BANK BRANCH

New Regional Food Bank Branch will provide greater access for more than 50 local food pantries, including FISH of Galesburg.

What is Mission Impact Investing?

Mission Impact investments are investments made with the intention to generate positive, measurable social and environmental impact alongside a financial return.

Roseville Community Fund Allows Community Members to Dream Big

The desire to see Roseville flourish for generations inspired Carol Shaw to attend an informational meeting hosted by the Community Foundation on the new Warren County Community Funds Initiative.

Peg Bivens’ Love for Knoxville Will Live On Forever

“Nothing in any community is stand-alone and in a small community it is especially important for people to work collaboratively…”

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.