Turnout Awards Grants to 41 Nonprofits

Every year, Galesburg Community Foundation awards grants to regional nonprofits through its annual grant cycle, The Turnout. This year 41 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.

“The goal of The Turnout is to empower local nonprofits to tell their story and ask specifically for what they need to make their important work happen. This year represents a significant milestone and reflects the growing generosity of our community and donors, as well as their commitment to empowering our local organizations,” says Jillian Isaacson, Director of Grants and Programs.

Donor Advisors Increase Gifts to Nonprofits

This year, more than $514,000 was awarded to nonprofits, a record-breaking amount for the annual grant cycle. This was in part thanks to individuals and families with donor advised funds at the Community Foundation.

“It’s an honor to connect our donor advisors with causes they care about. The Turnout provides a unique opportunity to make donors aware of the needs of local nonprofits while also collaborating with them to make grants that make our region a great place to live,” says Sarah Grant, Director of Development.

To learn more about Donor Advised Funds or Field of Interest Funds, reach out to Sarah Grant at sgrant@yourgcf.org 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 41 nonprofits will receive full funding for proposals submitted for the 2024 grant cycle:

  • Alternatives for the Older Adult, Caregiver Support Program
  • B.Y.E. Ambulance Service, Inc., Start the Heart – Take 3
  • Bishop Hill Heritage Association, 2025 Educational Programming
  • Blessings in a Backpack-Galesburg, Feeding Students: Addressing Escalating Food Expenses
  • CASA of West Central Illinois, Program Funding
  • Christmas in Action, Operations
  • Discovery Depot Children’s Museum, Smart from the Start
  • Eagle View Community Health System, Capacity Expansion
  • Family Planning Service of Western Illinois, Inc., Service for All
  • Galesburg Public Library, Mobility Enhancement
  • Galesburg Community Arts Center, Multigenerational Arts Education Access
  • Galesburg Community Chorus, Spring Concert Multimedia Symphony
  • Galesburg Rescue Mission and Women’s Shelter, Strategic Planning
  • Galesburg Symphony Society, 2024-2025 Symphony Series
  • GiGi’s Playhouse Quad Cities, Destination Discovery
  • Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois, Leadership Program
  • Heart of Illinois Big Brothers Big Sisters, Youth Mentoring Program
  • Historic Ellisville Restoration Organization (H.E.R.O.), Making a future in Forgotonia
  • Knox County Community Artisans, Administrative Coordinator
  • Knox County Housing Authority, REST: Restore, Energize, Strengthen, Transform
  • Knox Jazz Year, Educational Programing
  • Maple City Field of Dreams, Inc., Operations
  • Monmouth-Roseville Education Foundation, Guest Conductor
  • National Stearman Fly-In NFP Inc., External Sound System
  • Nova Singers, 2024-2025 Season
  • Prairie Players Civic Theatre, Operations
  • Prairie State Legal Services, Inc., Civil Legal Aid
  • Rainbow Riders Therapeutic Horseback Riding Center, Operations
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois, Keeping Families Close
  • Roseville Kids Place, Operations
  • Special Olympics Illinois, Region F Spring Games/ Basketball Qualifying Tournament
  • The Orpheum Theatre, Youth Entertainment Series (YES)
  • Thrive Community Services, Senior Care in Knox County
  • Triumph Services Inc, Camp Kidz
  • TRoLS  (Trail Riders of Lake Storey), 2024 Trol Goals
  • Turning Point Child Advocacy Center, Trauma Counseling Program Support
  • United C.U.S.D. #304, United Intermediate School Stage Curtains
  • United Way of Greater Warren County, Imagination Library & Beyond With Reading Unplugged / Born Learning Trails
  • Warren Achievement Center, Community Integration
  • Warren County Historical Society, The Great Nicola Magic Festival
  • Western Illinois University Foundation, Expanding Service Delivery with the Western Autism Center of Excellence

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