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.

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and address community needs
to causes you care about
tools and training to nonprofits
grants to local nonprofits
education and volunteerism
your philanthropy
GCF is a positive influence in the growth of local philanthropy.


Minute of Philanthropy

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

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.

Jenni Anderson Announces Departure

Galesburg Community Foundation Chief Financial Officer, Jennifer (Jenni) Anderson announces her resignation from Galesburg Community Foundation to pursue her next opportunity.

Rev. Jon A. Sibley Sr. Fund Continues Legacy of Dedication to Community

The Rev. Jon A. Sibley Sr. Fund at Galesburg Community Foundation was created to continue Rev. Sibley’s legacy and dedication to community service.

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.”