Grants Awarded - 2018

Arts

Black Hills Film Festival

Featuring the art form of film to Black Hills communities

$9,400
Historic Homestake Opera House Society
Operations and marketing for education programs
$48,000
Rapid City Arts Council
Teen and Young Adult Art Education Program
$60,000
Arts Total $117,400

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
Rural America Initiatives
After school programming for middle school students in the ateyapi Project Wiconzani Program in Rapid City
$200,000
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 $1,113,500

Health and Human Services

American Red Cross
Matching grant of $75,000 for the purchase of a next-generation Emergency Response vehicle and $25,000 to support the Home Fire Campaign
$100,000
CASA Northern Hills
Technology updgrades and surveillance software
$16,750
CASA Program Seventh Circuit Court
General operating support (over three years) for staffing, training and building the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) volunteer base
$225,000
Feeding South Dakota
Rapid City School Back Pack Program to supply food on the weekend for children in need
$50,000
Good Shepherd Clinic
Support for the Immunization Program (over five years) at their free medical clinic in Spearfish
$70,000
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
Hope Gospel Mission
Capital Campaign for the Hope Renewal Center for Women and Children in Eau Claire, WI
$50,000
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
One Heart
One Heart, A Place for Hope and Healing is a proposed transformation campus to elevate the human spirit and the spirit of the Rapid City community.  By providing transitional housing and co-locating a variety of services - from addiction and mental health counseling to life skills and job training - we can more efficiently, effectively and collectively help our neighbors without homes move into permanent housing and a better quality of life.  The campus would offer person-centered, trauma-informed, recovery-oriented care; in return, each adult resident would be expected to create a self-directed income plan, housing plan and agree to live clean and sober
$5,250,000
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 $6,323,750

Other

Black Hills Area Community Foundation
Matching dollars to encourage nonprofits to grow their endowments
$300,000
Dale Clement Honorarium
University of South Dakota (Barbara Hughes Clement Program Endowment Fund)
$8,666
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
Eric Abrahamson Honorarium
Black Hills Area Community Foundation (Operations Challenge Gift)
$1,588
Friends of the MacKenzie Environmental Center, Inc.
Capital improvements to the MacKenzie Environment Center in Poynette, WI
$20,000
Helpline Center
  • $80,000 - General operating support for Black Hills 211 Helpline Center to provide callers with information about and referrals to social services for every day needs and in times of crisis, and the Volunteer Connections Program to help maintain a volunteer database in Rapid City to provide a critical link between great community volunteers and the nonprofit agencies that need them
  • $7,400 - For promotion of the VITA and AARP free income tax preparation service for the 2018 tax year in the Black Hills, in partnership with AARP

$87,400
Jennifer Trucano Honorarium
YMCA of Rapid City
$6,000
Merrill Optimist Club
Help create an inclusive playground in Merrill, SD
$25,000
Other Total $698,654
2018 Grand Total $8,253,304