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
$27,525
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Black Hills
Mentoring programs for at-risk youth
$50,000
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 
$6,300,000
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
$15,000
Black Hills Playhouse
A new outdoor stage and performing space at the theatre in Custer State Park
$25,000
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
$255,000
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 
$75,000
CASA Program Seventh Circuit Court
Staffing, training, and volunteer support to advocate for children
$150,000
Chamber Music Festival of the Black Hills
Educational music programming for youth in the Black Hills
$15,000
Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation
Native American College Fair and Summit to provide college access experiences for area students
$8,000
Feeding South Dakota
Hunger relief efforts to include the BackPack Program and mobile food distribution throughout the Black Hills
$100,000
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
$30,000
Front Porch Coalition
  • Facilitation of a teen suicide prevention group called Defying Defeat - $25,000
  • Capacity building/strategic planning - $19,000
$44,000
Helpline Center
Volunteer Connections Program to link volunteers and nonprofit agencies together in the Black Hills
$120,000
Historic Homestake Opera House Society
Matching funds for the National Endowment for the Humanities Grant Award for renovation and restoration of the theatre
$375,000
Honorariums
  • $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
$63,980
Hope Center
Drop-in Day Center providing support for the homeless and those living in poverty in Rapid City
$95,000
Literacy Council of the Black Hills
Program tutoring adults in basic reading and writing skills, as well as English language learning
$25,000
Lost & Found
Develop, administer, and analyze a comprehensive mental health survey to be completed at Western Dakota Tech
$25,000
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Programming for mental health education and supports in the Black Hills
$50,000
New Start Housing Collaborative
Provide housing vouchers for individuals and families unable to access public housing; clients receive extensive case management and support services
$550,000
Northern Hills Alliance for Children
Education services to young children and families in the Northern Black Hills
$60,000
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
$20,000
Oglala Lakota College
Scholarships - Nursing Program 
$120,000
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
$300,000
Pennington County Drug Court
Assist participants and their families with miscellaneous expenses while in the program
$20,000
Pine Ridge Girls School
School serving 6th-9th grade students in poverty on the Pine Ridge Reservation
$20,000
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
$20,000
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
$50,000
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
$25,000
Simply Smiles
Support for building a therapeutic foster home in LaPlant, SD on the Cheyenne River Reservation
$127,000
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 
$908,000
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
$450,000
University of South Dakota Foundation
Scholarships - Rapid City Nursing Program 
$80,000
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
$100,000
Wellfully
Pilot a Youth Crisis Care Center located at Wellfully to support youth in crisis in a trauma-informed manner
$630,000
Western Dakota Vocational Technical Foundation
  • $320,000 - Scholarships - LPN/ADN Nursing Programs
  • $320,000 - Scholarships - Other WDT Programs 
$640,000
Youth and Family Services
Girls Inc. out-of-school programming
$200,000
2021 Grand Total $12,168,505

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