Our Mission, Vision, and Work

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Our Mission

The Mission of Galesburg Community Foundation is to develop and encourage the philanthropic efforts of people and organizations for a healthy region.

Galesburg Community Foundation

Our work by the numbers

Year founded
Organizations that received grants in the last 10 years
$ 0 million
Awarded to nonprofits in the last 10 years

Our Vision

  • We are a regional solution-focused grantmaker
  • We are a permanent, comprehensive, and reliable source for giving
  • We are a credible leader that impacts the health of our communities
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“The Community Foundation is an ideal way to give back to the community to address needs now—and needs that will inevitably come up in the future.”

- Dr. John McClean, Galesburg Community Foundation Board Member

Our Work

We believe generosity can positively change our communities forever. That is why we make it easy for individuals and organizations to contribute and support local initiatives like education, healthcare, arts, and social services. We do this by providing a centralized way for pooling and managing philanthropic resources.

We have a deep understanding of the local community and its unique challenges. We identify and prioritize pressing issues, ensuring that resources are directed toward areas where they can have the greatest impact. This localized approach fosters targeted and sustainable solutions tailored to the specific needs of our region.

We promote engagement and collaboration. We bring together diverse stakeholders, including donors, nonprofit organizations, government entities, and community members, to work collectively towards shared goals. Fostering partnerships and collaboration creates a sense of ownership and involvement among community members, resulting in a more resilient and empowered community.

We provide expertise and guidance to nonprofits. We assist with capacity building, grant management, and strategic planning. We are a resource and support system for local organizations, helping them become more effective in their work and achieve long-term sustainability.

Joshua Gibb

Let's connect

For more information about the work of Galesburg Community Foundation, call Joshua Gibb, President & CEO, at 309.344.8898.

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Haley Sloss

Charitable Giving Coordinator

Short Bio

Haley provides support to enhance the function and success of the Charitable Giving and Affiliate Teams. She ensures donors receive a personal approach to philanthropy through outstanding customer service by supporting charitable giving for donors and fund holders across the state.