Forefront, the membership association for nonprofit organizations and grantmakers in Illinois, is pleased to announce the opening of a regional office to support Western Illinois. The new office will be Forefront’s third regional office, in addition to offices in Chicago and Springfield.

The new Forefront office and staff position is in partnership with Galesburg Community Foundation. Forefront’s new office will act as a hub for social good in Western Illinois, aiming  to strengthen local nonprofit and funder organizations through leadership, professional development, and collaboration. Forefront will provide opportunities for networking, education, policy engagement, leadership development, partnership and collective action.

Galesburg Community Foundation President & CEO Joshua D. Gibb said, “This collaboration will provide valuable and intentional services to the nonprofits and funders supporting philanthropy in Western Illinois. Nonprofits and philanthropy provide valuable services to our communities and are important economic drivers. Making an investment such as this will allow our local philanthropic community to further collaborate and participate in opportunities to help drive their missions.”

Forefront President + CEO, Eric Weinheimer said, “This new opportunity allows us to better support nonprofits at the local level. One of our goals at Forefront is to ensure we deliver high quality support and programming to Illinois’ nonprofit sector. We are excited to make this investment in Western Illinois and partner with Galesburg Community Foundation in such an impactful way.”


Forefront builds a vibrant social impact sector for all the people of Illinois. Forefront, with offices in Chicago and Springfield, is the nation’s only statewide membership association for nonprofits, grantmakers, advisors, and sector allies. We provide education, advocacy, thought leadership, and facilitate collective action around issues that are important to our Members and to the sector. Forefront’s members number over 1,100. Learn more at

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Haley Sloss

Charitable Giving Coordinator

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Haley provides support to enhance the function and success of the Charitable Giving and Affiliate Teams. She ensures donors receive a personal approach to philanthropy through outstanding customer service by supporting charitable giving for donors and fund holders across the state.