CONNECT WITH CAUSES YOU CARE ABOUT
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.
WAYS TO GIVE
Give appreciated real estate, including farmland.
Give publicly traded stocks, bonds, mutual funds or bank cd’s.
Gifts of Grain
Give bushels of unsold grain through your local elevator.
GCF accepts cash, check and credit card to make giving simple.
Bequest By Will
Plan now, give later. Name GCF or one of our funds in your will or living trust.
Donate a paid policy or a new policy with GCF as beneficiary and owner.
Retirement Assets, IRA, 401K
Name GCF as beneficiary of your plan or required minimum distributions.
Retained Life Estate
Give real estate, but retain the right to enjoy it during your life.
Charitable Remainder Trust
Remaining assets are transferred to GCF for causes you choose.
FUNDS AT GCF
Donor Advised Funds
Take an active role in determining where your gift goes. Your fund can support a single or multiple community interests.
Pick and choose one or more nonprofits you wish to support, make a gift, and you’re done. It’s simple!
Developed by local residents and built with gifts from the community to award grants for the community.
Allows the Community Foundation to grant to opportunities and issues impacting our communities.
Field of Interest Funds
Address single issues such as environment, arts, education, health or whatever your interest is.
Support our local students studying a specific field of interest or living in a particular area.
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With every interaction, we are reminded of the importance of working together to serve our region in the best, most philanthropic ways.
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