Caregivers and the infants and toddlers they care for at Roseville Kids Place.
Roseville Kids Place is one of the organizations to receive a Community Fund grant.

Community Funds Across Knox and Warren Counties Empower Local Initiatives with 15 Grants

Community Funds in five towns in Knox and Warren counties have awarded grants for a variety of community initiatives and programs.

From a mini golf course upgrade to a robotics team to a summer reading program, Community Funds in Alexis, Knoxville, Monmouth, Roseville, and Williamsfield recently distributed 15 grants to organizations that serve their communities.

Community Funds, which are funds of Galesburg Community Foundation, are guided by local advisory boards that are empowered to award grants that positively impact their communities and residents. Because they are endowments, Community Funds grow forever, creating a permanent source of financial support for local needs.

This year, the Community Funds collaborated to co-fund grants to four of the organizations that provide services to multiple communities. “This collective approach to granting from multiple Community Funds offers organizations a unique opportunity to access diverse resources and expertise, amplifying the impact of their initiatives,” said Jillian Isaacson, Director of Grants & Program at Galesburg Community Foundation. “Co-granting fosters innovation, collaboration, and sustainability, empowering organizations to address complex challenges more effectively and create lasting change in our communities.”

Below is the list of organizations that received Community Grants and the Community Funds that awarded the grants.

  • Buchanan Center for the Arts – Arts for All (Monmouth)
  • CASA of West Central Illinois – CASA Volunteer Recruitment (Alexis, Knoxville, Monmouth)
  • Knoxville Robotics Team – FIRST Tech Challenge (Knoxville)
  • Junk 4 Jingles – Funding assistance for Knox County Salvation Army Angel Tree children (Knoxville)
  • Knoxville United Methodist Church – Food for Knoxville Food Pantry (Knoxville)
  • Loving Bottoms Diaper Bank – Diaper and Period Product Distribution (Knoxville, Monmouth)
  • Roseville Kids Place – Early Childhood Operations (Roseville)
  • Strom Center, Inc. – Expansion of Space for Programs (Monmouth)
  • Village of Alexis – Main Street Christmas Decorations (Alexis)
  • Alexis Museum – Repairs (Alexis)
  • Warren County Public Library District – Summer Reading Program (Monmouth, Roseville)
  • Warren Achievement Center – Achieving Greatness: slowing the progression, or onset, of dementia (Monmouth)
  • Warren County YMCA – Camp Meskwaki Campus Pavilion (Alexis, Monmouth, Roseville)
  • Williamsfield Area Food Pantry and Resource Center – Williamsfield Area Food Pantry (Williamsfield)
  • Williamsfield Parks Association – Doubet-Benjamin Park Mini Golf Upgrade (Williamsfield)

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