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
$368,000
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 
$150,000
Chamber Music Festival of the Black Hills
Educational music programming for youth in the Black Hills
$15,000
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  
$25,000
Cheyenne River Youth Project
Construction of Waniyetu Wowapi (Winter Count) Institute and Art Park 
$100,000
Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation
Native American College Fair and Summit to provide college access experiences for area students
$10,000
Early Childhood Connections
Assist with stabilization of high quality Starting Strong childcare programs
$500,000
Elevate Rapid City
Support for their Workforce Development Pillar
$250,000
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  
$25,000
Helpline Center
Marketing efforts in Western South Dakota for the 988 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
$15,000
Honorarium/Memoriam
  • $100,000 - Dale Clement Family Fund - In Memoriam to Benefit Black Hills Symphony Orchestra Society & Chamber Music Festival
  • $20,000 - Black Hills Area Community Foundation/Rapid City Strategic Housing Fund
  • $1,777 - Black Hills Area Community Foundation/Operating Endowment
  • $752 - Black Hills Area Community Foundation/RAI Endowment
  • $5,400 - Black Hills Special Services/Career Learning Center (Workforce Connections Program)
  • $2,000 - Feeding South Dakota
  • $5,000 - Lutheran Social Services 
  • $4,000 - OneHeart 
  • $10,000 - Rapid City YMCA
  • $2,000 - Youth and Family Services
  • $1,025 - Early Childhood Connections/Starting Strong Program
  • $1,025 - Rural America Initiatives
$152,979
Hope Center
Drop-in Day Center providing support for the homeless and those living in poverty in Rapid City 
$95,000
Journey On
Purchase a vehile for their Street Outreach Program
$25,000
Literacy Council of the Black Hills
Program tutoring adults in basic reading and writing, as well as English language learning
$25,000
Lost & Found
Mental health programming to address increasing mental health needs and suicide risk for students on campus at Western Dakota Tech, SD School of Mines, and Black Hills State University
$30,000
Main Street Square
Main Street Square Operations
$200,000
Main Street Square
Equipment upgrades at Main Street Square
$100,000
Northern Hills Alliance for Children
Quality early learning to young children and families in the Northern Black Hills
$50,000
Northern Hills Drug & 4th Circuit DUI Courts
Assist participants and their families with ancillary services to encourage and reinforce positive behavior while in the program
$20,000
Oaya Luta Okolakiciye (OLO)
Provide talking circles in all Rapid City Area School (RCAS) Middle Schools
$25,000
Pennington County DUI Court
Assist participants and their families with miscellaneous expenses while in the program
$20,000
Pennington County Health and Human Services
To assist individuals with miscellaneous expenses such as rental deposits, rental assistance, utility assistance and transportation costs
$100,000
Pennington County Mental Health Court
Assist participants and their families with miscellaneous expenses while in the program
$10,000
Rapid City Club for Boys
Out-of-school and outreach programming to middle school and high school boys
$283,000
Sanford Underground Research Facility Foundation
Education and outreach program, providing STEM professional development for K-12 educators in South Dakota
$25,000
Simply Smiles
Support for their therapeutic foster homes on the Cheyenne River Reservation in La Plant, SD
$50,000
Volunteers of America
Coordination of the Black Hills Regional Homeless Coalition 
$250,000
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
$260,000
YMCA of Rapid City
Jump Start Childcare Program to assist teen parents and parents taking steps to achieve educational goals and self-sufficiency
$310,000
2022 Grand Total $3,488,979

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