Grants Awarded - Health and Human Services


Black Hills Area Habitat for Humanity
To help complete accessibility features of their Volunteer Training Facility
Catholic Social Services
To coordinate the Prosperity Coach Network and a community mentoring program in partnership with Love Inc. to help Rapid City become a poverty informed community
Children's Home Society
To pilot the “What If” Card Project, an interactive teaching tool that can help assess a child's understanding of a situation as well as the adult on a variety of topics through their Youth Advocacy Center in western South Dakota
Clarke County Hospital
Renovations/addition project at the hospital
Cornerstone Rescue Mission
General operating support for the men's shelter
Family Connection, Inc.
To expand their Children's Connections Program, working with children who have a parent or close relative in prison
Feeding South Dakota
Black Hills School Back Pack Program
Girl Scouts Dakota Horizons
For the Girl Scout STEM (It's Your Planet Love It) Program in nontraditional settings on Pine Ridge Reservation and Rapid City
Good Shepherd Clinic
Start-up equipment and supplies for an emergency dental care program in Spearfish
Hope Center
Drop-in Day Center in Rapid City for those living in poverty and the homeless, providing advocacy services and Lifelong learning classes, a telephone/message center, mailing center, and a space for individual storage
Horizons Health Care
To implement a data backup plan for their community health and dental clinics throughout South Dakota
Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA)
Summer Camp Program for children enrolled in MDA
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
To implement NAMI programs in the Black Hills area and surrounding reservation communities
Northern Hills Drug Court
Assist participants/families with basic needs, training for the team, incentives for participants, as well as supplies for drug court graduation ceremonies.
Pennington County DUI Court
Assist participants and their families with ancillary services to encourage and reinforce positive behavior while participating in the program
Pennington County Sheriff's Office
Pennington County Chaplain Program (local ministers/priests donate their time to provide counseling and support for both law enforcement and victims)
Realtors for Kids
Providing financial assistance to children with medical needs throughout the Northern Black Hills
Renee Parker Honorarium
United Way of the Black Hills
South Dakota Network Against Family Violence and Sexual Abuse
To identify the unmet needs of child victims of crime in South Dakota through a statewide survey
Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation
Matching funds to provide wraparound services for a construction training grant in the Porcupine District on the Pine Ridge Reservation
Volunteers of America
For Mommy's Closet providing basic life necessities to families with children up to age five including housing, food, diapers, and clothing
Purchase vehicles to transport youth.
Western Resources for Independent Living
Purchase a wheel chair accessible, twelve passenger van for the Adult Day Center in Rapid City
Working Against Violence, Inc.
  • Upgrades to the security system
  • General operations to support their increased focus on community outreach and education efforts, children's programming and Project SAFE domestic and sexual violence programming
2015 Total $1,817,937