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


First Interstate Lead-Deadwood Community Foundation Chili Feed fundraiser Thursday
Foundation: South Dakota Community Foundation

The LDCF is a permanent endowment fund held with the South Dakota Community Foundation. These funds are invested with a small...more

Energize! Conference keynote speaker to share ideas for rallying rural communities
Foundation: South Dakota Community Foundation, Bush Foundation

... Dakota Ag & Rural Leadership, South Dakota Community Foundation, South Dakota Dashboard, South Dakota Department of...more

Remedy Brewing Company works to prevent sexual assault, harassment with special training
Foundation: South Dakota Community Foundation

Last year, The Compass Center got a grant from the South Dakota Community Foundation. It helped them bring in trainers from D.C. that trained...more

Awards presented at Chamber, GHDC annual banquet and meeting
Foundation: South Dakota Community Foundation

The Christens were founders and served for years on the South Dakota Community Foundation Board of Directors, where they donated over...more

Faulkton playground receives $10000
Foundation: South Dakota Community Foundation

The South Dakota Community Foundation gave a $10,000 South Dakota Fund Grant to Snake Creek Development Corp. that will help with...more

5 Sioux Falls nonprofits sharing $70K in grants
Foundation: South Dakota Community Foundation

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KSFY) - The South Dakota Community Foundation has awarded five Sioux Falls nonprofits $70,000 in grants for community...more

Mammoth Site gets $20K to improve accessibility
Foundation: South Dakota Community Foundation

The South Dakota Community Foundation recently awarded a $20,000 South Dakota Fund grant to the Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, according to...more

Judge denies motions in Spearfish vs. firefighters' association lawsuits
Foundation: South Dakota Community Foundation

The South Dakota Community Foundation asked the court to dismiss the suit in regards to the foundation, as it should not be subject to the...more

Black Hills foundation gives $100K to help Red Cross buy new emergency response vehicle
Foundation: South Dakota Community Foundation

Emergency response in the region got a boost, thanks to a hefty grant from a Black Hills-based philanthropic group to the ... Youth & Family...more

Spearfish Community Foundation awards more than $52K at annual grant breakfast
Foundation: South Dakota Community Foundation

SPEARFISH — The Spearfish Community Foundation awarded more than $52,000 to 24 nonprofit community service groups Thursday during...more

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