The Gilchrist Foundation’s capital campaigns, endowments and project grants help fund existing programs, ongoing projects, renovations and expansions that support the arts and public broadcasting, wildlife and conservation and disaster relief across Siouxland. The foundation pledges tens of thousands of dollars each year to help support these types of projects but also understands there are times when just a little help is needed. That’s where the foundation’s micro-grants come in.Read More
The Gilchrist Foundation is proud to support the arts in Siouxland and we love being there when the completed projects - that our grants helped fund - are officially unveiled. UnityPoint Health - St. Luke’s, located in Sioux City, recently unveiled two completed projects that were supported by our grants, the Pierce Street Project and the newly renovated pediatric playroom.Read More
Each year the Gilchrist Foundation invites Siouxland nonprofits with ties to the arts and public broadcasting, wildlife and conservation and disaster relief to submit applications for its endowment and capital campaign grants and project grants. The annual grant cycle begins in April and ends in mid-July.Read More
The wait is over. One of the Gilchrist Foundation’s biggest campaign projects is now officially a reality. The Gilchrist Learning Center, the Sioux City Art Center’s new 11,000-square-foot addition, opened for classes on September 24.Read More
Fall is synonymous with back to school and some of the most beloved classes involve the arts. Instilling a passion for the arts early, helps transform students into adults who love the arts and continue to support its programs throughout their lives. That’s why the Gilchrist Foundation is proud to support area schools and colleges that put a priority on art education.Read More
Summer is full of fun outdoor activities like festivals, food trucks, boating and baseball. Yet, this exciting time of the year is also one of the most dangerous due to severe weather. May through September is prime time for tornadoes, floods and hurricanes and the impact these natural disasters have on us is devastatingRead More
The Gilchrist Foundation has a passion for supporting the arts, creative dramatics and nature education for all Siouxlanders. That’s why we’ve pledged a matching endowment fund grant of $100,000 to Camp High Hopes. That means every dollar the camp raises; we will match it dollar-for-dollar.
Mark your calendars, the deadline for 2018 grant applications is June 29, 2018. If you’ve been invited to apply for funding, make sure to get your applications to us by then. If you’re interested in applying for one of our grants, there are a couple things you should know.Read More
Spring is in the air! And, although it felt like it a took a little longer to arrive this year, warmer days are ahead, perfect for enjoying the outdoors at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center.Read More
The newest outlet for art education in Sioux City will start welcoming community members this fall. Take a drive down Pierce Street in Sioux City, and you can see construction for the Sioux City Art Center’s new Gilchrist Learning Center is currently well under way.Read More
The Gilchrist Foundation is proud to annually award grants to organizations whose projects align with our mission to promote wildlife and conservation, the arts and public broadcasting, and disaster relief.Read More
The Gilchrist Foundation is excited to help fund two downtown Sioux City murals that highlight the feel and culture of Sioux City.
Our foundation awarded Downtown Partners a $25,000 grant to commission two new murals, one at 5th and Douglas and the other on Historic Fourth Street, as part of the Sioux City Mural Project. The project promotes the arts in the city through the creation and installation of murals on building facades.Read More