Grants Awarded - 2014

Action for the Betterment of Our Community (ABC)

To implement a multi-leveled diversion program for adjudicated youth in Sturgis

Arts Rapid City
Matching funds for the Bush Foundation Community Innovation grant to build and incubate a shared services module for the local creative sector, which includes consultation, research calendar, scheduling, ticketing software and services, based on priorities identified by the Future of the Arts Collaborative
Bethany Christian Services

To recruit, qualify, and formally train host families for the Safe Families for Children Program in Rapid City

Black Hills State University


Boys and Girls Club of Rosebud

General operations and programming

Chamber Music Festival of the Black Hills

Chamber Music Festivals and youth programming in the Black Hills area and Pine Ridge Reservation, and a part-time Artistic Director/Education Coordinator

Clarke Community Elementary School

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

Cornerstone Rescue Mission

Help purchase and renovate a new facility for the Women's and Children's Home

Crisis Intervention Shelter Service

Strategic Planning for the Domestic Violence Shelter in Sturgis, 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 DUSEL (Deep Underground Science Experiment Lab) in Lead

Douglas County Memorial Hospital

Capital Campaign for Douglas County Memorial Hospital as a match grant with Farmers State Bank in Stickney, SD

Feeding South Dakota

Rapid City food distribution programs including Food Pantry, Backpack Program and Food Bank

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.

Gathering of People, Wind and Water

Native Art Market and Cultural Celebration at Main Street Square in Rapid City

Hagen-Harvey Memorial Scholarship Program

South Dakota Native American Scholarship Fund

Helpline Center

Volunteer Connection Project, a collaboration to implement a database in Rapid City for volunteer coordination, Black Hills 211, and promotion of the VITA and AARP free income tax preparation service for the 2014 tax year

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


"Picture this…" Photography Contest for youth, adults and professionals in the Rapid City community, to inspire wellness and health related to substance abuse prevention/intervention services

Mayo Clinic Health System

Match grant with United Bank for expansion of the clinic/hospital in Osseo, Wisconsin

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

National Relief Charities

To help fund and equip a mobile food processing unit targeting nine Indian tribes located in South Dakota

Native American Advocacy Program

Isnati Awica Lowanpi (Young Women's Ceremony Camp) and planning for Zuya Camp (Young Men's Camp)

Native Youth Leadership Alliance

South Dakota Fellow Leadership Development and Community Initiatives

NeighborWorks Dakota Home Resources

Help rebuild Willow Park in North Rapid City, including play structure equipment

Northern Hills Alliance for Children

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

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 Lakota College


Partnership Rapid City

TeenUp (A community youth engagement program)

Passages Women's Transitional Living

Residential re-entry support program in Rapid City providing services to women coming out of incarceration

Pennington County Health & Human Services

Discretionary funds for individual's miscellaneous expenses where no other resource is available

Prairie Hills Transit

Match grant required to receive Federal State of Good Repair funding to purchase mechanical tools and equipment to assist in providing affordable transportation in the rural areas of the Black Hills

Rapid City Arts Council

Teen and young adults' arts programming and marketing

Rapid City Club for Boys

Afterschool programming for boys ages 6 to 17

Retired Senior Volunteer Program

Train volunteers for volunteer services, evaluation and software updates in Spearfish, SD

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

Rural Meade Ambulance Service

To purchase equipment

Rushmore Music Camp

Scholarships for students attending Rushmore Music Camp

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

Spare Key

Matching grant for housing support payments for South Dakota families living through a child's medical crisis.

St. Francis Mission

Anti-bullying program in collaboration with Rosebud Tribal Council, reservation schools and local organizations

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


Victims of Violence Intervention Center

Operations for Artemis House & Boutique in Spearfish

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

Western Dakota Vocational Technical Institute


White Buffalo Calf Woman Society

General operating support for their violence shelter serving the Rosebud and Pine Ridge Indian Reservations

Working Against Violence, Inc. (WAVI)

Domestic Violence Shelter General Operations

Young Life

Expansion of Wyldlife, a mentoring program geared toward middle school adolescents in the Rapid City area

Youth and Family Services

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

2014 Grand Total $5,361,663