Downtown Williamsfield

Nonprofits and Teachers encouraged to apply for Community Fund grants from March 1-22

From March 1-22, nonprofit organizations that serve Alexis, Knoxville, Monmouth, Roseville, and Williamsfield are encouraged to apply for community grants.

These grants are possible because of the Community Funds in each town. Initiated by Galesburg Community Foundation and developed by local residents, Community Funds are built through gifts from individuals who love their communities. They are guided by local advisory boards empowered to award grants that positively impact their communities and residents.

All 501(c)(3) nonprofit or public charities, including churches, schools, and government agencies, are eligible to apply. Grant recipients will be notified by May 1. Organizations may apply to both the Community Fund grant cycle and The Turnout, Galesburg Community Foundation’s competitive grant cycle. The Turnout will be open May 1-15.

Some examples of the projects funded through Community Funds include a veteran’s board in Alexis, accessible playground equipment in Knoxville, arts programming in Monmouth, accessible bathrooms for the community center in Roseville, and cleaning the water tower in Williamsfield.

“Empowered nonprofits that ignite change and enrich lives are the heartbeat of our local communities,” says Jillian Isaacson, Galesburg Community Foundation Director of Grants and Programs. “Through Community Fund grants, we’re creating positive change in our region.”

In addition to community grants, Community Funds are also supporting local teachers by offering mini grants to enhance the classroom experience. From March 1-22, teachers in the Knoxville, Monmouth-Roseville, and United School Districts are encouraged to apply for teacher mini grantsProposals may be for classroom projects or materials up to $500. Grants must be for the 2024-25 school year and recipients will be notified by May 1.

Mini grants have been used by teachers in the region to purchase books, flexible seating, musical instruments, science equipment, and other resources.

For more information about Community Fund grants for nonprofits or teachers, contact Jillian Isaacson at or 309-344-8898.

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