WE LAY THE GROUNDWORK FOR SIMPLE AND EFFECTIVE PHILANTHROPY

At Galesburg Community Foundation, helping your community is easier than ever. It is our belief that anyone can be a philanthropist. We help donors discover the many ways to give. When it’s time to make a gift, Galesburg Community Foundation will help connect you to the causes you care about most. GCF also makes it simple for nonprofit organizations to apply for grants, and we offer a network of relationships with community leaders, professional development, training and skills to help your nonprofit organizations find footing on solid ground.

Our blueprint for healthy communities

Identify
and address community needs
Connect
to causes you care about
Provide
tools and training to nonprofits
Distribute
grants to local nonprofits
Encourage
education and volunteerism
Simplify
your philanthropy
GCF is a positive influence in the growth of local philanthropy.
– CARL NIXON

FEATURED STORIES & NEWS

DISCRETIONARY GRANT HELPS WESTERN ILLINOIS WIND BAND WOW AUDIENCE DURING CONCERT

Galesburg Community Foundation recently had the opportunity to award a Discretionary Grant to The Western Illinois Wind Band. The band made up of approximately 46 community members from across our region.

JAMIESON COMMUNITY CENTER COMBATS HUNGER IN WARREN COUNTY

With 78% of Warren County residents eligible for SNAP assistance, Jamieson Community Center is providing healthy food through their pantry to impact change toward healthy dietary habits.

Competitive Grant Training To Open With Mandatory Meeting

RSVP today for the 2018 grant cycle, which will open with a mandatory grant training on Thursday, June 21.

KNOXVILLE COMMUNITY FUND OPENS 2018 GRANT CYCLE

The Knoxville Community Fund, a fund of Galesburg Community Foundation, is pleased to announce their 2018 grant cycle. This grant opportunity funds projects that shape the future and promote the well-being of the Knoxville community.

Planned Giving: Getting the Proper Start

Join us for Planned Giving: Getting the Proper Start, Monday, June 4- Wednesday, June 6.

Forefront to Open Regional Office

The new regional office will support Western Illinois and is in partnership with Galesburg Community Foundation.

LOVING BOTTOMS DIAPER BANK SEES GROWTH

Today, three years after its founding, Loving Bottoms Diaper bank is helping families in need of diapers.

HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS

For the Godsil’s gifting their home was the right avenue– it was a hidden gem. With the gift of their home the Godsil’s doubled the benefit the community received.

LOCAL ARTS GROW WITH ENDOWMENTS

Endowment funds promote nonprofit sustainability by providing annual distributions in support of their respective work and missions.