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.




Make a positive impact on your community

This giving season we are glad to work with you to help you achieve your philanthropic goals. If you are considering making a gift to benefit your community here are some important dates and tips.

Partners in philanthropy from the very beginning

David and his wife Nancy have seen the value of partnerships and generosity come to life over the years, as they have been involved with Galesburg Community Foundation from the very beginning.


Galesburg Community Foundation is pleased to announce the local nonprofit organizations receiving grant awards through their annual grant cycle, The Turnout.

Jack Larson Got it Right

Using his well-known radio show as a platform, Jack Larson shared the stories of the local needs he learned about to help ensure local students have access to musical instruments, and new shoes and socks.

Serving Warren County, forever

The heart of the work of the Warren County United Way has always been about collaboration—and community. “Our mission is built on a belief that we can get more done by working together,” said Jeannie Weber, executive director.

Shawn Hedden Named Director of Finance & Operations

Galesburg Community Foundation is pleased to announce that Shawn Hedden will serve as the organization’s Director of Finance & Operations.