Grants Awarded - Education


Black Hills State University


Boys and Girls Club of Rosebud

General operations and programming

Clarke Community Elementary School

To implement Steven Covey's "The Leader in Me" Program in the Clarke School District

Dakota State University

Center for Theoretical Underground Physics (CETUP), a summer program where theorists and experimentalists work collaboratively to pursue the scientific goals of DUSEL (Deep Underground Science Experiment Lab) in Lead

Friends of South Dakota Public Broadcasting

Science outreach events at Neutrino Day, a project of the Sanford Underground Research Facility, in Lead, SD and for educational projects at the Lakota Nation Invitational to be held in Rapid City mid December.

Hagen-Harvey Memorial Scholarship Program

South Dakota Native American Scholarship Fund

Multi-Cultural Center of Sioux Falls

Native Youth Club, a Native American cultural program to increase awareness of cultural traditions, history, symbolism and language, and provide homework assistance for students K-5 attending school in Sioux Falls

Northern Hills Alliance for Children

For their First Start Child Care and Pre-school Center in Deadwood

Oglala Lakota College


Partnership Rapid City

TeenUp (A community youth engagement program)

Rapid City Club for Boys

Afterschool programming for boys ages 6 to 17

Rural America Initiatives

Ateyapi Program providing mentoring, support for school success, physical and general wellness activities to Native American children in the Rapid City School District

South Dakota School of Mines & Technology


South Dakota State University


South Dakota State University Extension

Partnering with Oyate Center at Lakota Homes and Rural America Initiatives Ateyapi youth mentoring program to provide gardening education programs in Rapid City

Starting Strong Program/Early Childhood Connections

Scholarship program for preschool education for 3 and 4 year olds from low income families in Rapid City

United Way of the Black Hills

To adopt the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Initiative in Rapid City in partnership with the Rapid City Area School District

University of South Dakota


Western Dakota Vocational Technical Institute


Youth and Family Services

Girls, Inc. Program for afterschool programming for girls ages 6 to 17 in Rapid City

2014 Total $3,235,313