Grant Eligibility

The John T. Vucurevich Foundation generally awards grants to organizations within the state of South Dakota, with preference given to western South Dakota and in particular to the Black Hills region. Additional requirements include:

  • Public charities that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and “not a private foundation” under Section 509(a) of the Code. Grants may also be awarded to United States governmental agencies or schools.
  • We do not award funds to individuals or international organizations.
  • Organizations are limited to one unsolicited grant request in any twelve-month period. If an organization is a current grantee and wants to request another grant upon completion of the current grant, after required reports have been submitted and approved, the Foundation will consider future requests.

If you wish to apply for a grant and your request falls into a program area we fund, and you meet our grant eligibility requirements, please send a Letter of Inquiry following the steps in How To Apply for a grant. After we review your Letter of Inquiry, we will contact you as to the next step in the application process. Please allow up to two months for Letter of Inquiry review. For further information please contact us by e-mail or call our office at 605-343-3141.