Grants Awarded - Health and Human Services


Abbott House, Inc.
To build two foster homes for children in foster care and apartments for youth aging out of the foster care system
To expand the availability of affordable housing and provide supportive services in Rapid City over a multi-year period
Feeding South Dakota
  • $50,000 - General operating support of Rapid City Child Hunger Programs
  • $75,000 - To purchase a new truck to be used in Rapid City and surrounding communities to help with food security efforts

Hope Center
For operating expenses to support programming to assist individuals working through the crisis of poverty and homelessness
Love, Inc.
Campaign for remodeling a new facility to consolidate programming to one location
Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA)
For children in Western South Dakota to attend the MDA Summer Camp at Camp Courage in Maple Lake, MN
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
To implement the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administrations 8 Dimensions of Wellness Initiative through a model called “Moving from Illness to Wellness” for individuals and families impacted by mental illness
New Start Housing Collaborative
To provide housing vouchers for individuals and families unable to access public housing and receiving extensive case management and support services
Northern Hills Drug & 4th Circuit DUI Courts
Assist participants and their families with ancillary services to encourage and reinforce positive behavior while participating in the program
Pennington County DUI & Drug Courts
Assist participants and their families with miscellaneous expenses while participating in the program 
Pennington County Health & Human Services
Discreationary funds for basic needs and job-related expenses and tiered incentives for the Safe Solutions Program
Volunteers of America
  • $100,000 - Coordination of the Black Hills Regional Homeless Coalition
  • $50,000 - Mommy’s Closet, providing basic life necessities to families with children up to age five including housing, food, diapers, and clothing
Western SD Senior Services, Inc.
For purchase of a temperature-controlled delivery truck along with operating expenses to provide meals to seniors (Meals on Wheels)
Working Against Violence, Inc. (WAVI)
  • $220,500 - Operating support for Project Safe, children's programs and community outreach and education efforts related to domestic violence
  • $50,000 - Youth Violence in Prevention (YVIP) collaborative programming for local youth in middle school and high school to participate in educational leadership building sessions and create youth projects on sexual violence prevention
2019 Total $5,802,500