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Capital Campaign Grant

Grants to Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota Nonprofits for
Capital Projects for Arts, Wildlife, Conservation, and Disaster Relief

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Foundation / Corporation

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Gilchrist Foundation

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Deadline Date:

06/28/19 5:00 PM CDT Receipt


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Grants starting at $5,000 to Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota nonprofit organizations working in the areas of wildlife, conservation, arts, public broadcasting, or disaster relief to support capital projects. Applicants must request an invitation to apply prior to submitting a full application. The Foundation has a preference for organizations in the Sioux City area.

The goal of a capital campaign grant is to make a significant contribution to worthy renovation or expansion projects that will enhance the mission of the recipient charity. Some preference is given to the use of foundation funds to stimulate matching funds. Over the years, the Gilchrist Foundation has made about 55% of its total grants to endowment and capital campaigns. The Foundation also has a pattern of awarding about 45% of its total grants to the Arts, including not only the fine arts, but also cultural and historical groups.

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 nonprofit organizations, with a preference for the Sioux City area. Interests considered for funding include Wildlife and Conservation, Arts and Public Broadcasting, and Disaster Relief.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 156856

Estimated Size of Grant:

Requests of $5,001 or above.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Foundation provides incentives and funds to pre-selected nonprofit organizations, with a preference for the Sioux City area.

Applications must provide a copy of their organization's IRS determination of tax-exempt status.

Pre-Application Information:

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.

Request for Consideration for Invitation in due by April 1, 2019.

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 Capital Campaign Application. You can preview the Capital Campaign Application in Supporting Documents, below. Friday, June 28, 2019, 5:00 p.m. CDT, is the application deadline for grants awarded in 2019. Notification of decision anticipated July 19, 2019.

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Request for Invite:

Or mail the invitation request form to:
Security National Bank
601 Pierce St.
Sioux City, IA 51101

Applications should be sent to:
Gilchrist Foundation, ATTN: Cari Gehling
Security National Bank
P.O. Box 147
Sioux City, Iowa 51102

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Iowa: Sioux City area;   Nebraska;   South Dakota