Monmouth Community Fund Celebrates First Grants to Community

Monmouth Community Fund advisory board members celebrate the awarding of six community grants with local nonprofits.

Donors, advisory board members, and supporters of the Monmouth Community Fund had two things to celebrate at a gathering on the third floor of the Patton Block Building on July 20. First, they celebrated reaching the fundraising goal of $70,000 for the fund, which was matched by a partnership of the Twomey Foundation, United Way […]

Six Mini Grants Awarded to Teachers in Monmouth-Roseville School District

Bookshelf with "How to Eat Fried Worms" Book displayed

Third grade teacher Emma Coulter says that some of her favorite school memories were when her whole class did novel studies together. She would like to offer her students the same opportunity. “We could do many fun activities with novel studies—like interactive notebooks, packets, group projects, and presentations,” said Coulter, who teaches at Harding Primary […]

The Turnout 2023 Awards Grant to 37 Nonprofits

The Turnout

Every year, Galesburg Community Foundation awards grants to regional nonprofits through its annual grant cycle, The Turnout. This year, 37 nonprofit organizations who submitted proposals were fully funded. Grants for The Turnout come from the Community Foundation’s unrestricted Impact Fund and Field of Interest Funds along with contributions from generous community donors who hold Donor Advised Funds at the Community Foundation. […]

Scholarships Help Local Students Achieve Their Goals

From left: Tim Reynolds, Oneida Telephone Exchange; ROWVA students Clara Asplund and Clara Kuelper; and Jillian Isaacson, Galesburg Community Foundation Director of Grants & Programs.

Someday, Clara Asplund of Oneida would like to work locally as a high school agriculture teacher and FFA advisor. A scholarship the ROWVA senior received to attend the University of Illinois this fall is going to help her on her way to achieving her goals. Clara received the Oneida Telephone Exchange Scholarship to pursue her […]

A Sense of Possibility

Joshua Gibb

By Joshua D. Gibb, President & CEO, Galesburg Community Foundation The following commentary appeared in The Register-Mail and Peoria Journal Star on Sunday, June 11. What does it mean to think differently? To me, it means stepping back to question “business as usual” and taking risks to court the unknown. It means building relationships to spark new ideas from […]

Local Nonprofits See Benefits From Turnout Grants

Mary Decker and Bob Derry work out together at Gordon Behrents Senior Center

Four laps. Fifteen minutes. That’s Bob Derry’s goal at Function Junction, the fitness center at Gordon Behrents Senior Center, a program of Thrive Community Services (formerly KCCDD). Bob is gaining strength, endurance, balance, and flexibility with the help of a new recumbent bicycle the center purchased last year through The Turnout, Galesburg Community Foundation’s annual […]

Three Cheers for the Monmouth Community Fund!

Monmouth water tower

Now that the Monmouth Community Fund goal has been reached, the $70,000 raised by the community will be matched through a partnership between the Twomey Foundation, Galesburg Community Foundation, and the United Way of Greater Warren County, for an initial investment of $140,000. This will not only double the fund’s impact but will jump-start a […]

Alexis Community Fund Awards Grants to Teachers and Community

United North staff who received mini grants, from left, Mindy Murray, Marci Bertelson, and Jaime Koerner.

When Jaime Koerner joined United North Elementary School as librarian in 2021, she noticed that several upper elementary students didn’t check out many books. “Students confided in me that the reason they do not check out books is because they have dyslexia or other learning disabilities, struggle with focus due to ADHD, feel too busy, […]

Knoxville Community Fund is Accepting Teacher Mini Grant Applications Through April 24

Knoxville High School at night

The Knoxville Community Fund is now accepting applications for teacher mini grants. “The public school system in Knoxville is a vital part of our community,” said Chris Hroziencik, Knoxville Community Fund Advisory Board Chair. “We look forward to receiving applications that enrich the lives of our students.” Any teacher in Knoxville School District #202 can […]

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