Galesburg Community Foundation’s board, grants committee and staff are pleased to announce the local nonprofit organizations receiving grant awards through the annual grant cycle, The Turnout.

GALESBURG, Ill. (Nov. 12, 2018) ─ As part of Community Foundation Week activities, Galesburg Community Foundation’s board, grants committee and staff are pleased to announce the local nonprofit organizations receiving grant awards through the annual grant cycle, The Turnout. This grant cycle combines dollars from generous community donors who hold charitable funds at the Community Foundation along with dollars from the Community Foundation’s Impact Fund to fully fund nonprofit proposals providing services that better our region.

Community Foundation Director of Grants & Programs Tiffany Springer said, “The Turnout connects community members who love their community with local nonprofits providing valuable services in Knox and Warren Counties. This is the first time in our Community Foundation history, along with our Donor Advised Fund holders, that we are able to fully fund 42 or 75% of nonprofit proposals. This is an increase in funding by 50% from 2017’s annual grant cycle. This truly speaks to the power of donors connecting with the causes they care about. The grants awarded in this cycle support exciting and important initiatives in the areas of art, health, education and physical activity that greatly contribute to the well-being of our communities.”

Thanks to generous community fund holders and donors supporting the Community Foundation’s Impact Fund, through The Turnout, the following 42 nonprofits serving Knox and Warren Counties will receive full funding for the proposals submitted during this grant cycle:


Buchanan Center for the Arts

Camp Big Sky

Carl Sandburg Historic Site Association

Choral Dynamics of Galesburg, Inc.

Christmas In Action Galesburg

City of Galesburg Parks & Recreation

Court Appointed Special Advocates of West Central Illinois

Cremation Assistance Foundation

Discovery Depot Children’s Museum

Family Planning Service of Western Illinois, Inc.

First Lutheran Church of Monmouth

FISH of Galesburg

Galesburg Community Chorus

Galesburg CUSD #205

Galesburg Public Library

Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois, Inc

Heart of Illinois Big Brothers Big Sisters

Historic Ellisville Restoration Organization

Jamieson Community Center


Knox County Community Health Center

Knox County YMCA

Knox-Galesburg Symphony

Knox Jazz Year

Knox Prairie Community Kitchen

Loving Bottoms Diaper Bank

Monmouth-Roseville Education Foundation

National Stearman Fly-In

Nova Singers

Prairie State Legal Services, Inc.

Rainbow Riders Therapeutic Horseback Riding Program

Roseville Kids Place

ROWVA Public Schools Foundation

Safe Harbor Family Crisis Center

Special Olympics Illinois

The Helping Hands of Roseville, Inc.

The Orpheum Theatre

The Salvation Army

Triumph Services Camp Kidz

Warren Achievement Center

Warren County Historical Society

Warren County YMCA



About Galesburg Community Foundation
Galesburg Community Foundation develops and supports the efforts of local people and organizations to promote healthy communities. The Community Foundation makes giving easy and believes that generosity can positively change Knox and Warren Counties forever. The Community Foundation partners with individuals, families, businesses and nonprofits to help them have the greatest impact with their giving. The Community Foundation is working for the good of your community.

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