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.

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A gateway to something greater

“A gateway to something greater for all,” Krista Bushmaker says without hesitation. “That’s what Galesburg Community Foundation is to me, and I know to so many others.”

He simply loved.

Rev. Jon Sibley Sr. simply loved people. It was in his laugh, his legacy of service and in the many interactions he had with others as a pastor, family man and as an Illinois State Trooper. “He was fun-loving,” his wife Vicki recalls. “He loved this place and he wanted to give back.”

Jodie Bondi is rarely without a skein of yarn

Her devotion to the hobby is for a good cause. Jodie is currently knitting her 3,507 hat for children with cancer in five different hospitals. Her goal is to knit 10,000.

Billtown’s barn-raising displays positive power of giving

We heard the cheers from half a block away: A pickup truck filled with kids whooped and waved their arms when they realized the new playground had finally opened.

It’s about the act of giving

“The Community Foundation is an ideal way to give back
to the community to address needs now—and needs in the future.”
–Dr. John McClean

On-farm concert fuels music, ag passion

Sounds of Summer at Knox County farm becomes an opportunity to teach community members about farming.

DISCRETIONARY GRANT HELPS WESTERN ILLINOIS WIND BAND WOW AUDIENCE DURING CONCERT

Galesburg Community Foundation recently had the opportunity to award a Discretionary Grant to The Western Illinois Wind Band. The band made up of approximately 46 community members from across our region.

JAMIESON COMMUNITY CENTER COMBATS HUNGER IN WARREN COUNTY

With 78% of Warren County residents eligible for SNAP assistance, Jamieson Community Center is providing healthy food through their pantry to impact change toward healthy dietary habits.

HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS

For the Godsil’s gifting their home was the right avenue– it was a hidden gem. With the gift of their home the Godsil’s doubled the benefit the community received.

LOCAL ARTS GROW WITH ENDOWMENTS

Endowment funds promote nonprofit sustainability by providing annual distributions in support of their respective work and missions.

Knoxville Community Benefits From Lifelong Relationships

Knoxville Community Fund provides a meaningful way for community members to give back to the place they call home.

WALTER & ROSE SAMPSON FUND INVESTMENTS IN COMMUNITY

Walter (Walt) Sampson of Galesburg understood the impact investing in rural communities can have.