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The Mortimer Levitt Foundation is dedicated to the purpose of helping communities across America establish their own Levitt venues and as the Levitt program evolves, Grant Awards are community-driven and focus on transforming neglected public spaces into thriving community destinations where all feel welcome. Since 2003, grants from the Levitt Foundation have brought permanent Levitt venues to six cities, with three more in development. In its first year in 2015, the Levitt AMP Music Series took place in 10 towns and cities, coast to coast. In 2016 and 2017, Levitt AMP grants have been awarded to 15 towns and cities, due to demonstrated need and a robust applicant pool.


A  matching grant of $25,000 was recently awarded to the Galva Arts Council for a series of musical acts to be presented this year.


Recently, Galva Arts Council board members Tom Campbell and Kathy Cuff attended the Levitt Foundation convening in Los Angeles. The convening provides education, contacts and resources to help make the Levitt AMP Galva Music Series be the best it can be!


Upcoming fundraisers for the Levitt Amp Galva Grant

Feb. 25 – Bishop Hill Bakery and Eatery Pizza Night - Let Galva Arts Council and friends deliver you fresh-baked homemade pizza made by Bishop Hill baker Tom Campbell. Place your order for either a delicious 9" Double Cheese or Sausage Focaccia Pizza ($15 or more donation per pizza.) Deliveries will be made to the towns of Bishop Hill, Galva, Cambridge and Kewanee starting at 4pm on Sunday, February 25th. All proceeds go toward the Levitt AMP Galva Concert Series this summer!


Orders for up to 60 pizzas will be taken until noon, Wednesday, February 21 by calling Tom at (309)644-2542, emailing, through Facebook or in person at Bishop Hill Bakery & Eatery during business hours. A call or text message will be sent before delivery. Please specify upon ordering your preferred method of payment: Facebook, the Galva Arts Council website or upon delivery (delivery drivers will carry no change.)


Whiskey Tasting - Join the Galva Art Council as we tour the Whiskeys of the World March 1st at 6:30 pm. Local whiskey historian Brian “Fox” Ellis will guide us through the nuanced flavors of fine Irish, Scotch, and Bourbon Whiskeys in a fund raiser for the Levitt Amp Galva Concert series. Tickets are just $30 and we are limited to just 30 seats, so make your reservations now by email at or by calling 563-293-6986.


If you’d like to make a donation, mail a check or money order to Galva Arts Council, PO Box 29, Galva, Illinois. Please put “Levitt Grant” in the memo line. You can also donate through Facebook (Galva Arts Council – Galva, Illinois) or through our webpage

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