Grants Awarded - 2014

Arts

Arts Rapid City
Matching funds for the Bush Foundation Community Innovation grant to build and incubate a shared services module for the local creative sector, which includes consultation, research calendar, scheduling, ticketing software and services, based on priorities identified by the Future of the Arts Collaborative
$55,000
Chamber Music Festival

Chamber Music Festivals and youth programming in the Black Hills area and Pine Ridge Reservation, and a part-time Artistic Director/Education Coordinator

$40,000
Gathering of People, Wind and Water

Native Art Market and Cultural Celebration at Main Street Square in Rapid City

$5,000
Rapid City Arts Council

Teen and young adults' arts programming and marketing

$35,000
Rushmore Music Camp

Scholarships for students attending Rushmore Music Camp

$2,000
Arts Total $137,000

Education

Black Hills State University

Scholarships

$225,000
Boys and Girls Club of Rosebud

General operations and programming

$60,000
Clarke Community Elementary School

To implement Steven Covey's "The Leader in Me" Program in the Clarke School District

$10,000
Dakota State University

Center for Theoretical Underground Physics (CETUP), a summer program where theorists and experimentalists work collaboratively to pursue the scientific goals of DUSEL (Deep Underground Science Experiment 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.

$10,975
Hagen-Harvey Memorial Scholarship Program

South Dakota Native American Scholarship Fund

$42,000
Multi-Cultural Center of Sioux Falls

Native Youth Club, a Native American cultural program to increase awareness of cultural traditions, history, symbolism and language, and provide homework assistance for students K-5 attending school in Sioux Falls

$10,000
Northern Hills Alliance for Children

For their First Start Child Care and Pre-school Center in Deadwood

$41,721
Oglala Lakota College

Scholarships

$90,000
Partnership Rapid City

TeenUp (A community youth engagement program)

$17,500
Rapid City Club for Boys

Afterschool programming for boys ages 6 to 17

$99,247
Rural America Initiatives

Ateyapi Program providing mentoring, support for school success, physical and general wellness activities to Native American children in the Rapid City School District

$200,000
South Dakota School of Mines & Technology

Scholarships

$285,000
South Dakota State University

Scholarships

$405,000
South Dakota State University Extension

Partnering with Oyate Center at Lakota Homes and Rural America Initiatives Ateyapi youth mentoring program to provide gardening education programs in Rapid City

$5,500
Starting Strong Program/Early Childhood Connections

Scholarship program for preschool education for 3 and 4 year olds from low income families in Rapid City

$567,500
United Way of the Black Hills

To adopt the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Initiative in Rapid City in partnership with the Rapid City Area School District

$375,870
University of South Dakota

Scholarships

$435,000
Western Dakota Vocational Technical Institute

Scholarships

$240,000
Youth and Family Services

Girls, Inc. Program for afterschool programming for girls ages 6 to 17 in Rapid City

$100,000
Education Total $3,235,313

Health and Human Services

Action for the Betterment of Our Community (ABC)

To implement a multi-leveled diversion program for adjudicated youth in Sturgis

$50,000
Bethany Christian Services

To recruit, qualify, and formally train host families for the Safe Families for Children Program in Rapid City

$120,000
Cornerstone Rescue Mission

Help purchase and renovate a new facility for the Women's and Children's Home

$500,000
Crisis Intervention Shelter Service

Strategic Planning for the Domestic Violence Shelter in Sturgis, SD

$40,000
Douglas County Memorial Hospital

Capital Campaign for Douglas County Memorial Hospital as a match grant with Farmers State Bank in Stickney, SD

$10,000
Feeding South Dakota

Rapid City food distribution programs including Food Pantry, Backpack Program and Food Bank

$115,000
Hope Center

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

$93,600
Lifeways

"Picture this…" Photography Contest for youth, adults and professionals in the Rapid City community, to inspire wellness and health related to substance abuse prevention/intervention services

$5,550
Mayo Clinic Health System

Match grant with United Bank for expansion of the clinic/hospital in Osseo, Wisconsin

$25,000
National Relief Charities

To help fund and equip a mobile food processing unit targeting nine Indian tribes located in South Dakota

$60,000
Native American Advocacy Program

Isnati Awica Lowanpi (Young Women's Ceremony Camp) and planning for Zuya Camp (Young Men's Camp)

$10,000
Northern Hills Drug Court

Assist participants/families with basic needs, medical or dental needs, psychiatric assessments or consults, educational services for the NHDC Team and ancillary services to participant families.

$10,000
Passages Women's Transitional Living

Residential re-entry support program in Rapid City providing services to women coming out of incarceration

$55,500
Pennington County Health & Human Services

Discretionary funds for individual's miscellaneous expenses where no other resource is available

$50,000
Rural Meade Ambulance Service

To purchase equipment

$12,827
Spare Key

Matching grant for housing support payments for South Dakota families living through a child's medical crisis.

$20,000
St. Francis Mission

Anti-bullying program in collaboration with Rosebud Tribal Council, reservation schools and local organizations

$40,000
Victims of Violence Intervention Center

Operations for Artemis House & Boutique in Spearfish

$77,615
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

$50,000
White Buffalo Calf Woman Society

General operating support for their violence shelter serving the Rosebud and Pine Ridge Indian Reservations

$69,483
Working Against Violence, Inc. (WAVI)

Domestic Violence Shelter General Operations

$70,000
Young Life

Expansion of Wyldlife, a mentoring program geared toward middle school adolescents in the Rapid City area

$180,000
Health and Human Services Total $1,664,575

Other

Helpline Center

Volunteer Connection Project, a collaboration to implement a database in Rapid City for volunteer coordination, Black Hills 211, and promotion of the VITA and AARP free income tax preparation service for the 2014 tax year

$247,575
Native Youth Leadership Alliance

South Dakota Fellow Leadership Development and Community Initiatives

$35,000
NeighborWorks Dakota Home Resources

Help rebuild Willow Park in North Rapid City, including play structure equipment

$15,000
Prairie Hills Transit

Match grant required to receive Federal State of Good Repair funding to purchase mechanical tools and equipment to assist in providing affordable transportation in the rural areas of the Black Hills

$15,000
Retired Senior Volunteer Program

Train volunteers for volunteer services, evaluation and software updates in Spearfish, SD

$12,200
Other Total $324,775
2014 Grand Total $5,361,663