Grants Awarded - 2016

Abbot House, Inc.
Support to purchase a home in Rapid City for Bridges, a foster care program
Action for the Betterment of Our Community (ABC)
Juvenile diversion and substance abuse services in the Belle Fourche and Lead/Deadwood schools.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Black Hills

Expansion of the Adopt A Class Program in conjunction with the Campaign for Grade Level Reading

Big Brothers Big Sisters Website

Black Hills Area Community Foundation
  • $76,900 General operations, signage and Community Suite software
  • $1,000,000 Affordable housing fund intended to spur development of supportive and affordable housing in Rapid city

Black Hills Knowledge Network
Capacity building to expand evaluation services for the Rapid City region and Rapid City Collective Impact
Black Hills State University
STEM Summer Camp Scholarships
Boys & Girls Club of Rosebud
General operations and programming
Boys and Girls Club of the Greater Chippewa Valley
Renovations to the nutrition program area in the Mary Markquart Center in Eau Claire, WI
Boys and Girls Clubs of the Black Hills
Security improvements to Hot Springs and Lead/Deadwood facilities, pre-school tuition and programming
Cornerstone Rescue Mission
General operating
Crisis Care Center - Behavior Management Systems
24-hour Crisis Care Center for the Black Hills Human Services Collaborative
Dakota State University
Center for Theoretical Underground Physics (CETUP), a summer program where theorists and experimentalists work to serve as a collaboration point for scientists from the around the world interested in theoretical and experimental aspects of underground science to address the most exciting questions in particle and nuclear physics, astrophysics, geosciences, and geomicrobiology at the Sanford Underground Lab in Lead
Destination Rapid City
For graffiti-resistant vinyl printed with local, original artwork to cover utility box wraps in downtown Rapid City
Feeding South Dakota
Black Hills School Back Pack Program to supply food on the weekend for children in need
Fourth Circuit DUI Court
Assist participants and their families with miscellaneous expenses and educational services for the team and the participants
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
Helpline Center
  • $8,180 for promotion of the VITA and AARP free income tax preparation service for the 2016 tax year in the Black Hills, in partnership with AARP
  • $60,000 for 211 operations in the Black Hills
  • $55,000 for the Volunteer Connections Program - to maintain a volunteer database in Rapid City for volunteer coordination
Hope Center
Operating support for the 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
Literacy Council of the Black Hills
To help coordinate efforts and support volunteers due to the increase in community need for tutoring adults in basic reading and writing skills, as well as English language learning
Love, Inc.
Matching grant to help launch THRIVE - an outdoor adventure resale store and a furniture and home décor resale shop, a social enterprise
Mniluzahan Okolakiciyapi Ambassadors (MOA)
Operating support for a cohort of leaders in Rapid City addressing relationships between our Native and non-Native American communities and to develop a pilot group for youth MOA
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Leadership, development and capacity building in western South Dakota
Native Youth Leadership Alliance (NYLA)
South Dakota Fellow Leadership Development and Community Initiatives
Neighborhood Housing Services of the Black Hills
Pathways Home Program, a Native American homebuyer education curriculum
New Start Housing Collaborative
Housing, case management and supportive services for the chronically homeless
Northern Hills Alliance for Children
First Start Child Care and Pre-school Center in Deadwood
Northern Hills Training Center
Physical therapy equipment
Passages Women's Transitional Living
Residential re-entry support program in Rapid City providing services to women coming out of incarceration
Pennington County DUI & Drug Courts
Assist participants and their families with ancillary services to encourage and reinforce positive behavior while participating in the program
Pennington County Health & Human Services
Discretionary funds for individual's miscellaneous expenses where no other resource is available
Rapid City Arts Council
Collaborate with Native POP: People of the Plains to present a Native Art Market and Cultural Celebration at Main Street Square in Rapid City
Rapid City Club for Boys
General operations and programming
Rapid City Library
To host the Foundation Center's online database.  The library will provide staff to receive requests from non-profits for reports of funders via the directory and will also assist with grant writing training for the non-profit organizations in the area
Rushmore Consumer Credit Resource Center
Provide credit, debit and housing counseling for members of the National Guard and US Air Force personnel in Western South Dakota and scholarships for Credit When Credit is Due and Make Your Move books
Rushmore Music Camp
Scholarships for students attending Rushmore Music Camp
South Dakota State University & University of South Dakota
International Nursing Research Conference scholarships
Steve Flanery Honorarium
  • Black Hills Area Community Foundation - $5,000
  • Black Hills Arts Resource Center - $5,000
  • Cornerstone Rescue Mission - $5,000
  • Rapid City Club for Boys Foundation - $5,000
  • Youth & Family Services Foundation - $5,000

Stickney Volunteer Fire Department
First Responder Program
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 (WDT)
Student Success Coach Initiative to increase retention and graduation rates among students living in poverty and provide training for faculty and staff in conjunction with the Prosperity Initiative
Western Resources for Independent Living
Youth Transitions, a summer program for disabled youth
Western South Dakota Senior Services
Matching grant for a vehicle to deliver hot, nutritious meals to seniors
Working Against Violence, Inc. (WAVI)
General operations of Project SAFE, children's programs and community education efforts
YMCA of Rapid City
Jump Start Child Care Program, providing childcare for mothers and fathers attending school in the Rapid City Public School system or higher education
Youth and Family Services
General operations and programming
2016 Grand Total $5,927,207