Grants Awarded - 2022

Black Hills Area Community Foundation
  • $300,000 - Matching funds to assist nonprofits to grow their endowments
  • $68,000 - Assist with the Friends of Food Security work
Boys & Girls Club of Rosebud
Support for three youth centers and a teen center located in Mission, Rosebud, and Parmelee on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation 
Chamber Music Festival of the Black Hills
Educational music programming for youth in the Black Hills
Chanku Waste Ranch
Medicine Root Construction Project to a pilot a mentoring program engaging local laborers to build skills to complete home repairs on the Pine Ridge Reservation  
Cheyenne River Youth Project
Construction of Waniyetu Wowapi (Winter Count) Institute and Art Park 
Early Childhood Connections
Assist with stabilization of high quality Starting Strong childcare programs
Elevate Rapid City
Support for their Workforce Development Pillar
Fork Real Community Café
Capacity building and operating funds for their pay-what-you-can community cafe that offers fresh farm-to-table meals in Rapid City  
Helpline Center
Marketing efforts in Western South Dakota for the 988 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
  • $5,000 - Black Hills Area Community Foundation/Rapid City Strategic Housing Fund
  • $752 - Black Hills Area Community Foundation/Operating Endowment
  • $752 - Black Hills Area Community Foundation/RAI Endowment
  • $3,600 - Black Hills Special Services/Career Learning Center (Workforce Connections Program)
  • $500 - Feeding South Dakota
  • $5,000 - Lutheran Social Services 
  • $1,000 - OneHeart 
  • $2,500 - Rapid City YMCA
  • $500 - Youth and Family Services
Hope Center
Drop-in Day Center providing support for the homeless and those living in poverty in Rapid City 
Journey On
Purchase a vehile for their Street Outreach Program
Literacy Council of the Black Hills
Program tutoring adults in basic reading and writing, as well as English language learning
Main Street Square
Main Street Square Operations
Oaya Luta Okolakiciye (OLO)
Provide talking circles in all Rapid City Area School (RCAS) Middle Schools
Pennington County DUI Court
Assist participants and their families with miscellaneous expenses while in the program
Pennington County Health and Human Services
To assist individuals with miscellaneous expenses such as rental deposits, rental assistance, utility assistance and transportation costs
Pennington County Mental Health Court
Assist participants and their families with miscellaneous expenses while in the program
Rapid City Club for Boys
Out-of-school and outreach programming to middle school and high school boys
Sandford Underground Research Facility Foundation
Education and outreach program, providing STEM professional development for K-12 educators in South Dakota
Volunteers of America
Coordination of the Black Hills Regional Homeless Coalition 
Working Against Violence, Inc. (WAVI)
  • $160,000 - Support for Project Safe, children's programs and community outreach and education efforts related to domestic violence
  • $100,000 - Capital improvements at current shelter to increase capacity
2022 Grand Total $2,785,604