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
MATCH GRANT OPPORTUNITY AIMS TO SUPPORT LOCAL ARTS ORGANIZATIONS
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.
GALESBURG COMMUNITY FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES GRANTS TO ENSURE IMPORTANT SERVICES CONTINUE
Your Community Foundation is proactively supporting local nonprofits to help ensure the services they provide continue, including proactively awarding 2020 Turnout Grants.
Philanthropy & Collaboration Will Move Us Forward
The work of our local nonprofits doesn’t just happen. The work of feeding, sheltering, serving, caring, educating, informing and entertaining is all possible thanks to philanthropy and our generous community members who continue giving—even during difficult times. We are proud to say philanthropy is hard at work in our region.
COLLABORATION HELPS KEEP LOCAL SCHOOL CHILDREN FED
Collaboration is key to ensuring hundreds of meals are being delivered to local school children. And collaboration is exactly what’s in order for Knox College’s Blessings in a Backpack, the United Way of Knox County and the Galesburg Lions Club.
Local College Student Puts Her Skills to Work for the Good of Her Community
Whitney Koss hasn’t allowed COVID-19 to stop her from serving her community, even if it’s from her family’s kitchen table in Oneida.