Grants Awarded - 2021

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
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Black Hills
Mentoring programs for at-risk youth
Black Hills Area Community Foundation
  • $1,000,000 Affordable Housing Fund intended to spur development of supportive and affordable housing in Rapid City 
  • $5,000,000 Affordable Housing Fund to be used to match private and public contributions into the Rapid City Strategic Housing Trust Fund
  • $300,000 Matching funds to assist nonprofits to grow their endowments 
Black Hills Community Theatre
Education and outreach efforts provided to area schools to incorporate theatre activities into other areas of learning to enhance comprehension and communication
Black Hills Playhouse
A new outdoor stage and performing space at the theatre in Custer State Park
Black Hills State University Foundation
  • $250,000 - Scholarships - BH State University Rapid City
  • $5,000 - Scholarships to low income youth to attend 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 
CASA Program Seventh Circuit Court
Staffing, training, and volunteer support to advocate for children
Chamber Music Festival of the Black Hills
Educational music programming for youth in the Black Hills
Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation
Native American College Fair and Summit to provide college access experiences for area students
Feeding South Dakota
Hunger relief efforts to include the BackPack Program and mobile food distribution throughout the Black Hills
Friends of South Dakota Public Broadcasting
Early Learning Initiative to collaborate with stakeholders and provide educational content, resources and professional development about the importance of early learning
Front Porch Coalition
  • Facilitation of a teen suicide prevention group called Defying Defeat - $25,000
  • Capacity building/strategic planning - $19,000
Helpline Center
Volunteer Connections Program to link volunteers and nonprofit agencies together in the Black Hills
Historic Homestake Opera House Society
Matching funds for the National Endowment for the Humanities Grant Award for renovation and restoration of the theatre
  • $20,630 - Black Hills Area Community Foundation
  • $2,250 - Black Hills Special Services/Career Learning Center (Workforce Connections Program)
  • $3,500 - CommonBond 
  • $3,250 - Feeding South Dakota
  • $3,000 - One Heart
  • $3,250 - Youth & Family Services 
  • $2,500 - Rapid City Arts Council (Dahl Arts Center) 
  • $14,600 - University of South Dakota - Barbara Hughes Clement Program Endowment 
  • $11,000 - Rapid City YMCA
Hope Center
Drop-in Day Center providing support for the homeless and those living in poverty in Rapid City
Literacy Council of the Black Hills
Program tutoring adults in basic reading and writing skills, as well as English language learning
Lost & Found
Develop, administer, and analyze a comprehensive mental health survey to be completed at Western Dakota Tech
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Programming for mental health education and supports in the Black Hills
New Start Housing Collaborative
Provide housing vouchers for individuals and families unable to access public housing; clients receive extensive case management and support services
Northern Hills Alliance for Children
Education services to young children and families in the Northern Black Hills
Northern Hills Drug & 4th Circuit DUI Courts
Assist participants and their families with ancillary services to encourage and reinforce positive behavior while in the program
Oglala Lakota College
Scholarships - Nursing Program 
Pennington County Board of Commissioners
Construction of the Adult Crisis Care & Stabilization Unit located at the Pennington County Care Campus to help address behavioral health needs in Western South Dakota
Pennington County Drug Court
Assist participants and their families with miscellaneous expenses while in the program
Pine Ridge Girls School
School serving 6th-9th grade students in poverty on the Pine Ridge Reservation
Rapid City Area School District
Support to bring the Delta Dental Bus to Rapid City Area Schools to provide qualifying students with free dental care
Rapid City Public Library Foundation
Purchase of an electric bookmobile for the Rapid City Public Library to provide access to library materials and books to underserved neighborhoods
Sanford Underground Research Facility Foundation
Stipends and materials for the education and outreach program, providing STEM professional development for K-12 educators in South Dakota
Simply Smiles
Support for building a therapeutic foster home in LaPlant, SD on the Cheyenne River Reservation
South Dakota State University Foundation
  • $528,000 - Support of the Native American Nursing Education Center (NANEC) for mentoring, cultural programming, and student support
  • $380,000 - Scholarships - Rapid City Nursing Program 
United Way of the Black Hills
Black Hills Reads, a Campaign for Grade Level Reading Initiative, building awareness and targeting efforts to ensure children enter school ready to learn and they are proficient readers for 3rd grade
University of South Dakota Foundation
Scholarships - Rapid City Nursing Program 
Volunteers of America
Mommy's Closet, providing emergency support services and case management for families of children ages 0-13, and coordination of the Western South Dakota Diaper Bank
Pilot a Youth Crisis Care Center located at Wellfully to support youth in crisis in a trauma-informed manner
Western Dakota Vocational Technical Foundation
  • $320,000 - Scholarships - LPN/ADN Nursing Programs
  • $320,000 - Scholarships - Other WDT Programs 
Youth and Family Services
Girls Inc. out-of-school programming
2021 Grand Total $12,168,505