The mission of the Gilchrist Foundation is to further the philanthropy of its founder and her family with emphasis is on fostering the long-term viability of the charity and enabling special projects rather than supplying current operating funds.
The Gilchrist Foundation was established by Jocelyn Gilchrist in December 1998 to honor her family and further their interests. The first grants were made anonymously at the founder’s request, but after Ms. Gilchrist’s death in 2008, the name of the Foundation was used. The Foundation makes gifts to pre-selected charitable organizations that further its mission. Each spring several charities whose missions and interests match those of the Gilchrist Foundation are invited to submit applications for one of three types of grants: capital campaign grants, endowment grants, or special projects.
The mission of the Gilchrist Foundation is to carry out the philanthropy established by the Gilchrist family. The emphasis is on fostering the long-term viability of the charity and enabling special projects rather than supplying short-term operating funds. The Foundation provides incentives and funds to pre-selected non-profit organizations, with a preference for the Sioux City area. Interests considered for funding include: Wildlife & Conservation, Arts & Public Broadcasting, and Disaster Relief.
WILDLIFE & CONSERVATION
ARTS & PUBLIC BROADCASTING
The Gilchrist Foundation does not accept any unsolicited applications for funds, but makes grants to pre-selected charities which have been Invited to apply based on the perceived match of both organizations’ missions. The mission of The Gilchrist Foundation is to further the philanthropic interests of the Gilchrist family in the arts, wildlife and conservation, public broadcasting, and disaster relief. The Foundation provides incentives and funds to pre-selected non-profit organizations that further these goals, with a preference for the Sioux City area. Most grants are for a single year, but multi-year grants may be requested.
In 2014, the Gilchrist Foundation began an exciting new “micro-grant” grant opportunity for qualifying tax-exempt organizations that promote the Arts, wildlife or conservation. The program offers one-time grants up to $5,000.
Grant requests may be submitted at any time through the stream-lined application