The possibilities are endless

This is an exciting time to celebrate our success, thanks to so many generous community members and to think about the future.

As we embark on the next 15 years of positively changing our region forever through philanthropy, our Board Chair, Dr. John McClean, and our President & CEO, Joshua Gibb, share their thoughts about what the future holds for Galesburg Community Foundation.

During the past 15 years, Galesburg Community Foundation has grown and established endowed funds in excess of $30 million dollars but our vision for the future is about so much more than dollars. Your Community Foundation exists to inspire and encourage the untapped potential of nonprofits, and one of the ways to do that is to strengthen partnerships among the people of our community—between nonprofits, businesses, government, financial advisors and people like you. We hope our vision and work reflects the ever-changing needs of the people who live in this region.

By 2025, Galesburg Community Foundation will be a conduit for community problem solving. We will be the permanent, cohesive and reliable resource for giving in this region. We can accomplish this with your help.

We are committed to the idea that endowment is the greatest way to effect permanent, positive change forever. We know that more work needs to be done to spread that message. Sometimes it’s as simple as a phone call to our office.

This is our work: helping people create legacies for the things they are passionate about, for the things that you hold in your heart. It only takes a moment to pause and consider how your lifetime imprint in the community can positively impact generations to come. We want to walk alongside you and empower you as you make those decisions.

The Community Foundation is a place for everyone with a passion for making their community a better place. We’re glad to sit down and listen to your biggest ideas for our region and to help make those dreams a reality. No matter what your gift is, from $5 to millions of dollars, your contributions can and will make a significant difference in our region.

This is an exciting time to celebrate our success, thanks to so many generous community members and to think about the future. At your Community Foundation, we want to inspire. We want to motivate. We want to open eyes, and we want people to know that it is about more than money. This is our path forward to a healthier community and we are energized and hopeful as we take the next step into the future.

Tune in below to learn more about our vision for the future.




The new site of the FISH of Galesburg food pantry at the corner of Henderson and Main Streents.

A new home: FISH of Galesburg gets a facility upgrade

FISH of Galesburg has moved to its new home on Main Street.

Ribbon-cutting of the new River Bend Food Bank, Galesburg Branch and FISH of Galesburg food pantry

Celebrating our largest Mission Impact Investment: River Bend Food Bank, Galesburg Branch and FISH of Galesburg food pantry

The region celebrated the new home of River Bend Food Bank, Galesburg Branch and FISH of Galesburg food pantry with a public open house and ribbon-cutting on November 15.

Exterior of River Bend Food Bank - Galesburg Branch

New River Bend Food Bank Regional Hub and FISH Food Pantry to open with public ribbon-cutting celebration

Galesburg Community Foundation Mission Impact Investment boasts more resources, increased food access for families in need in Knox County and surrounding areas

In the new cooler space ae, from left, Lions Club Teasurer Dave Pearson, River bend Food Bank Galesburg Branch Site Director Aaron Baron, Galesburg Community Foundation President & CEO Josh Gibb, FISH of Galesburg President Diane Copeland, Lions Club Past President Kim Norton, and FISH of Galesburg Executive Director Elizabeth Culbertson.

Coming together to combat hunger: Lions Club leverages international investment for regional impact

It was during COVID-19 that the extent of food insecurity in the region became clear to the Galesburg Lions Club.

L to R: Galesburg Community Foundation Board President John McClean, Galesburg Public Library Foundation Executive Director Heather Sipes, Galesburg Community Foundation President & CEO Josh Gibb, and Galesburg Library Director Noelle Thompson.

New Galesburg Public Library Receives More Than $1 Million Through Match Grant

In just nine months, more than $1 million was raised for Galesburg’s new library through a match grant challenge by the Galesburg Community Foundation to the Galesburg Public Library Foundation.

Jordan Holcomb

Meet the New Assistant Manager at Community Treasures

Jordan Holcomb brings a love for customer service to his role as the assistant manager at Community Treasures, a trendy, philanthropic thrift shop.