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Our History

The SG Foundation was founded by Stuart C. Gildred Sr. along with co-founders Richard Kieding and William Sauer in 1984. From its inception the goal of the SG Foundation has been to help the less fortunate of the world to live better lives using the strong Judeo-Christian values of the founders as guidelines. Stuart Gildred was the sole Trustee and President of the SG Foundation until his passing in 2001.

Stu was most interested in smaller organizations that were committed to and capable of providing humanitarian services to the poor, especially long- term development projects. He was partial to NGOs that might otherwise have difficulty obtaining funding. And, since the poorest of the poor are more readily found outside the boundaries of the United States, the majority of the annual grant budget was designated for international programs.

Our Founding

Our Interests


Most of the grants awarded by the SG Foundation can be described by one of the following categories: community development, literacy and youth education, job training and programs that promote entrepreneurial efforts, health and nutrition programs, and clean water projects.  We love supporting small, grassroots groups.

SG Foundation grants are issued in varying amounts but average $10,000 per grant. The Trustees approve grant amounts based upon the proven need for funding and compatibility with the SG Foundation goals.


Over the years since inception the SG Foundation has awarded over $40 million.


Current Board & Foundation Staff

Lynn C. Gildred              President
Todd Gildred                   Vice President
Tyler Gildred                   Vice President
Duane Serritslev             Treasurer

Pamela Grattan               Executive Director 

Caleigh Hernandez         Programs Analyst

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