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

The transfer of wealth can have a giant impact right here at home

The decisions you make today about the legacy you wish to leave can change your community forever.

Reflecting on our history, looking toward our future

As we celebrate 15 years, we sat down to reflect on the most pivotal moments of the Community Foundations history. Here’s, a glance into our conversation.

We’re Hiring!

Your Community Foundation is hiring a full-time Director of Finance & Operations.

Lessons Learned

Director of Communications, Karlie Elliott Bowman reflects on her 6 years working at Galesburg Community Foundation and what she’s learned.

Minute of Philanthropy

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

Putting healthy meals on the table

Jamieson Community Center—like Galesburg Community Foundation—is committed to helping all community members realize their best self.

2019 The Turnout Grant Cycle To Open

The Turnout grant cycle combines donations from generous community members who hold charitable funds at the Community Foundation, along with dollars from the Community Foundation’s Impact Fund to fully fund nonprofit proposals providing services that better our region.

A Great Place to Live, Grow & Give

Joyce Coffman found the place for her giving nearly 15 years ago when she helped form the Galesburg Community Foundation.

Entrepreneur Event Scheduled

Meet your business peers, find a mentor or simply share your story.