Growing Together Establishes Fund with Galesburg Community Foundation

GALESBURG, Ill. (August 14, 2013) – The Galesburg Community Foundation (GCF) recently approved Growing Together, Inc. as a designated fund holder, meaning the organization can receive assistance from GCF to meet their philanthropic goals. This
includes a presence on GCF’s website, www.ahealthycommunity.org, where donors can
specifically give to Growing Together. The foundation will also assist Growing Together
with donation management, planned giving programs, investment management and
administrative needs.
The partnership is a perfect example of two organizations working together to create a healthier community. GCF strives to connect people to the things they care about and Growing Together is working to encourage local residents to use innovative agricultural strategies to support themselves, others and the community.
Josh Gibb, GCF executive director said, “This is a great opportunity to help Growing Together further build their organization and achieve their goals in battling food security issues locally. We look forward to helping Growing Together reach their philanthropic goals and working together to better serve the community.”
Growing Together began actively operating earlier this year and has already established an ambitious schedule. Matt Wallen, who serves as Growing Together’s Farm Manager, planted an acre with 30 different crops and has implemented projects served by 60 volunteers. The group also started an innovative Farm to Fork agricultural camp at Knox College this summer. The organization looks to continue these activities in the future, while expanding to provide more educational opportunities and food to the greater Galesburg community.
For more information about the many ways your organization can partner with GCF visit www.ahealthycommunity.org or contact Josh Gibb at 309-344-8898. For more information about Growing Together visit www.growingtogether.us or call Matt Wallen at 309-313-5039.