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


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

Funds Awarded To Non-Profit Groups
Foundation: South Dakota Community Foundation

The South Dakota Community Foundation (SDCF) has been able to provide some support statewide. In March, the foundation established...more

SD Discovery Center continues building $100000 SDCF endowment
Foundation: South Dakota Community Foundation

A release from the South Dakota Community Foundation (SDCF) stated the Discovery Center was rewarded with an additional $20,000...more

Governor has started fundraising to put Rushmore likenesses on SD Capitol dome
Foundation: South Dakota Community Foundation

Her fundraising message on Twitter said the money would be put in a special account with the South Dakota Community Foundation. The slogan...more

10 Pierre and Fort Pierre non-profits receive thousands in grant funds
Foundation: South Dakota Community Foundation

Pierre/Fort Pierre Area Community Foundation president Brett Koenecke says over the past 22 years, they've granted over $400,000 to...more

Foundations provide $25K+ in grants to Pierre/Fort Pierre organizations
Foundation: South Dakota Community Foundation

The Pierre/Fort Pierre Area Community Foundation and South Dakota Community Foundation have distributed over $27,000 ($27,730) in grants...more



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