Grants Awarded - 2017


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

Teen and Young Adult Arts Education Program

Arts Total $115,000


Excellence in Computer Programming
2017 International Collegiate Programming Contest World Finals held in Rapid City
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

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

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

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
YMCA of Rapid City
Shaping the Future Capital Campaign
Youth and Family Services
East Adams Campus Expansion Project Capital Campaign
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
Fourth Circuit DUI Court

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

Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA)
Summer Camp Program for children enrolled in MDA
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
Pennington County Health & Human Services
Discretionary funds for miscellaneous expenses where no other resource is available
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
Premier Adolescent Care Center Capital Campaign
Health and Human Services Total $917,000


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