Grants Awarded - 2019


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


Black Hills State University
For scholarships to low income youth to attend Camp Invention Summer Camp
Camp Thunderbird South Dakota
For students from low income families to attend a college access camp
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
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
To expand the availability of affordable housing and provide supportive services in Rapid City over a multi-year period
Hope Center
For operating expenses to support programming to assist individuals working through the crisis of poverty and homelessness
Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA)
For children in Western South Dakota to attend the MDA Summer Camp at Camp Courage in Maple Lake, MN
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
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)
Health and Human Services Total $4,505,000


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