Grants Awarded - 2023

Abbot House, Inc.
Support for a foster home in Rapid City
American Red Cross
For families affected by disaster, and to increase capacity of volunteers and assist with disaster preparation for at-risk populations
Behavior Management Systems
New Start Housing Collaborative, providing housing vouchers for individuals and families unable to accesspublic housing; clients receive extensive case management and support services
Chamber Music Festival of the Black Hills
Free educational music programming for youth in the Black Hills
Chanku Waste Ranch
A mentoring program engaging local laborers to build skills and complete home repairs on the Pine Ridge Reservation
Early Childhood Connections
Starting Strong Initiative, a scholarship program for preschool education for 3 and 4 year olds from low income families
Friends of South Dakota Public Broadcasting
Early Learning Initiative to collaborate with stakeholders and provide educational content, resources and professional development about the importance of early learning
  • $5,000 - Black Hills Area Community Foundation/Rapid City Strategic Housing Trust Fund
  • $2,500 - Rapid City YMCA
  • $1,000 - OneHeart
  • $500 - Youth and Family Services
  • $500 - Feeding South Dakota
  • $342 - Early Childhood Connections/Starting Strong Program
  • $342 - Black Hills Area Community Foundation/Operating Endowment
  • $341 - Rural America Initiatives
Lawrence County Teen Court
Juvenile diversion programming 
Literacy Council of the Black Hills
Tutoring program for adults on basic reading and writing
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Programming for mental health education and supports in the Black Hills
One Spirit
Support for their food distribution program 
Pennington County Drug Treatment Court Association
Assist participants and their families with miscellaneous expenses while in the program 
Rapid City Arts Council
Arts education and outreach programming to continue to provide youth and young adults equitable access to the arts
Sanford Underground Research Facility Foundation
Education and outreach program, providing STEM professional development for K-12 educators in South Dakota
SHIFT Garage
Support to provide those in poverty access to reliable transportation and vehicle maintenance
South Dakota Education Equity Coalition
Support for coalition efforts in their work to close the gap in education outcomes between Indigenous students and other students in South Dakota
2023 Grand Total $1,828,825