Grants Awarded - 2013


Allied Arts Fund Drive

2013 annual fund drive, benefitting 11 local member arts organization

Chamber Music Festival

Chamber Music Festival in the Black Hills Area and Pine Ridge Reservation & the We Are South Dakota Project, a multi-media interactive project involving children throughout the Black Hills and Pine Ridge. The children will be brought together in a video as a virtual mass choir.

First Peoples Fund

Assist in successful entrepreneurship of Native American artists.

Hill City Arts Council
Arts Midwest World Fest
Historic Homestake Opera House Society

Architectural costs, design development for stage and back stage improvements

Rapid City Performing Arts Center

Strategic Planning & Operating Support

Rushmore Music Camp

Scholarships to students attending camp summer 2013

Arts Total $241,000


Backroom Productions

Readiatrics Book Drive

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Black Hills

School Mentoring Program

Black Hills State University
STEM Summer Camp Scholarships
Boys and Girls Clubs of the Black Hills

Preschool scholarships, operating support, security improvements and demolition of hazardous area at their club in Hill City, SD

Dakota State University

Center for Theoretical Underground Physics (CETUP), a summer program where theorists and experimentalists work collaboratively to pursue the scientific goals of SUSEL in Lead.

Day of Excellence

Day of Excellence in Education Scholarships

Friends of South Dakota Public Broadcasting

Participation in 2013 Neutrino Day in Lead, SD and the Lakota Nation Invitational in December, 2013.

Northern Hills Alliance for Children

First Step Child Care and Preschool Center in Deadwood

Partners in Nursing Collaborative

On-site clinical training lab for nursing students at Rapid City Regional Hospital

Partnership Rapid City (Rapid City Area Schools)

TeenUp (A community youth engagement program)

Pennington County State's Attorney

Juvenile Diversion Truancy Program

Rapid City Area School District

Rapid City Area Schools Civic Discourse Project, developing 21st Century school libraries

Sicangu Lakota Youth Center

Substance abuse prevention, suicide intervention, high school retention, and cultural preservation in Mission, SD

Whitewood Rural Elementary School

Sixth grade class will publish the Whitewood Schools history book. Monies raised from the sale of the book will be invested in new library books for the Whitewood students

YMCA of Rapid City

Jump Start Child Care Program

Education Total $658,431

Health and Human Services

American Red Cross (Black Hills Chapter)

Disaster relief and recovery services for western South Dakota families impacted by Winter Storm Atlas

Black Hills Area Habitat for Humanity

Volunteer Training and Administration Facility

Black Hills Ski for Light

Winter Ski for Light

Catholic Social Services

Help purchase a new facility

Community Health Center of the Black Hills

To help build a consolidated Community Health Center

Feeding South Dakota

Matching grant to help purchase a new facility in Rapid City

Health Education and Promotion Council (HEAPC)

Women's Health Fair

Helpline Center

Earned Income Tax Credit Program promotion

Hope Center

Day center for the homeless

Hope Gospel Mission

Ruth House Women's Shelter, Eau Claire, WI

Lutheran Social Services

Stepping Stones Program

New Start Housing Collaborative

Housing, case management and support services for the chronically homeless

Northern Hills Area CASA Program

Equipment and security features at the Visitation Center

Northern Hills Drug Court

Assist participants/families with basic needs, medical or dental needs, psychiatric assessments or consults, educational services for the NHDC Team and ancillary services to participant families.

Oglala Sioux Tribe Partnership for Housing

Homebuyer Education Program on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

Pennington County Health & Human Services

Discretionary funds for miscellaneous expenses where no other county resource is available

Pennington County Sheriff's Department

ARYSE Reception Center Renovations

Rapid City Fire Department

Mobile Integrated Health Care Program

Rapid City Regional Hospital

Palliative Care Unit for the John T. Vucurevich Regional Cancer Care Institute

Southern Plains Behavioral Health

Trauma services to Native American children and young adults on the Rosebud Indian Reservation

Sturgis Kiwanis Food Pantry

New facility

Systems of Care Collaborative

Intensive Family Services Program

Victims of Violence Intervention Program

Artemis House, Spearfish

Volunteers of America

Mommy's Closet


Residential treatment program for adolescent males

Working Against Violence, Inc. (WAVI)

Domestic Violence Shelter General Operations

Health and Human Services Total $3,791,891


Cambridge Community Library

Community Library Building Project

Helpline Center

Black Hills 211 Referral and Information Center

Poynette Area Library Friends

Community Library Expansion Project

Serve South Dakota (aka South Dakota Nonprofit Assoc.)

Capacity building

Other Total $178,105
2013 Grand Total $4,869,427