The Turnout

The Turnout 2023 Awards Grant to 37 Nonprofits

Every year, Galesburg Community Foundation awards grants to regional nonprofits through its annual grant cycle, The Turnout. This year, 37 nonprofit organizations who submitted proposals were fully funded.

Grants for The Turnout come from the Community Foundation’s unrestricted Impact Fund and Field of Interest Funds along with contributions from generous community donors who hold Donor Advised Funds at the Community Foundation.

“Through The Turnout, nonprofits have the chance to share their stories and engage with individuals who are eager to contribute and make a difference in their community,” said Jillian Isaacson, Director of Grants & Programs at the Community Foundation.

Donor Advisors Increase Gifts to Nonprofits

This year, more than $384,000 was awarded to the nonprofits, the largest amount in the history of the annual grant cycle. This was thanks to donors with funds at the Community Foundation.

“I think that the grant requests from nonprofits really resonated with our donors,” said Sarah Grant, Community Foundation Director of Development. “While individuals and families with Donor Advised Funds can support causes throughout the year, The Turnout offers them a unique opportunity to see the many needs in the region, all in one place.”

To learn more about Donor Advised Funds or Field of Interest Funds, reach out to Sarah Grant at or call 309.344.8898.

See Who Received Grants

Turnout grants are awarded in four areas: arts, culture, and community enhancement; health and human services; education and workforce development; and nonprofit capacity, sustainability, and reinvention. The following 37 nonprofits will receive full funding for proposals submitted for the 2023 grant cycle:

Alternatives for the Older Adult – Alternatives Support

Best Buddies International – Best Buddies Friendship

Bishop Hill Heritage Association – 2024 Educational Programing

Bridgeway, Inc. – Discover Wellness Summit

BYE Ambulance Service – Start the Heart, Take 2

CASA of West Central Illinois – Program Funding 2023

Central Congregational Church – Extended Offerings

Choral Dynamics of Galesburg – Benefit Performances

Corpus Christi Catholic Church – Leadership Development

Costa Catholic Academy – Greenhouse for Costa Catholic Academy

Crossroads Cultural Connections – Visiting Artist School Program

Discovery Depot Children’s Museum – Smart from the Start

Eagle View Community Health – Recharge Teen Center

Family Planning of Western IL – Service for All

Galesburg Community Chorus – Outreach to Area Students

Galesburg Heritage Days – Galesburg Heritage Days 2023

Galesburg Public Library – Galesburg Reads!

Galesburg Youth Athletic Club – Continuing Carlos’ Legacy

Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois – Leadership Program in Knox and Warren Counties

Habitat for Humanity of Knox County – Safe & Secure IT Upgrades

Heart of IL Big Brothers Big Sisters – Youth Mentoring Program

Historic Ellisville Restoration Organization – Serving Seniors Project

Knox-Galesburg Symphony – Summerfest: The Art of Song

Knox Jazz Year – Educational Programing 2023

National Stearman Fly-In NFP, Inc. – Stearman Community Center Audio

Nova Singers – 2023-24 Season

Prairie State Legal Services – Civil Legal Aid

Rainbow Riders Therapeutic Horseback Riding Center – General Operations

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois – Home Away From Home

Roseville Kids Place – 20 + Years of Successful Operations 2023

Special Olympics Illinois – Spring Games 2024

Stone Hayes Center for Independent Living – Project Mobility

The Orpheum Theatre – Youth Entertainment Series

Triumph Services, Inc. – Camp Kidz-Tonz of Summer Fun

Turning Point Child Advocacy Center – Trauma Counseling Program

United Way of Greater Warren County – Imagination Library & Community Literacy

Warren Achievement Center – Community Integration

Spread the word:


You might also like to read:

Subscribe Now

Haley Sloss

Charitable Giving Coordinator

Short Bio

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.