Project Grant

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.


Any entity wishing to apply for funding from the Foundation will need to first request an INVITATION to apply. You have the opportunity to request an invitation one of two ways: request online or via mail.

SUBMIT ONLINE: Click the button below and submit the invitation request form.

SUBMIT VIA MAIL: Click the button below, print and complete the invitation request form, and mail to the following address:

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


STEP TWO: Apply for Funding

Upon approval of your request for invitation to apply for funding, you will be sent a URL link where you can download, complete, and submit your Project Grant Application. You can preview the Project Grant Application here.