Showcasing the Positive Work in our Region

During Community Foundation Week we asked nonprofits and community members to post a short video on Facebook showcasing how their work is making positive changes in their communities.

During Community Foundation Week we asked nonprofits and community members to post a short video on Facebook showcasing how their work is making positive changes in their communities. Nonprofits and community members posting and using #YourGCF would then be entered into a random drawing to win one of three $500 grants. Nonprofits serving Galesburg Community Foundation’s service region are eligible to win. We look forward to drawing a winner, and in the meantime, we want to share the awesome entries we received:

Warren County United Way
Galesburg Civic Art Center
Cremation Assistance Foundation
KCCDD
Carl Sandburg College Alumni Association
Prairie Players Civic Theatre
The Forgotten Initiative
Knox Galesburg Symphony
Blessings in a Backpack Galesburg
Loving Bottoms Diaper Bank
Discovery Depot Children’s Museum
Warren County YMCA
DD Homes Network
FC Galesburg
Tri States Public Radio
Habitat for Humanity Knox County
Relay for Life of Knox County
Bridgeway

Enjoy these great videos showcasing all the great work happening in our region and thank you for the important role you play in our communities. #YourGCF

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