Grants Awarded - 2018

Arts

Black Hills Film Festival

Featuring the art form of film to Black Hills communities

$9,400
Arts Total $9,400

Education

Action for the Betterment of Our Community (ABC)
To purchase a facility for ABC's substance abuse prevention and diversion programs
$250,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Black Hills
For the Adopt A Class Program to provide mentors for elemetary age children in three Rapid City schools.
$83,500
Black Hills State University
2018 Camp Invention
$5,000
Boys and Girls Club of the Black Hills
For their sites located in Lead, Hill City and Hot Springs - safety and security upgrades, preschool sholarships and curriculum, technology upgrades, and general operating support
$115,000
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
Rapid City Area School District
College and Career Readiness Best Practices to accelerate capacity to better support students, staff and families
$177,000
Rapid City Club for Boys
General operating support for afterschool programming
$100,000
Red Cloud Indian School
Support for the construction of housing units in Pine Ridge for retention and recruitment of teachers
$50,000
Sanford Underground Research Facility
Neutrino Day in Lead, the region's premier science festival, July 14, 2018
$8,000
South Dakota Humanities Council
Statewide Young Readers Initiative
$5,000
South Dakota School of Mines & Technology Foundation
Scholarships for Green Chemistry Summer Camp
$10,000
Youth and Family Services
General operations for the Girls Inc. Program
$100,000
Education Total $913,500

Health and Human Services

Hope Center
Operating support for the drop-in day center in Rapid City for those living in poverty and the homeless, providing advocacy services and lifelong learning classes, a telephone/message center, mailing center, and a space for individual storage
$72,000
Love, Inc.
To remodel a newly purchased facility in Rapid City
$250,000
Northern Hills Drug & 4th Circuit DUI Courts
Assist participants and their families with ancillary services to encourage and reinforce positive behavior while participating in the program
$20,000
Pennington County DUI & Drug Courts
Assist participants and their families with ancillary services to encourage and reinforce positive behavior while participating in the program
$40,000
Pennington County Health & Human Services
Discretionary funds for miscellaneous expenses where no other resource is available and their contingency management tiered incentive program for their Safe Solutions Program
$75,000
Volunteers of America
For Mommy's Closet, providing basic life necessities to families with children up to age five including housing, food, diapers, and clothing
$35,000
Working Against Violence, Inc. (WAVI)
Operating support for Project SAFE, children's programs and community outreach and education efforts related to domestic violence
$70,000
Health and Human Services Total $562,000

Other

Elevate Rapid City

Over five years, to invest in a joint venture between Rapid City Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Partnership Foundation and Ellsworth Development Authority specifically related to their workforce development strategy

$250,000
Friends of the MacKenzie Environmental Center, Inc.
Capital improvements to the MacKenzie Environment Center in Poynette, WI
$20,000
Merrill Optimist Club
Help create an inclusive playground in Merrill, SD
$25,000
Other Total $295,000
2018 Grand Total $1,779,900