Alexis Community Fund

The Alexis Community Fund is a fund of the Galesburg Community Foundation. It was developed in 2021 when the community raised $70,000, which was matched by Galesburg Community Foundation, Twomey Foundation, and United Way of Greater Warren County.

Recent grant recipients include the Village of Alexis for the Alexis Ladies Leagues’ Alexis Schools Veterans Board project; Alexis Branch of the Warren County Public Library to repair the sign on their building; and three mini grants to United North Elementary Teachers to support science education, purchase music instruments, and provide special education supplies.

Continued growth of the permanently endowed Alexis Community Fund ensures that community needs are met today and well into the future. Guided by an advisory board, the fund supports the services and needs of Alexis. Since the fund is endowed, the more the fund grows, the more dollars available each year to grant into the community.

Galesburg Community Foundation provides professional investment and administrative management for the Alexis Community Fund, freeing up advisory board members to focus on donor relations and grant awards. Learn more about community funds.

Advisory Board Members

  • Moses Anderson
  • Terry Bailey
  • Sue Caslin
  • John Elder
  • John Tucker
  • Tim Van Fleet

Ways to Give

  • Give to the Alexis Community Fund online.
  • Mail a check to Galesburg Community Foundation / 246 E. Main Street, Suite 101 / Galesburg, IL 61041. Checks should be made payable to Galesburg Community Foundation with “Alexis Community Fund” listed in the memo.
  • Schedule an appointment to learn how you can leave a gift to the Alexis Community Fund through appreciated assets, grain, an individual retirement account, or in your will or estate. Call 309.344.8898 or reach out to us online at Info@YourGCF.org.

Apply for Community or Teacher Grants

The Alexis Community Fund offers community and teacher mini grants. These grant opportunities fund projects that shape the future and promote the wellbeing of the Alexis community. The application period for 2023 was February 1 to March 10.

All Alexis 501(c)(3) nonprofit or public charities, including churches, schools, and government agencies, are eligible to apply for a community grant. Download the community grant application or pick up an application at Farmers State Bank of Western Illinois. View an FAQ for more information.

Teachers at United North Elementary School are invited to apply for mini grants of up to $250 toward any project that would benefit the Alexis community. Download the teacher mini grant application.

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