Monmouth Community Fund

The Monmouth Community Fund is a way for residents – and those who love Monmouth – to keep wealth in the community and support it forever.

The Monmouth Community Fund is a fund of the Galesburg Community Foundation. It was developed in 2023 when the community raised $70,000, which was matched by Galesburg Community Foundation, Twomey Foundation, and United Way of Greater Warren County.

Continued growth of the permanently endowed Monmouth Community Fund ensures that community needs are met today and well into the future. Guided by an advisory board, the fund supports the services and needs of Monmouth. Because the fund is endowed, the more the fund grows, the more dollars will be available each year to grant into the community.

Galesburg Community Foundation provides professional investment and administrative management for the Monmouth Community Fund, freeing up advisory board members to focus on donor relations and grant awards. Learn more about community funds.

Advisory Board Members

  • Trevor Davies
  • Lisa Gavin
  • Anne Liby
  • Joel Newman
  • Ben Olson
  • Lucy Thompson

Ways to Give

  • Give to the Monmouth Community Fund online.
  • Mail a check to Galesburg Community Foundation / 246 E. Main Street, Suite 101 / Galesburg, IL 61041. Checks should be made payable to Galesburg Community Foundation with “Monmouth Community Fund” listed in the memo.
  • Schedule an appointment to learn how you can leave a gift to the Monmouth Community Fund through appreciated assets, grain, an individual retirement account, or in your will or estate. Call 309.344.8898 or reach out to us online at

Apply for Community or Teacher Grants

The Monmouth Community Fund offers community and teacher mini grants. These grant opportunities fund projects that shape the future and promote the wellbeing of the Monmouth community. To receive a grant, applications must be submitted by June 9, 2023.

All Monmouth 501(c)(3) nonprofit or public charities, including churches, schools, and government agencies, are eligible to apply for a community grant. Download the community grant application.

The Monmouth Community Fund has partnered with the Roseville Community Fund to offer mini grants for teachers in the Monmouth-Roseville School District. We invite teachers to apply for a grant of up to $500 toward any project that will benefit your classroom and in turn the Monmouth and Roseville communities. Projects should take place during the 2023-2024 school year. Download the teacher mini grant application.

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