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 2019 grant cycle kicks off in June with a mandatory grant training.

Nonprofits may attend either Tuesday, June 18 at 4:30 pm at The Orpheum Theatre or Thursday, June 20 at Noon at The Orpheum Theatre.

Click here to RSVP.

The online application opens Thursday, August 1 and closes Thursday, August 15 at 4:00 pm. Participating organizations will present their proposals on Thursday, September 26th or Friday, September 27th. For more details about this portion of the grant cycle please contact the Community Foundation at 309.344.8898.

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.

Click here to download the Discretionary Grant Application.