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
Finding Connection & Joy in Giving
Ryan Maloney inspires others to give of their time and money.
Supporting Our Region During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Adam Vitale is encouraging everyone to give to the Rapid Response Fund, as no donation is too small.
SECOND ROUND OF RAPID RESPONSE FUND GRANTS ANNOUNCED
To date, the Rapid Response Fund has issued a total of $170,000 to 17 nonprofits serving Knox and Warren Counties. Contributions to the Rapid Response Fund reached $270,000.
#SoMuchGoodHappening- Loving Bottoms Diaper Bank Receives $150,000 Grant
Thanks to philanthropy happening at the state level, the Illinois COVID Relief Fund (ICRF) issued Loving Bottoms Diapers Bank the organization’s largest grant to date.
A Heart for Service
Williamsfield’s Renee Hart is helping ensure no member of her community goes hungry during COVID-19.