Grants Awarded - Education

2016

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Black Hills

Expansion of the Adopt A Class Program in conjunction with the Campaign for Grade Level Reading

Big Brothers Big Sisters Website

$220,000
Black Hills State University
STEM Summer Camp Scholarships
$2,500
Boys & Girls Club of Rosebud
General operations and programming
$165,000
Boys and Girls Club of the Greater Chippewa Valley
Renovations to the nutrition program area in the Mary Markquart Center in Eau Claire, WI
$250,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of the Black Hills
Security improvements to Hot Springs and Lead/Deadwood facilities, pre-school tuition and programming
$50,000
Dakota State University
Center for Theoretical Underground Physics (CETUP), a summer program where theorists and experimentalists work to serve as a collaboration point for scientists from the around the world interested in theoretical and experimental aspects of underground science to address the most exciting questions in particle and nuclear physics, astrophysics, geosciences, and geomicrobiology at the Sanford Underground Lab in Lead
$15,000
Friends of South Dakota Public Broadcasting
Science outreach events at Neutrino Day, a project of the Sanford Underground Research Facility, in Lead, SD and for educational projects at the Lakota Nation Invitational to be held in Rapid City mid December
$10,000
Literacy Council of the Black Hills
To help coordinate efforts and support volunteers due to the increase in community need for tutoring adults in basic reading and writing skills, as well as English language learning
$30,000
Northern Hills Alliance for Children
First Start Child Care and Pre-school Center in Deadwood
$548,000
Rapid City Club for Boys
General operations and programming
$100,000
South Dakota State University & University of South Dakota
International Nursing Research Conference scholarships
$5,222
Western Dakota Vocational Technical Institute (WDT)
Student Success Coach Initiative to increase retention and graduation rates among students living in poverty and provide training for faculty and staff in conjunction with the Prosperity Initiative
$668,764
Western Resources for Independent Living
Youth Transitions, a summer program for disabled youth
$6,900
YMCA of Rapid City
Jump Start Child Care Program, providing childcare for mothers and fathers attending school in the Rapid City Public School system or higher education
$202,991
Youth and Family Services
General operations and programming
$100,000
2016 Total $2,374,377