Giving together for healthier communities

Do you love to support the arts? Education? The environment? Human services?

A Field of Interest Fund allows you to connect with your passion. Your contribution will support the many organizations that are working to improve and enhance the particular area that you care about most. Your gift—and all future earnings from your gift—will be a permanent source of community capital, helping to do good work forever.

One of the best parts about Field of Interest Funds is they allow people with common interests to give to a fund that will provide collective impact. 

Jack Larson gets and gives a hug.

Field of Interest Funds at work

Jack Larson served Galesburg’s children by putting shoes on their feet, coats on their backs, and instruments in their hands. The Jack Larson Endowment Fund ensures District 205 students have access to these resources for years to come. 


What are the benefits?

Strategic. Field of Interest Funds address needs for the interest area you designate. Additionally, other donors with the same interests can give to the fund for maximum impact.

Trusted. You can have confidence that your charitable dollars are being wisely invested, managed, and granted.

Flexible. You can make a gift during your lifetime or through a bequest in your will.

Impactful. Galesburg Community Foundation continually monitors changing community needs so that you can be sure grants made in the name of the fund make the most impact in your field of interest and support your personal legacy of giving.

Financial. Your initial gift to create a fund, and subsequent gifts to support it, receive the maximum tax benefits allowed by law. In addition to cash, the Community Foundation accepts gifts of securities, real estate, and other personal property, which may help you avoid capital gains taxes on appreciated assets.

Sarah Grant

Let's connect

To learn more about what you can do to connect with your passions and create a legacy, call Sarah Grant, Director of Development, at 309.344.8898.

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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.