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.


Discovery Depot Hosts Conference For New Ideas & Networking

Discovery Depot Children’s Museum finds innovative ways to welcome new guests to the recently renovated destination.

Combatting the Transfer of Wealth

Every day our team is focused on philanthropy. More specifically, local philanthropy that is geared at making a difference in the communities of Knox and Warren Counties.

GRANTS WITH IMPACT: Galesburg On Track Announces Storywalk Grant

Galesburg on Track awarded its first Community Heart & Soul grant to build a Storywalk in Standish Park Arboretum.

Make a positive impact on your community

This giving season we are glad to work with you to help you achieve your philanthropic goals. If you are considering making a gift to benefit your community here are some important dates and tips.

Partners in philanthropy from the very beginning

David and his wife Nancy have seen the value of partnerships and generosity come to life over the years, as they have been involved with Galesburg Community Foundation from the very beginning.

Jack Larson Got it Right

Using his well-known radio show as a platform, Jack Larson shared the stories of the local needs he learned about to help ensure local students have access to musical instruments, and new shoes and socks.

Serving Warren County, forever

The heart of the work of the Warren County United Way has always been about collaboration—and community. “Our mission is built on a belief that we can get more done by working together,” said Jeannie Weber, executive director.

Philanthropy Builds New Chemistry Lab at ROWVA

ROWVA High School students are learning in a brand new Chemistry Lab this school year thanks to local philanthropy.

The possibilities are endless

This is an exciting time to celebrate our success, thanks to so many generous community members and to think about the future.

The transfer of wealth can have a giant impact right here at home

The decisions you make today about the legacy you wish to leave can change your community forever.

Reflecting on our history, looking toward our future

As we celebrate 15 years, we sat down to reflect on the most pivotal moments of the Community Foundation’s history. Here’s, a glance into our conversation.

Lessons Learned

Director of Communications, Karlie Elliott Bowman reflects on her 6 years working at Galesburg Community Foundation and what she’s learned.