BUILDING BRIDGES BETWEEN DONORS AND NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
Galesburg Community Foundation works to improve the quality and health of our communities. We believe that connecting people to the causes they care about is a key ingredient to effective philanthropy.
We prefer permanent change to temporary charity. While charity is good, it is usually intended to help an immediate situation; GCF is focused on solving problems with long term, sustainable help that lasts. To accomplish this, we create endowment funds that permanently benefit communities year after year.
Your Support System for Local Philanthropy
Your Community Foundation has worked extensively with community leaders, business professionals, Chambers of Commerce, nonprofit organizations, volunteers, residents, teachers, students and donors. We know what challenges our communities are facing and how best to provide help.
WE ACHIEVE GROUNDBREAKING RESULTS
Your Community Foundation is committed to our local communities. For detailed information about our 2017 financials, click here to see our most recent audit. For more information, contact our office at 309.344.8898
Our Community Reports provide stories of philanthropy that you can connect with. You’ll find stories of local people connecting with the causes they care about to make their communities better places to live and work. We hope these stories inspire you to think about all the ways that you might desire to connect with the causes you care about.
IN THE NEWS
SERVING THEIR COMMUNITY IS A WAY OF LIFE FOR BAYERS
Generosity was instilled in Chris and Lindsay Bayer from a young age– and they are continuing the legacy of giving through their Donor Advised Fund at Galesburg Community Foundation.
TURNOUT GRANT RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED
Thanks to generous Community Foundation fundholders and community members supporting the Community Foundation’s Impact Fund, through The Turnout, 37 nonprofits will receive full funding for proposals submitted during this grant cycle.
Commitment and Collaboration
With every interaction, we are reminded of the importance of working together to serve our region in the best, most philanthropic ways.
PARTNERSHIP WILL ESTABLISH REGIONAL FOOD BANK BRANCH
New Regional Food Bank Branch will provide greater access for more than 50 local food pantries, including FISH of Galesburg.