Grants Awarded - 2017

Black Hills Advocate Chair Lift
Provide transportion services to people who are unable to use traditional transportation in the Black Hills area
Black Hills Area Community Foundation
Rapid City Collective Impact Food Security Program
Black Hills Knowledge Network
To complete a comprehensive housing study for the Rapid City area
Black Hills State University
Scholarships - BHSU Rapid City University Center
CASA Program Seventh Circuit Court
General operating support for staffing, training and building the CASA volunteer base
Catholic Social Services
  • $100,000 - Assist with the purchase of a low cost office space in Rapid City for small non-profits
  • $611,309 - Continued support over three years for the Prosperity Initiative, which includes community education, the Prosperity Coaches Network, and the Pathways to Prosperity Mentoring Program in partnership with Love, Inc. to help Rapid City become a poverty informed community
  • $1,474,529 - To support the programmatic side of research for the Uplifting Parents Mentoring & Scholarship Program over five years to design evidenced based programs and public policy to help move people out of poverty.  This randomized control trial will be done in conjunction with the Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities (LEO) in the Department of Economics at the University of Notre Dame

Chamber Music Festival of the Black Hills
Sensory disability and education programs for children in Western South Dakota
Cheyenne River Youth Project
Develop and launch the Waniyetu Wowapi Art Institute at the Cheyenne River Youth Project site in Eagle Butte
Excellence in Computer Programming
2017 International Collegiate Programming Contest World Finals held in Rapid City
Feeding South Dakota
Rapid City 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
Assist in the creation of the Black Hills Bureau
Helpline Center
For promotion of the VITA and AARP free income tax preparation service for the 2017 tax year in the Black Hills, in partnership with AARP
Helpline Center
211 operations in the Black Hills and the Volunteer Connections Program to help maintain a volunteer database in Rapid City for volunteer coordination
Hill City Arts Council
Implement a marketing strategy
Jennifer Trucano Honorarium
YMCA of Rapid City
Larry Piersol Honorarium
South Dakota Symphony Orchestra
Rapid City Area Schools Alcohol & Drug Prevention/Early Intervention Program
Literacy Council of the Black Hills

Operating support/program coordination due to the increase in community need for tutoring adults in basic reading and writing skills, as well as English language learning

Main Street Square
Operating support over five years to Main Street Square in Rapid City
Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA)
Summer Camp Program for children enrolled in MDA
New Dawn Enterprises
To remodel and upgrade their kitchen facilities at their residentail treatment facility in Vale
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
Oglala Lakota College
Scholarships - Nursing Program
Pardeeville Bulldog Support Foundation
Performing & Visual Arts Center in Pardeeville, WI
Pennington County Health & Human Services
Discretionary funds for miscellaneous expenses where no other resource is available
Rapid City Arts Council

Teen and Young Adult Arts Education Program

Rural America Initiatives
Capital Campaign for a new Prenatal to 5 Head Start/Community Center
Sanford Underground Research Facility

Neutrino Day in Lead, the region's premier science festival, July 7-8, 2017

South Dakota State University
Scholarships - Rapid City Nursing Programs
Spearfish Nutrition Site & Tree House Cafe
For their Senior Nutrition Program, providing meals in their dining room as well as to homebound and disabled recipients in Lawrence County
St. Francis Mission
Operating support for their free and reduced fee Dental Clinic
Starting Strong Initiative/Early Childhood Connections
Scholarship program for preschool education for 3 and 4 year olds from low income families in Rapid City as part of our prosperity cradle to career initiative
United Way of the Black Hills
Operating support over three years to be the Backbone Organization to implement the Campaign for Grade Level Reading Initiative in Rapid City.  The CFGLR is a collective impact approach to build awareness and target efforts to ensure that children enter school ready to learn and that they are reading at grade level by third grade
University of South Dakota
Scholarships - Rapid City Nursing Program
Premier Adolescent Care Center Capital Campaign
Western Dakota Vocational Technical Institute
  • $320,000 - LPN Nursing Program
  • $200,000 - Other WDT Programs

YMCA of Rapid City
Shaping the Future Capital Campaign
Youth and Family Services
East Adams Campus Expansion Project Capital Campaign
2017 Grand Total $9,666,988