Students from 10 area school districts experienced how awesome ecology is with rockin’ eco hero, Steve Trash! Steve Trash visited The Orpheum Theatre as part of the Youth Entertainment Series (YES!). Galesburg Community Foundation is proud to support the Youth Entertainment Series through a Competitive Grant. YES!, is offered free of charge to home schools and public schools and is educational in nature.

GCF invites organizations to apply for grants that will benefit the communities and residents of Knox and Warren Counties. Our grants help local nonprofits provide quality programming that benefits the people who call our service area home.

The following grant opportunities are available to nonprofits serving Knox & Warren Counties:

The Turnout

Galesburg Community Foundation’s annual grant processes, known as The Turnout, engages and empowers nonprofits, donors and community stakeholders. The Turnout is for nonprofits providing programs that serve Knox and Warren Counties. The 2020 grant cycle will kick off later this year. Check our website and Facebook page for more details.

Capacity Grants

Members of The Nonprofit Network may apply for grants of up to $1,500 for equipment (not to include vehicle purchases or bricks & mortar projects), professional development and training, strategic planning, or endowment development.  Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Organizations are eligible to receive one grant award per twelve-month period.

Discretionary Grants

At the discretion of GCF’s President & CEO, small grants of $500 or less may be awarded for purposes of improving the quality of life in the community. Awards are granted in the areas of education, physical activity, health care, and arts. These grants are awarded as applications are received. Please submit completed grants to Tiffany Springer, director of grants and programs, to

Click here to download the Discretionary Grant application.

Knoxville Community Fund Teacher Mini- Grants

In an effort to enhance the classroom experience at Knoxville School District 202, the Knoxville Community Fund is offering an ongoing grant program for Knoxville teachers. Through this grant, Knoxville teachers can apply for up to $500 per teacher, per year. The Knoxville Community Fund steering committee has allocated a total of $2,000 of their grant funds for 2020 toward this program. Applications may be submitted between February 15 and April 1 of each year. Grant awards will be announced after May 1. Funds may then be accessed through the District office and must be spent by the close of the following school year.

Click here to download the Knoxville Community Fund Teacher Mini Grant application.