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.
“Though 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 email@example.com 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