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 
Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation
Native American College Fair and Summit to provide college access experiences for area students
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
  • $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
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
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
Main Street Square
Main Street Square Operations
Main Street Square
Equipment upgrades at Main Street Square
Northern Hills Alliance for Children
Quality early learning to young children and families in the Northern Black Hills
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
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
Sanford Underground Research Facility Foundation
Education and outreach program, providing STEM professional development for K-12 educators in South Dakota
Simply Smiles
Support for their therapeutic foster homes on the Cheyenne River Reservation in La Plant, SD
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
YMCA of Rapid City
Jump Start Childcare Program to assist teen parents and parents taking steps to achieve educational goals and self-sufficiency
2022 Grand Total $3,488,979