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


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

Nearly $100000 awarded to local nonprofits
Foundation: South Dakota Community Foundation, Bush Foundation

Five area nonprofits received awards through the South Dakota Fund Grant. Black Hills Playhouse, Consumer Credit Counseling of the Black Hills...more

Motorcycle group raises $300K for children with disabilities
Foundation: Black Hills Area Community Foundation, South Dakota Community Foundation

In July, the community foundation awarded $10,000 to the Hope Center to support its day-to-day operations as a day center for the homeless...more

Avera Foundation Gets Grant for Farm and Rural Stress Hotline
Foundation: South Dakota Community Foundation

The grant was given by the South Dakota community foundation. Donors say they recognized that this has been a tough year for those in...more

Spink County nonprofit awarded $10K grant
Foundation: South Dakota Community Foundation

The Spink Area Support Network in Redfield was awarded a $10,000 grant from the South Dakota Community Foundation, according to a...more

Spink County nonprofit awarded $10K grant
Foundation: South Dakota Community Foundation

The Spink Area Support Network in Redfield was awarded a $10,000 grant from the South Dakota Community Foundation, according to a...more

Pierre/Fort Pierre Area Community Foundation distributes $14730 in grants
Foundation: South Dakota Community Foundation

The Pierre/Fort Pierre Area Community Foundation has distributed $14,730 in 2019 grants to community organizations doing work for the Pierre...more

Geographic Focus

Hughes County, SD

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