Grantees 2019

Abbott House, Inc.

Build two foster homes for children in foster care and apartments for youth aging out of the foster care system


Anonymous Honorarium

One Heart


Black Hills Area Community Foundation

Matching funds to assist nonprofits to grow their endowments


Black Hills State University

Scholarships to low income youth to attend Camp Invention Summer Camp


Black Hills State University Foundation

Scholarships – BH State University Rapid City


Camp Thunderbird South Dakota

For students from low income families to attend a college access camp


Chamber Music Festival of the Black Hills

Discovery of Strings Program and other free educational music programming for youth in the Black Hills



To expand the availability of affordable housing and provide supportive services in Rapid City over a multi-year period


Dale Clement Honorarium

University of South Dakota (Barbara Hughes Clement Program Endowment Fund)


Feeding South Dakota

  • $50,000 – Support of Rapid City Child Hunger Programs
  • $75,000 – New truck to be used in Rapid City and surrounding communities to help with food security efforts


Friends of South Dakota Public Broadcasting

Early Learning Initiative to support statewide early education efforts in South Dakota


Helpline Center

  • $67,000 – Black Hills 211 Helpline Center to provide callers with information and referrals to social service organizations for every day needs and in times of crisis 
  • $60,240 – Volunteer Connections Program and Evaluation; maintain a volunteer database for the Black Hills area to link volunteers and nonprofit agencies together and provide tools and supports to area nonprofit agencies
  • $7,420 – Promotion and volunteer recruitment of the VITA and AARP free income tax preparation service for the 2020 tax year in the Black Hills, in partnership with AARP


Hope Center

Drop-in Day Center providing support to assist individuals working through the crisis of poverty and homelessness


Jennifer Trucano Honorarium

YMCA of Rapid City


Larry Piersol Honorarium

South Dakota News Watch


Literacy Council of the Black Hills

Program tutoring adults in basic reading and writing skills, as well as English language learning


Love, Inc.

Campaign for remodeling a new facility to consolidate programming to one location


Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA)

For children in Western South Dakota to attend the MDA Summer Camp at Camp Courage in Maple Lake, MN


National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

To implement the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administrations 8 Dimensions of Wellness Initiative through a model called “Moving from Illness to Wellness” for individuals and families impacted by mental illness


New Start Housing Collaborative

Provide housing vouchers for individuals and families unable to access public housing; clients receive extensive case management and support services


Northern Black Hills Society for the Preservation of the Performing Arts

For the Northern Hills Community Band


Northern Hills Alliance for Children

Education services for young children and families in the Northern Black Hills.


Northern Hills Drug & 4th Circuit DUI Courts

Assist participants and their families with ancillary services to encourage and reinforce positive behavior while in the program


Oglala Lakota College

Scholarships – Nursing Program


Pennington County DUI & Drug Courts

Assist participants and their families with miscellaneous expenses while participating in the program 


Pennington County Health & Human Services

Discreationary funds for basic needs and job-related expenses and tiered incentives for the Safe Solutions Program


Rapid City Club for Boys

Capital Campaign to improve programming and safety at the Club


Rapid City Club for Boys

Out-of-school and outreach programming to middle school and high school boys


Ray Hillenbrand Memoriam

Construction and maintenance of the Ray of Hope Garden on the OneHeart Campus


Rushmore Consumer Credit Counseling

Financial/housing counseling and education on renting or buying a home


South Dakota State University Foundation

Scholarships – Rapid City Nursing Program


Starting Strong Initiative/Early Childhood Connections

Scholarship program for preschool education for 3 and 4 year olds from low income families in Rapid City as part of our prosperity cradle to career initiative


United Way of the Black Hills

For strategic planning and implementation


University of South Dakota Foundation

Scholarships – Rapid City Nursing Program


Volunteers of America

  • $100,000 – Coordination of the Black Hills Regional Homeless Coalition
  • $50,000 – Mommy’s Closet, providing basic life necessities to families with children up to age five including housing, food, diapers, and clothing


Western Dakota Technical Institute

  • $682,472 – Student Success Center to provide services and supports to assist high risk students to be successful and graduate
  • $320,000 – Scholarships – LPN/ADN Nursing Programs
  • $200,000 – Scholarships – Other WDT Programs


Western SD Senior Services, Inc.

Purchase of a temperature-controlled delivery truck along with operating expenses to provide meals to seniors (Meals on Wheels)


Working Against Violence, Inc. (WAVI)

  • $220,500 – Support for Project Safe, children’s programs and community outreach and education efforts related to domestic violence
  • $50,000 – Youth Violence in Prevention (YVIP) collaborative programming for local youth in middle school and high school to participate in educational leadership building sessions and create youth projects on sexual violence prevention


Youth and Family Services

Girls Inc. out-of-school program


2019 Grand Total


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