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

Community Foundation Background


  

Recent News from South Dakota Community Foundation


BUSH: Money makes the difference
Foundation: South Dakota Community Foundation

That is exactly why an organization like the South Dakota Community Foundation is so important. Friday morning, the foundation presented...more

Planting Good Ideas
Foundation: South Dakota Community Foundation

The seed library is supported through a grant from the Yankton Area Foundation of the South Dakota Community Foundation. During...more

Northern Plains Eye Foundation receives $6000 grant
Foundation: South Dakota Community Foundation

The South Dakota Community Foundation recently presented a $6,000 grant to support technology upgrades necessary for the Northern Plains...more

Faith Area Community Foundation participates in SD Day of Giving with huge success
Foundation: South Dakota Community Foundation

The Faith Area Community Foundation(FACF) joined non-profits across the state to participate in the South Dakota Day of Giving, “Giving...more

Contributors make a difference in others' lives
Foundation: South Dakota Community Foundation

Donald Naddy Fund-Clallam County of the South Dakota Community Foundation, Port Angeles. In memory of Don, Helen and Eleanor. A....more

MMC Receives Grant From SDCF
Foundation: South Dakota Community Foundation

PIERRE — The South Dakota Community Foundation (SDCF) presented an $8,100 South Dakota Fund grant to Mount Marty College. Funds...more

Savvy fundraising: New training will coach nonprofits
Foundation: South Dakota Community Foundation

Participants will learn skills for effective fundraising and nonprofit management. Those who successfully complete South Dakota Nonprofit...more

Honoring Those Committed To A Greater Good
Foundation: South Dakota Community Foundation

The City of Yankton was nominated by the South Dakota Community Foundation and recognized for a number of efforts, including the Yankton...more

Fallout awarded grant for new digs
Foundation: South Dakota Community Foundation

The South Dakota Community Foundation recently presented a $10,000 South Dakota Fund grant to Fallout Creative Community, according to a...more

South Dakota Community Foundation presents $10000 to Spink Area Support Network
Foundation: South Dakota Community Foundation

PIERRE –The South Dakota Community Foundation (SDCF) presented a $10,000 Community Innovation Grant (CIG) to the Spink Area...more

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Hughes County, SD

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