Grantees 2020

A COVID-19 Response Fund

JTVF has provided COVID-19 Response Funding to various organizations focused on food security, eviction mitigation, supplies, technology, and childcare


Arts South Dakota

2020 Virtual State Arts Conference


Behavior Management Systems

Family Pathways school-based counseling and support programs


Black Hills Area Community Foundation

Collective Impact planning


Black Hills Special Services Cooperative (Career Learning Center)

Workforce Connections Program, supporting adult learners to further their education and training


Black Hills State University Foundation

Scholarships to low income youth to participate in a virtual Camp Invention Summer Camp


Boys & Girls Club of Rosebud

Support for three youth centers and a teen center located in Mission, Rosebud, and Parmelee on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation


Chamber Music Festival of the Black Hills

Educational virtual music programming for youth in the Black Hills


Cheyenne River Youth Project

Lakota Youth Arts and Culture Institute in Eagle Butte


Feeding South Dakota

Hunger relief efforts to include the BackPack Program and mobile food distribution throughout the Black Hills


Helpline Center

  • $55,000 – Volunteer Connections Program to 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
  • $7,500 – Promotion and volunteer recruitment of the VITA and AARP free income tax preparation service for the 2021 tax year in the Black Hills



  • Black Hills Area Community Foundation – Black Hills by Choice Fund – $1,000
  • Black Hills Area Community Foundation – Operating Endowment Fund – $3,677
  • CommonBond – $9,333
  • Feeding South Dakota – $4,667
  • Friends of South Dakota Public Broadcasting – $2,500
  • Lifescape Foundation – $1,000
  • Rapid City Club for Boys – $1,000
  • United Way of the Black Hills – $1,000
  • University of South Dakota – Barbara Hughes Clement Program Endowment – $22,000
  • YMCA of Rapid City – $14,000
  • Youth and Family Services – $4,667


Hope Center

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


LifeScape Foundation

To increase capacity and services provided to children who have autism at their Rapid City Speciality Clinic


New Dawn Enterprises

Remodel client bathrooms in their transitional residential treatment center in Vale, SD


One Spirit

Support for their End Hunger Program on the Pine Ridge Reservation


Passages Women’s Transitional Living

New transitional living facility in Rapid City to increase capacity, providing residential re-entry service services to women


Pennington County Health & Human Services

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


Pennington County Mental Health Court

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


Pennington County Veteran’s Treatment Court

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


Rapid City Area School District

Support for the Academy of Human Services & Education


Rapid City Arts Council

Youth and Young Adults Arts Education programming to provide youth and young adults access to the arts


Rapid City Club for Boys

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


St. Francis Mission

Free and reduced fee dental clinic serving the Lakota people on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation


United Way of the Black Hills

Annual fundraising campaign focusing on strategic initiatives


Volunteers of America

  • $200,000¬† – Coordination of the Black Hills Regional Homeless Coalition
  • $50,000 – Mommy’s Closet, providing emergency support services and case management for families of children ages 0-13, and coordination of the Western SD Diaper Bank


YMCA of Rapid City

Jump Start Childcare Program to assist teen parents and parents taking steps to achieve educational goals and self-sufficiency


Youth & Family Services

Girls Inc. out-of-school program


2020 Grand Total


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