The goal of a project grant is to allow recipients to enhance existing programs or to offer new programs that will further the mission and outreach of the organization. The expectation is that foundation support for a program is temporary and the program will become self-sustaining. It is not the intention of the Gilchrist Foundation to become a permanent budget line item in support of an ongoing program, even one that closely matches the Gilchrist Foundation’s mission.

Over the years, the Gilchrist Foundation has made about 45% of its total grant awards to special projects. While some grants have gone to social service agencies or institutions of higher education, they have had a conservation or arts purpose.

View an example of the Project Grant Application.


Apply For Invite

Any entity wishing to apply for funding from the Foundation will need to first request an INVITATION to apply. Upon approval, the entity may download, complete and submit its application.

You will find the REQUEST FOR INVITATION button below. Please complete and submit the document online here or print the PDF and mail to:

Security National Bank
601 Pierce St.
Sioux City, IA 51101

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