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Does your organization want to apply for the Q4 2019 RETURN THE FAVOR grant? Click the link above to be taken to the application.


Thank you to all the organizations that submitted an application for Q3 2019! Once again, we're humbled and excited to learn about all the good work that happens in Knox County!

We are proud to announce that the Q3 2019 recipient of our Return the Favor giving initiative is…

W.I.N.G. (Western Illinois Nature Group)

We were very excited to learn about this local environmental preservation group!

In response to our survey question, here’s what the folks at W.I.N.G. had to say:

Tell us why our partnership would be beneficial?

“Although Blackthorn Hill is only 5 miles Northwest of Galesburg (or a 10 minute drive from KCBC!), few people know of it's existence. It's a beautiful 110 acre sanctuary bustling with wildlife activity and serene enough to relax and get away from it all. It's amazing the difference you see in kids and family bonding when you get away from the normal day-to-day activity and out into nature. We'd love to see that interaction with the outdoors and each other be more of the actual day-to-day norm! We would love to partner with Knox County Brewing to expand the awareness of our local, hidden gem with other like-minded individuals and families.” We can’t wait to visit!

For more information on W.I.N.G, you can visit their website (www.blackthornhill.org) or Facebook page, and stay tuned to our website (www.knoxcobrewco.com) and Facebook page for when we will start accepting applications for Q4 2019!

What does it mean to RETURN THE FAVOR?

Knox County Brewing Company is built on three values: charity, community, and local.

For us, charity simply means giving to those in need, and resourcing local organizations that serve others.

For every beer brewed at Knox County Brewing Company, a portion of that sale will be donated to a selected non-profit organization. Organizations remain the beneficiary of the “Return the Favor” giving initiative for a three-month period.

Organizations that serve a population group, specific demographic, or human-oriented cause in the way of social, economic, educational, community, or cultural development are eligible to be the beneficiary of this giving initiative.