Providing the tools to grow your organization

Galesburg Community Foundation offers a number of opportunities to nonprofit organizations, from endowment building to our annual grant cycle, The Turnout. We are focused on building nonprofit excellence to ultimately ensure grant dollars are used as effectively as possible. 


Galesburg Community Foundation’s Annual Grant Cycle, The Turnout, opens in May and grants are awarded in July. The Turnout is open to 501(c)(3) nonprofit or public charities, schools, churches, and government agencies serving residents of Knox and Warren Counties. Organizations that receive grants will be fully funded.

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Establishing a nonprofit endowment fund with Galesburg Community Foundation is a simple and efficient way to create a source of permanent capital for your organization’s future.

“Galesburg Community Foundation lifts the level of all nonprofits in our area. It positively changes our community today, and forever.”

- Nancy Mowen, Executive Director, Jamieson Community Center

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Leaders from more than 30 local nonprofits both directly and indirectly involved in food assistance have come together to form the Hunger Collaborative. Multi-year grants are available in the following areas: access to and awareness of services, workforce and skills readiness, housing and homelessness, and transportation.


Community Funds have been established in Alexis, Knoxville, Monmouth, Roseville, and Williamsfield. Each is guided by a local steering committee that awards community grants to nonprofits or public charities, including churches, schools, and government agencies. They also fund teacher mini grants.


If you receive a grant from Galesburg Community Foundation, we encourage you share the news to raise awareness of your work. We ask that you adhere to our branding guidelines.

Jillian Isaacson

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To learn more about how we can help you grow your nonprofit, call Jillian Isaacson, Director of Grants & Programs, at 309.344.8898.

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Haley Sloss

Charitable Giving Coordinator

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Haley provides support to enhance the function and success of the Charitable Giving and Affiliate Teams. She ensures donors receive a personal approach to philanthropy through outstanding customer service by supporting charitable giving for donors and fund holders across the state.