Photo of the Needles rock formation in the Black Hills

In light of this unprecedented time the John T. Vucurevich Foundation is adjusting to the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re assessing how we can be most supportive to our communities. The Foundation will be focusing our grantmaking on the COVID-19 pandemic response. We don’t yet know what the greatest needs will be or how we can best support those needs. We do know that the hardships created will be challenging for all.

To do this we will be working with our current grantees and community partners to navigate pressing needs. We are suspending our normal grantmaking process at this time as JTVF works to understand and plan next steps forward.


The John T. Vucurevich Foundation invests in organizations to enhance the quality of life for disadvantaged individuals and families with an emphasis on building prosperity from cradle to career. 

Our focus within South Dakota is the West River area, in particular the Black Hills region.