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

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.

Knoxville Community Benefits From Lifelong Relationships

Knoxville Community Fund provides a meaningful way for community members to give back to the place they call home.

ORPHEUM THEATRE PRESENTS YES!

Students from 10 area school districts learn how awesome ecology is with the rockin’ eco hero, Steve Trash.

WALTER & ROSE SAMPSON FUND INVESTMENTS IN COMMUNITY

Walter (Walt) Sampson of Galesburg understood the impact investing in rural communities can have.

One Planned Gift. Unlimited Potential.

They say it only takes one person to make a difference.