South Dakota Community Foundation



Fueled by Governor George S. Mickelson's vision for South Dakota and financially supported by matching grants from the McKnight Foundation and 3M Corporation, the South Dakota Community Foundation became a public, non-profit corporation on November 11, 1987.


Matching grants from the 3M Corporation and the McKnight Foundation, founded by White, SD native and former 3M CEO William McKnight, challenged South Dakotans to establish an organization working to make a positive impact on every community in the state.


To meet the original $5 million matching challenge, the state of South Dakota committed $2 million to the project and the SDCF leadership worked to raise the remaining $3 million within a year.

Web Address

www.sdcommunityfoundation.org

Social Media Links

Twitter - @SouthDakotaCF

Recent News from South Dakota Community Foundation


SDCF announces grant recipients - Huron Plainsman
Foundation: South Dakota Community Foundation, Bush Foundation

PIERRE — Round Two of the South Dakota Community Foundation (SDCF) 2021 Community Innovation Grant (CIG) program has been...more

Former South Dakota Republican Gov. Frank Farrar dies at 92 - Stamford Advocate
Foundation: South Dakota Community Foundation

... including the March of Dimes, Boy Scouts and South Dakota Community Foundation. He was inducted into the South Dakota Hall of Fame in...more

Former South Dakota Republican Gov. Frank Farrar dies at 92 - The Middletown Press
Foundation: South Dakota Community Foundation

... recognized was his work for many not-for-profit organizations including the March of Dimes, Boy Scouts and South Dakota Community...more

Anton “Tony” Fischer Wegner | Obituaries | capjournal.com
Foundation: South Dakota Community Foundation

Memorials should be directed to the Pierre/Fort Pierre Community Foundation. To plant a tree in memory of Anton Wegner as a living tribute, please visit...more

Pierre/Fort Pierre Area Community Foundation and Youth Philanthropy Fund award over $21000 to ...
Foundation: South Dakota Community Foundation

Foundation president Becky Burke says this year's distributions demonstrate the importance of maintaining a healthy fund that will make...more

South Dakota Community Foundation reveals first round of 2021 Community Innovation Grant ...
Foundation: South Dakota Community Foundation

“The South Dakota Community Foundation received sixty-three applications in Round 1 and selected these fourteen nonprofits to implement...more

Building Community One Meal at a Time - The Fork Real Café
Foundation: South Dakota Community Foundation

Fork Real Café began seven years back when Rhonda and Dave Pearcy had a vision to help reduce hunger and improve food security in Rapid City. The camaraderie at Fork Real Café and communal vibe...more

Freedom Scholarship Fund now totaling $175M signed into law
Foundation: South Dakota Community Foundation

... the governor, and allocations will be made from the South Dakota Community Foundation directly to each participating school based on...more

Donations received for Hideaway Hills homeowners
Foundation: South Dakota Community Foundation

... the South Dakota Community Foundation, and Catholic Charities U.S.A., has made a $20,000 donation to the Hideaway Hills homeowners...more

Paul & Carol Hohm Fund awards 2020 annual grants
Foundation: South Dakota Community Foundation

Community Foundation distributed nearly $18 million in grants in 2019 to South Dakota non-profits. With careful investment by the SDCF, the Paul...more



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