Do I Qualify?

We currently only accept applications for grants that support low-income access to food, physical and behavioral health, safety, social belonging and culture, and transportation.

Compelling grant applicants outline a program or project that:

      • benefits low-income individuals or families
      • addresses a demonstrated community need that falls within our basic needs priority area (food, physical/behavioral health, safety, social belonging/culture, or transportation)
      • cultivates trusting and collaborative relationships within the community
      • have other funding secured beyond John T. Vucurevich Foundation dollars

Do I Qualify

Your organization must be classified as tax-exempt under the IRS Code Section 501(c)(3).

Organizations are limited to 1 unsolicited grant request per 12 months period.

Your grant idea must fall within our basic needs priority area, which we define as food, physical and behavioral health, safety, social belonging and culture, and transportation.

Your grant idea should serve the Rapid City Area. We believe that our efforts to support low-income families are most effective when they operate in a limited number of geographic locations in full partnership with communities. We concentrate the majority of our funding in the Rapid City Area but do fund some work in neighboring communities where we have a longstanding history of grantmaking and strong partnerships.

We do NOT fund individuals, school affiliated trips, museums, animal-related projects, political campaign activities, direct religious activities, international requests, benefit events, event sponsorships, sports activities, publications, video, and film production, camp development and infrastructure and requests from form letters.

We do NOT normally fund endowments or organizations that are less than 5 years old.

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