Generations Community Endowment Fund
Eligibility to Apply
To be eligible to apply, you must demonstrate all of the following characteristics:
I. A nonprofit, legally tax-exempt organization either applying for themselves or serving as a fiscal sponsor.
II. Located in and/or serving primarily the immediate Sioux Center area.
III. Serving a charitable purpose by enhancing the quality of life in Sioux Center.
IV. Applicants awarded a grant are not eligible to receive a grant in the following year
To celebrate Sioux Center's 125th anniversary in 2016, the Sioux Center Community Foundation provided $125,000 in initial funding for the Generations Community Endowment Fund. Earnings from the endowment will be used to provide grants to Sioux Center non-profit organizations. Grants will be awarded annually through a competitive application process.
Purpose for Grant Making
I. The Foundation makes grants to support creative and innovative programs, current or emerging charitable opportunities, services not presently offered and occasional capital projects – all of which should enhance the quality of life in the community. Grants are not made in support of annual operating budgets or of projects normally included therein.
II. Especially interesting are projects proposed by coalitions of service providers, by those likely to gain support from matching fund arrangements, and by those who have resources already committed including financial support, in-kind support, and a volunteer component (if applicable).
III. Projects funded should not represent significant duplication of initiatives already undertaken by other nonprofit agencies.
IV. Requests will generally be denied for multi-year grants, crisis intervention, current budget support, elimination of deficits, reduction of debt, or funding of completed projects.
V. Special attention will be given to projects that apply to broad segments of the Sioux Center population.
VI. Low priority will be given to programs or projects of churches which have a narrowly sectarian purpose. However, programs will be considered if they have an ecumenical base or are designed to serve persons in need of food, clothing, shelter or counseling without regard to their religious affiliation.