Grants and Projects

The Galena Foundation has initiated many partnerships to preserve the history of Galena. In addition to working first-hand on projects, the Foundation provides grants to enable organizations to complete preservation work.

The Galena Foundation grants funds to not-for-profit organizations whose efforts align with the mission of the Foundation. To apply download an application to apply.

2015

Turner Hall Restoration

Recipient: City of Galena
Estimated Award: $106,975.00

Kohlsaat Bridge Plaque

Recipient: Galena/JDC Historic Society
Award: $750.00

Jo Daviess County Courthouse Exterior Work

Recipient: Jo Daviess County
Award: $10,000.00

Grant Park Tree Inventory

Recipient: City of Galena
Award: $2,000.00

Front Museum Porch and Entry Step Painting

Recipient: Galena/Jo Daviess County Historical Society
Award: $1,000.00

2014

Alfie Mueller Exhibit

Galena Foundation Project
Project Contribution: $2,000.00

Geological Survey Guidebook

Recipient: League of Women Voters Education Fund
Award: $2,000.00

Old Market House Welcome Center Exterior Painting

Recipient: VisitGalena.org
Award: $10,775.00

Hess House Exterior Porch and Shutter Restoration

Recipient: Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation
Award: $6,515.00

Replacement of Exterior Doors

Recipient: First United Methodist Church
Award: $7,667.43

2013

Grant Park Gazebo

Recipient: City of Galena
Award: $24,954.50

Grant/Washburne Neighborhood Fence Project

Recipient: Galena State Historic Sites
Award: $5,000.00

Front Doors & Stained Glass Window

Recipient: St. Matthew Lutheran Church
Award: $7,230.00

Repair Exterior Steps

Recipient: Methodist Church
Award: $2,293.00

RuskinARC

Galena Foundation Project
Project Contribution: $26,932.00

2012

Washburne State Historic Site

Recipient: Galena State Historic Sites
State Grant: $50,000.00
The Galena Foundation helped manage the grant.

2011

Old Train Depot Restoration

Galena Foundation Project
Project Contribution: $103,960.00

U.S. Grant Home Pathway

Recipient: City of Galena
Award: $10,000.00

Steeple

Recipient: Galena Methodist Church
Award: $5,000.00

2010

Historic District Survey

Recipient: City of Galena
Award: $2,696.28

Masonry Chimney Restoration

Recipient: Galena Art & Recreation Center
Award: $1,547.50

Stonework

Recipient: Galena Public Library District
Award: $3,762.50

Historic Preservation Through Modern Technology

Recipient: Galena/Jo Daviess County Historical Society
Award: $20,000.00

High School Steps Sign

Galena Foundation Project
Project Contribution: $1,417.75

2009

Turner Hall Steps

Recipient: City of Galena
Award: $9,762.00

Building Restoration

Recipient: Oddfellows
Award: $8,779.00

2008

Galena River Trail Interpretive Signs

Recipient: Galena Rotary Club
Award: $700.00

2007

Grant Park Gazebo

Recipient: City of Galena
Award: $11,000.00

U.S. Grant Statue

Recipient: City of Galena
Award: $11,500.00

Museum Renovations

Recipient: Galena Historical Society & Museum
Award: $16,574.00

2006

Belden School Restoration

Recipient: Belden School Restoration Committee
Award: $5,000.00

Library Roof Replacement

Recipient: Galena Public Library
Award: $10,000.00

2005

Digital Preservation of Galena’s Photographic Heritage

Recipient: Galena/Jo Daviess County Historical Society
Award: $3,524.00

Fire Department Pumper

Galena Foundation Project
Project Contribution: $5,000.00

2004

Grant Park Fountain

Galena Foundation Project