GALESBURG, Ill. (July 9, 2020)– Galesburg Community Foundation is among a select group of Illinois Community Foundations participating in a 2:1 match grant offered by Arts Alliance Illinois and the statewide philanthropic community through the Arts for Illinois Relief Fund (AIRF). The match grant is specifically to provide emergency operating funding to support arts organizations in Knox, Warren and Henderson Counties. Galesburg Community Foundation is challenged to raise $40,000 over the next month in order to receive a $20,000 match grant from Arts Alliance Illinois.
The All In For the Arts Fund will provide emergency operating funding to support arts organizations in Knox, Warren and Henderson Counties.
Joshua Gibb, president & CEO of Galesburg Community Foundation said, “We are pleased to take part in this match opportunity thanks to the Arts for Illinois Relief Fund, which is a partnership between the City of Chicago, the State of Illinois and many generous people and organizations. Our local arts organizations provide many wonderful opportunities and experiences to our region. We know that these last few months have been trying and this match grant is intended to aid them. We’ve seen many of our local arts organizations be incredibly creative to continue serving our region throughout COVID-19. From online art tutorials, to online camps to sharing music virtually and the list goes on. Our arts community is vibrant and we hope our local communities will join us in this exciting opportunity to provide our arts organizations an extra boost.”
Donations of any size may be made to the All In For the Arts Fund at Galesburg Community Foundation and will be matched 2:1 up to $20,000 if $40,000 is raised locally. To donate visit www.YourGCF.org, select Make A Gift and search for All In For the Arts (click here for direct link). Donations via check should be made to Galesburg Community Foundation with All In For the Arts noted in the memo and mailed to Galesburg Community Foundation at 246 East Main Street, Suite 101, Galesburg, IL 61401.
Gibb added, “We know that our arts community is critically important. We are fortunate to have so many vibrant and robust arts nonprofits that positively impact our lives and the All In For the Arts Fund will provide them an opportunity for funding to further support their ever important work.”
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.
About Arts Alliance Illinois
The Arts for Illinois Relief Fund is a partnership between the City of Chicago, the State of Illinois, the broader philanthropic community, and the residents of Illinois to address the financial impact of COVID-19 related closures on arts organizations and individual artists throughout the state. To date, AIRF has awarded over $5 million to 1,460 artists and 233 organizations around the state. To learn more about AIRF visit https://artsforillinois.org/.
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