Grants Awarded - 2019

Arts

Chamber Music Festival
Discovery of Strings Prgram and other free educationalmusic programming for youth in the Black Hills
$15,000
Northern Black Hills Society for the Preservation of the Performing Arts
For the Northern Hills Community Band
$5,000
Arts Total $20,000

Education

Black Hills State University
For scholarships to low income youth to attend Camp Invention Summer Camp
$5,000
Camp Thunderbird South Dakota
For students from low income families to attend a college access camp
$4,400
Western Dakota Vocational Technical Institute (WDT)
For the Student Success Center to provide services and supports to assist high risk students to be successful and graduate
$108,500
Education Total $117,900

Health and Human Services

Abbot House, Inc.
To build two foster homes for children in foster care and apartments for youth aging out of the foster care system
$350,000
CommonBond
To expand the availability of affordable housing and provide supportive services in Rapid City over a multi-year period
$3,231,000
Hope Center
For operating expenses to support programming to assist individuals working through the crisis of poverty and homelessness
$72,000
Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA)
For children in Western South Dakota to attend the MDA Summer Camp at Camp Courage in Maple Lake, MN
$2,000
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
$550,000
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)
$300,000
Health and Human Services Total $4,505,000

Other

Helpline Center
Volunteer Connections Program Evaluation
$5,240
United Way of the Black Hills
For strategic planning implementation
$40,000
Other Total $45,240
2019 Grand Total $4,688,140