At Galesburg Community Foundation, we connect donors to community organizations and causes they care about.

Our goal is to make philanthropy as simple as possible. Ready to give now? There are many different ways to give that can best meet your giving interests. You can also consider planned giving, and joining our Bickerdyke Society by including GCF in your will or estate. We offer a number of opportunities for you to leave your legacy and forever create a positive impact in your community.

For more information about ways to give or fund options at GCF contact our office today at 309.344.8898.


Peg Bivens’ Love for Knoxville Will Live On Forever

“Nothing in any community is stand-alone and in a small community it is especially important for people to work collaboratively…”

Guiding Philanthropic Decision Making

A Q&A with professional advisors Brian Peterson, Molly Palmer and Jane Pratt.

The Quiet Givers

One local family’s lesson in perseverance and generosity.

Collaboration Brings More Music to Local School District

Local generosity helps ensure students have access to music education.

Community Treasures Offers Full Circle Approach to Philanthropy

Philanthropy can come to life in a variety of ways—including sharing your time, talent, and treasure, and also by shopping your local thrift shop, Community Treasures.

Philanthropy & Collaboration Will Move Us Forward

The work of our local nonprofits doesn’t just happen. The work of feeding, sheltering, serving, caring, educating, informing and entertaining is all possible thanks to philanthropy and our generous community members who continue giving—even during difficult times. We are proud to say philanthropy is hard at work in our region.


Collaboration is key to ensuring hundreds of meals are being delivered to local school children. And collaboration is exactly what’s in order for Knox College’s Blessings in a Backpack, the United Way of Knox County and the Galesburg Lions Club.

Local College Student Puts Her Skills to Work for the Good of Her Community

Whitney Koss hasn’t allowed COVID-19 to stop her from serving her community, even if it’s from her family’s kitchen table in Oneida.

Finding Connection & Joy in Giving

Ryan Maloney inspires others to give of their time and money.

Supporting Our Region During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Adam Vitale is encouraging everyone to give to the Rapid Response Fund, as no donation is too small.

#SoMuchGoodHappening- Loving Bottoms Diaper Bank Receives $150,000 Grant

Thanks to philanthropy happening at the state level, the Illinois COVID Relief Fund (ICRF) issued Loving Bottoms Diapers Bank the organization’s largest grant to date.

A Heart for Service

Williamsfield’s Renee Hart is helping ensure no member of her community goes hungry during COVID-19.