Grants Awarded - 2020

A COVID-19 Response Fund
JTVF has provided COVID-19 Response Funding to various organizations focused on food security, eviction mitigation, supplies, technology, and childcare
Arts South Dakota
2020 Virtual State Arts Conference
Behavior Management Systems
Family Pathways school-based counseling and support programs
Black Hills Area Community Foundation
Collective Impact planning
Black Hills Special Services Cooperative (Career Learning Center)
Workforce Connections Program, supporting adult learners to further their education and training
Black Hills State University Foundation
Scholarships to low income youth to participate in a virtual Camp Invention Summer Camp
Boys & Girls Club of Rosebud
Support for three youth centers and a teen center located in Mission, Rosebud, and Parmelee on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation
Chamber Music Festival of the Black Hills
Educational virtual music programming for youth in the Black Hills
Cheyenne River Youth Project
Lakota Youth Arts and Culture Institute in Eagle Butte
Feeding South Dakota
Hunger relief efforts to include the BackPack Program and mobile food distribution throughout the Black Hills
Helpline Center
  • $55,000 - Volunteer Connections Program to maintain a volunteer database for the Black Hills area to link volunteers and nonprofit agencies together and provide tools and supports to area nonprofit agencies
  • $7,500 - Promotion and volunteer recruitment of the VITA and AARP free income tax preparation service for the 2021 tax year in the Black Hills
  • Black Hills Area Community Foundation - Black Hills by Choice Fund - $1,000
  • Black Hills Area Community Foundation - Operating Endowment Fund - $3,677
  • CommonBond - $9,333
  • Feeding South Dakota - $4,667
  • Friends of South Dakota Public Broadcasting - $2,500
  • Lifescape Foundation - $1,000
  • Rapid City Club for Boys - $1,000
  • United Way of the Black Hills - $1,000
  • University of South Dakota - Barbara Hughes Clement Program Endowment - $22,000
  • YMCA of Rapid City - $14,000
  • Youth and Family Services - $4,667
Hope Center
Drop-in Day Center providing support to assist individuals working through the crisis of poverty and homelessness 
LifeScape Foundation
To increase capacity and services provided to children who have autism at their Rapid City Speciality Clinic
New Dawn Enterprises
Remodel client bathrooms in their transitional residential treatment center in Vale, SD
One Spirit
Support for their End Hunger Program on the Pine Ridge Reservation
Passages Women's Transitional Living
New transitional living facility in Rapid City to increase capacity, providing residential re-entry service services to women
Pennington County Health & Human Services
Discretionary funds for basic needs and job-related expenses and tiered incentives for the Safe Solutions Program
Pennington County Mental Health Court
Assist participants and their families with miscellaneous expenses while in the program
Pennington County Veteran's Treatment Court
Assist participants and their families with miscellaneous expenses while in the program
Rapid City Area School District
Support for the Academy of Human Services & Education
Rapid City Arts Council
Youth and Young Adults Arts Education programming to provide youth and young adults access to the arts
Rapid City Club for Boys
Out-of-school and outreach programming to middle school and high school boys
St. Francis Mission
Free and reduced fee dental clinic serving the Lakota people on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation
United Way of the Black Hills
Annual fundraising campaign focusing on strategic initiatives
Volunteers of America
  • $200,000  - Coordination of the Black Hills Regional Homeless Coalition
  • $50,000 - Mommy's Closet, providing emergency support services and case management for families of children ages 0-13, and coordination of the Western SD Diaper Bank
YMCA of Rapid City
Jump Start Childcare Program to assist teen parents and parents taking steps to achieve educational goals and self-sufficiency
Youth and Family Services
Girls Inc. out-of-school program
2020 Grand Total $4,450,344