Grantees 2022

Black Hills Area Community Foundation

  • $475,000 – Early Learner Innovation Fund
  • $300,000 – Matching funds to assist nonprofits to grow their endowments
  • $68,000 – Assist with the Friends of Food Security work


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 music programming for youth in the Black Hills


Chanku Wast Ranch

Medicine Root Construction Project to a pilot a mentoring program engaging local laborers to build skills to complete home repairs on the Pine Ridge Reservation


Cheyenne River Youth

Construction of Waniyetu Wowapi (Winter Count) Institute and Art Park


Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation

Native American College Fair and Summit to provide college access experiences for area students


Early Childhood Connections

Assist with stabilization of high quality Starting Strong childcare programs


Elevate Rapid City

Support for their Workforce Development Pillar


Fork Real Community Café

Capacity building and operating funds for their pay-what-you-can community cafe that offers fresh farm-to-table meals in Rapid City


Helpline Center

Marketing efforts in Western South Dakota for the 988 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline



  • $100,000 – Dale Clement Family Fund – In Memoriam to Benefit Black Hills Symphony Orchestra Society & Chamber Music Festival
  • $20,000 – Black Hills Area Community Foundation/Rapid City Strategic Housing Fund
  • $1,777 – Black Hills Area Community Foundation/Operating Endowment
  • $752 – Black Hills Area Community Foundation/RAI Endowment
  • $5,400 – Black Hills Special Services/Career Learning Center (Workforce Connections Program)
  • $2,000 – Feeding South Dakota
  • $5,000 – Lutheran Social Services 
  • $4,000 – OneHeart 
  • $10,000 – Rapid City YMCA
  • $2,000 – Youth and Family Services
  • $1,025 – Early Childhood Connections/Starting Strong Program
  • $1,025 – Rural America Initiatives


Hope Center

Drop-in Day Center providing support for the homeless and those living in poverty in Rapid City 


Journey On

Purchase a vehicle for their Street Outreach Program


Literacy Council of the Black Hills

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


Lost & Found

Mental health programming to address increasing mental health needs and suicide risk for students on campus at Western Dakota Tech, SD School of Mines, and Black Hills State University


Main Street Square

Main Street Square Operations


Main Street Square

Equipment upgrades at Main Street Square


Northern Hills Aliance for Children

Quality early learning to 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


Oaya Luta Okolakiciye (OLO)

Provide talking circles in all Rapid City Area School (RCAS) Middle Schools


Pennington County DUI Court

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


Pennington County Health & Human Services

To assist individuals with miscellaneous expenses such as rental deposits, rental assistance, utility assistance and transportation costs


Pennington County Mental Health Court

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


Rapid City Club for Boys

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


Rural America Initiatives

Capital Campaign to add additional Early Head Start and Head Start classrooms to the facility in Rapid City


Sanford Underground Research Facility Foundation

Education and outreach program, providing STEM professional development for K-12 educators in South Dakota


Simply Smiles

Support for their therapeutic foster homes on the Cheyenne River Reservation in La Plant, SD


United Way of the Black Hill

Support of their Mental Health Initiative


Volunteers of America

Coordination of the Black Hills Regional Homeless Coalition 


Working Against Violence, Inc. (WAVI)

  • $160,000 – Support for Project Safe, children’s programs and community outreach and education efforts related to domestic violence
  • $100,000 – Capital improvements at current shelter to increase capacity


YMCA of Rapid City

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


2022 Grand Total


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