Grants Awarded - 2017

Arts

Chamber Music Festival
Sensory disability and education programs for children in Western South Dakota
$50,000
Hill City Arts Council
Implement a marketing strategy
$10,000
Rapid City Arts Council

Teen and Young Adult Arts Education Program

$55,000
Arts Total $115,000

Education

Excellence in Computer Programming
2017 International Collegiate Programming Contest World Finals held in Rapid City
$10,000
Literacy Council of the Black Hills

Operating support/program coordination due to the increase in community need for tutoring adults in basic reading and writing skills, as well as English language learning

$10,000
Rural America Initiatives
Capital Campaign for a new Prenatal to 5 Head Start/Community Center
$1,000,000
Sanford Underground Research Facility

Neutrino Day in Lead, the region's premier science festival, July 7-8, 2017

$8,000
Starting Strong Initiative/Early Childhood Connections
Scholarship program for preschool education for 3 and 4 year olds from low income families in Rapid City as part of our prosperity cradle to career initiative
$533,250
YMCA of Rapid City
Shaping the Future Capital Campaign
$1,000,000
Youth and Family Services
East Adams Campus Expansion Project Capital Campaign
$1,000,000
Education Total $3,561,250

Health and Human Services

CASA Program Seventh Circuit Court
General operating support for staffing, training and building the CASA volunteer base
$75,000
Fourth Circuit DUI Court

Assist participants and their families with miscellaneous expenses and educational services for the team and the participants

$10,000
Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA)
Summer Camp Program for children enrolled in MDA
$2,000
Northern Hills Drug Court
Assist participants/families with basic needs, training for the team, incentives for participants, as well as supplies for drug court graduation ceremonies
$10,000
Pennington County Health & Human Services
Discretionary funds for miscellaneous expenses where no other resource is available
$60,000
Spearfish Nutrition Site & Tree House Cafe
For their Senior Nutrition Program, providing meals in their dining room as well as to homebound and disabled recipients in Lawrence County
$10,000
Wellfully
Premier Adolescent Care Center Capital Campaign
$750,000
Health and Human Services Total $917,000

Other

Friends of South Dakota Public Broadcasting
Assist in the creation of the Black Hills Bureau
$10,000
Other Total $10,000
2017 Grand Total $4,603,250