Grants Awarded - Education


Black Hills State University
Scholarships - BHSU Rapid City University Center
Excellence in Computer Programming
2017 International Collegiate Programming Contest World Finals held in Rapid City
Literacy Council of the Black Hills

Operating support/program coordination due to the increase in community need for tutoring adults in basic reading and writing skills, as well as English language learning

Oglala Lakota College
Scholarships - Nursing Program
Rural America Initiatives
Capital Campaign for a new Prenatal to 5 Head Start/Community Center
Sanford Underground Research Facility

Neutrino Day in Lead, the region's premier science festival, July 7-8, 2017

South Dakota State University
Scholarships - Rapid City Nursing Programs
Starting Strong Initiative/Early Childhood Connections
Scholarship program for preschool education for 3 and 4 year olds from low income families in Rapid City as part of our prosperity cradle to career initiative
United Way of the Black Hills
Operating support over three years to be the Backbone Organization to implement the Campaign for Grade Level Reading Initiative in Rapid City.  The CFGLR is a collective impact approach to build awareness and target efforts to ensure that children enter school ready to learn and that they are reading at grade level by third grade
University of South Dakota
Scholarships - Rapid City Nursing Program
Western Dakota Vocational Technical Institute
  • $320,000 - LPN Nursing Program
  • $200,000 - Other WDT Programs

YMCA of Rapid City
Shaping the Future Capital Campaign
Youth and Family Services
East Adams Campus Expansion Project Capital Campaign
2017 Total $5,348,750