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


2019 Black Hills Chamber Music Festival
Foundation: South Dakota Community Foundation

... along with executive director Michael A. Hill, joined for Moment in Sound from the South Dakota Community Foundation Studio in Rapid City....more

SPURS earns grant for lift
Foundation: South Dakota Community Foundation

With a $3,000 grant from the South Dakota Community Foundation, SPURS Therapeutic Riding Center in Aberdeen is able to purchase a...more

Capital Area Boys & Girls Club gets $20000
Foundation: South Dakota Community Foundation

The South Dakota Community Foundation presented a $20,000 South Dakota Fund grant to the Boys & Girls Club of the Capital Area. This grant is...more

Black Hills area non profits receive grant money
Foundation: South Dakota Community Foundation

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Through three different grant programs, the South Dakota Community Foundation was able to award $95,000 dollars,...more

South Dakota Community Foundation awards $95000 to local nonprofits
Foundation: South Dakota Community Foundation, Bush Foundation

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA TV) - In order to make South Dakota "a better place for all generations, today and tomorrow," the South Dakota...more

Teen Challenge gets $15K SDCF grant
Foundation: South Dakota Community Foundation

PIERRE – The South Dakota Community Foundation (SDCF) recently presented a $15,000 South Dakota Fund grant to Teen Challenge of...more

Teen Challenge gets $15K SDCF grant
Foundation: South Dakota Community Foundation

PIERRE – The South Dakota Community Foundation (SDCF) recently presented a $15,000 South Dakota Fund grant to Teen Challenge of...more

Sioux Falls attorney, entrepreneur Richard Cutler leaves legacy of philanthropy
Foundation: South Dakota Community Foundation

Rich was community minded and philanthropic. He served as campaign chairman for the United Way and served on many boards including the...more

Huron couple make investment in community
Foundation: South Dakota Community Foundation

Gohn said the Huron Community Foundation is honored to have another sub-fund established that will benefit Huron for decades to come, as only...more

Vermillion Area Farmers Market Among South Dakota Community Foundation Grant Recipients
Foundation: South Dakota Community Foundation, Bush Foundation

PIERRE, SD – Round 1 of the South Dakota Community Foundation (SDCF) 2019 Community Innovation Grant (CIG) program has been...more

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