South Dakota Community Foundation
SDCF Board of Directors Chair Jim Hart Vice Chair John Porter Secretary Stephanie Judson Treasurer Patricia Adam Members David Anderson Beth Benning Bruce Brandner Muffy Christen Dale Christensen Janet Cronin Jeff Erickson Charles Hart Blake Hoffman Al Kurtenbach Trudy Morgan Steve Myers Anita Nachtigal Stanley Porch Norbert Sebade Peg Seljeskog Curt Wischmeier Staff Stephanie Judson President Ginger Niemann Program Officer Kelly Nelson Program Accountant Clay Cudmore CPA, CMA Chief Financial Officer Buddy Seiner CSA Coordinator
Partnership Creates New Funding Opportunities for SD Nonprofits
The South Dakota Community Foundation (SDCF) in partnership with the St. Paul, MN-based Bush Foundation is inviting South Dakota nonprofits to apply for $225,000 in new funding in 2014. Grants ranging from $500 to $10,000 will be awarded in three separate rounds, with the first grant round open and under way. The Community Innovation Grants aim to assist in uncovering breakthroughs in community needs across the state. “The purpose of the Community Innovation Grants is to empower nonprofits to engage in the process of creating more effective, equitable, and sustainable solutions to the problems our communities face,” says Stephanie Judson, President of the South Dakota Community Foundation. “I believe these grants have the power to build significant momentum to solve problems within South Dakota's borders." Nonprofits of all sizes and with varied missions are invited to apply. Each nonprofit has the opportunity to define its distinct community as a geographic location or as a community built on common interest or background. Nonprofits engaged in any stage of the community problem solving process – identifying a need, increasing understanding of an issue, generating ideas or implementing solutions— are encouraged to apply. "Communities around the region face significant and complex challenges that require innovative solutions," says Molly Matheson Gruen, Community Innovation Manager at the Bush Foundation. "We want to support and encourage organizations that are using community problem-solving to create innovation. The Bush Foundation plans to build a long-term partnership with the South Dakota Community Foundation to provide grant opportunities to our shared constituents in South Dakota." Organizations interested in applying for the Community Innovation Grants can visit SDCommunityFoundation.org/CIGrants to review the grant guidelines, deadlines, and application instructions. In order to qualify, a nonprofit must be IRS Publication 78 verified or have a fiscal sponsor. Any questions about an organization’s eligibility or the application process can be directed to Ginger Niemann at the SDCF by calling 1.800.888.1842 or by sending an email to email@example.com.
Bush Foundation + the South Dakota Community Foundation + your nonprofit = a positive impact on the people you serve
South Dakota Community Foundation Elects Two New Board Members
The South Dakota Community Foundation welcomed two new members to the board of directors. Dr. Charles Hart of Rapid City and Stanley Porch of Wanblee were each elected to serve three-year terms. The elections were held at the fall board meeting in Madison, SD last October. “We are delighted to welcome two well-respected individuals to the South Dakota Community Foundation board of directors. Dr. Hart and Mr. Porch were both born and raised in South Dakota and have demonstrated their commitment to their community and to this state,” President Stephanie Judson said. “Along with the other 18 members of the board of directors, they will each play important leadership roles as the South Dakota Community Foundation continues to grow and to serve South Dakota,” Judson added.
Charles E. Hart, M.D. is the President/CEO for Regional Health, a not-for-profit community based healthcare system serving western South Dakota. He received his B.S. from Notre Dame and a M.D. from the University of Minnesota. Charles spent 17 years practicing Family & Emergency Medicine in Colorado and South Dakota. Charles is a past and active Charles E. Hart, M.D. member of multiple organizations including Rapid City Chamber of Commerce and presently Chamber Government Affairs Committee, Black Hills Vision, Rapid City Economic Development, and State Chamber of Commerce. He has also been a board member of the Rapid City Community Health Center and presently serves on their Finance committee, and was honorary Commander for Ellsworth Air Force Base. Charles and his wife Kathryn have two daughters and reside in Rapid City. Stanley Porch has operated a family farming and ranching operation on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation for 55 years. Stanley attended SDSU before returning to the family farm and ranch operation. Stanley has served on several local, state, and national boards; SD Wheat Commission, chairman of the National United States Wheat Association, school board, local elevator board, Farm Credit board, SD FSA board, and Ellsworth Development Authority. He and his wife Shirley have three children, five grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.
The South Dakota Community Foundation awarded twenty-four grants in the second half of 2013 totaling $171,000. The Foundation received thirty-nine applications, with requests totaling over $500,000. The Foundation makes grant awards in the areas of economic development, human services, health, education and cultural programs. For more information on the South Dakota Community Foundation and our on-line grant application process, visit our web site at www.sdcommunityfoundation.org or contact the Foundation office at 1.800.888.1842. Following is a list of those awards.
A World Feast, Rosebud, SD $6,000 Abbott House, Mitchell, SD $10,000 Aberdeen Area Child & Adolescent Service System, Aberdeen, SD $2,000 Avera St. Mary’s Hospital Central SD Child Assessment Center, Pierre, SD $7,000 Belle Fourche Development Corporation, Belle Fourche, SD $5,000 Children’s Home Society of South Dakota, Sioux Falls, SD $7,500 Consumer Credit Counseling Service of the Black Hills, Rapid City, SD $5,000 Deadwood History, Inc., Deadwood, SD $5,000 De Smet Events Wellness Center, DeSmet, SD $10,000 Friends of the Middle Border, Inc., Mitchell, SD $20,000 Habitat for Humanity of Yankton County, Yankton, SD $5,000 Historic Rapid City, Rapid City, SD $4,500
Northern Hills Alliance for Children-First Step Child Care Center, Deadwood, SD Pheasants Forever, Statewide Pollock Community Fitness Center, Pollock, SD South Dakota Humanities Council, Brookings, SD South Dakota Parks and Wildlife Foundation, Pierre, SD Southern Hills Community Recreation Initiative, Hot Springs, SD Spearfish Veterans Monument, Spearfish, SD Spirit of the Hills Wildlife Sanctuary, Spearfish, SD Springfield Veterans Memorial Committee, Springfield, SD Tallgrass Recovery & Sober Living Homes, Sioux Falls, SD Volunteers of America, Dakotas, Sioux Falls, SD Wounded Knee District Community Development, Manderson, SD
$7,000 $10,000 $5,000 $10,000 $7,000 $3,000 $5,000 $5,000 $10,000 $7,000 $10,000 $5,000
List of New Funds (January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013)
Loren J. Ammann Foundation To provide financial support to religious, charitable, educational, and civic purposes in the community of Wilmot as recommended by an advisory committee.
Klein Foundation Fund To provide financial support to the Klein Foundation. Calvin & Bernice Anderson Fund To provide financial support to the Klein Foundation.
Antes Family Memorial Scholarship Fund To provide financial support to graduates of Tripp County High School pursuing a career in agriculture as recommended by the Tripp County Community Foundation Board of Directors.
Mitchell Technical Institute Foundation Fund To provide financial support to Mitchell Technical Institute.
Thomas & Maxine Bischke Scholarship Fund To provide financial support for scholarship(s) to individuals in the Platte community with preference given to persons pursuing a pharmacy degree.
James & Lawrence Neyens Scholarship Fund To provide financial support to graduates of Tripp County High School as recommended by the Tripp County Community Foundation Board of Directors.
Montrose Area Scholarship Fund To provide financial support to graduates of Montrose High School.
Marlin Bjerke Memorial Scholarship Fund To provide financial support to graduates of Deuel County High School.
Ronald Noren Memorial Fund To provide financial support to charitable and nonprofit purposes at the recommendation of the donor.
Boys & Girls Club Corporation Fund To provide financial support to the Boys & Girls Club Corporation as designated by the donor.
Norway Lutheran Church & Cemetery Fund To provide financial support to Norway Lutheran Church and cemetery.
Boys & Girls Club of Yankton Fund To provide financial support to the Boys & Girls Club of Yankton.
Parker Area Community Foundation To provide financial support to charitable and nonprofit purposes in the Parker area at the recommendation of a local Board of Directors.
Bridgewater-Emery School Foundation To provide financial support to Bridgewater-Emery School.
Prairie Futures Fund To provide financial support to the Prairie Futures program.
Britton Public Library Fund To provide financial support to Britton Public Library.
RAC Scholarship Fund To provide financial support to graduates and alumni of Hill City as recommended by the local advisory committee.
Butler Cemetery Foundation To provide financial support to the Butler Cemetery located near Letcher.
South Dakota 125th Celebration Fund To provide financial support to activities celebrating South Dakota's quasquicentennial.
Canistota School Foundation To provide financial support to Canistota School District. Paul & Muffy Christen Legacy Fund To provide financial support to charitable and nonprofit purposes as recommended by the South Dakota Community Foundation Board of Directors.
South Dakota Farm Bureau Cares Fund To provide financial support to victims impacted by the October 2013 blizzard. South Dakota FFA Foundation, Inc. Fund To provide financial support to South Dakota FFA Foundation, Inc.
Coss Family Foundation To provide financial support to charitable and nonprofit purposes at the recommendation of the donor.
South Dakota High School Activities Association Fund To provide financial support to the South Dakota High School Activities Association.
Coss Family Scholarship Fund To provide financial support to graduates of Miller High School.
South Dakota Nurses Association Undergraduate Nursing Scholarship Fund To provide financial support to nursing students from SD attending pre licensure baccalaureate nursing education programs at the recommendation of the South Dakota Nurses Foundation.
Clay & Karen Cudmore Fund To provide financial support to charitable and nonprofit purposes at the recommendation of the donor. Deuel School Faculty Scholarship Fund To provide financial support to graduates of Deuel Public School.
Justin & Ardis Speer Foundation To provide financial support as designated by the donor.
GROW South Dakota Foundation To provide financial support to Grow South Dakota Foundation.
Justin & Ardis Speer Scholarship Fund To provide financial support to graduates of New Underwood High School.
Dennis Hegg Memorial Scholarship Fund To provide financial support to graduates of Madison Central High School who intend to participate in band at the post secondary level. Helmuth Hoff Scholarship Fund To provide financial support to graduates of Tripp-Delmont High School. Bill Kadoun Scholarship Fund To provide financial support to graduates of Britton-Hecla High School.
Watertown Christian School Foundation To provide financial support to Watertown Christian School. Webster Centennial Fund To provide financial support to Webster Centennial Foundation.
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Volunteers Create Opportunities for South Dakota Communities
The South Dakota Community Foundation is proud to work alongside 68 communities that host Community Savings Accounts (CSA’s). The CSA program surpassed $20 Million in assets and distributed more than $700,000 in grants to nonprofits in 2013. The continued success of our flagship CSA program depends largely upon those who are willing to take a leadership role locally. It is not just our passionate CSA board members, however, who step up to make their community better through philanthropy. A recent poll of CSA leaders found that more than 680 residents, business partners, students, and CSA representatives helped support their local foundation in 2013. This includes daily activities, special events, advertising/promotion, fundraising and much more. Without the help of these dedicated volunteers, our CSA’s would certainly not be the assets they are today. Because of these individuals, community needs are met, partnerships are formed and progress is made toward sustainability. But how often do we say “thank you” to these volunteers who play such a vital role in our community?
Whatever that answer may be, we might not be able to thank these leaders enough. These dedicated groups of individuals all share a sincere belief in the work they are doing. Their passion and initiative keep a local philanthropic effort moving forward. They are, at the center of it all, a foundation for a sustainable community. They will not only lead today’s initiatives, they will inspire and mentor those who will lead future efforts. Let’s give thanks to those who dare to be leaders in our communities. Those who stand up and initiate discussions, accept project responsibility and lead residents into a bright future. Shake their hand, call them on the phone, send them a nice card or just say “Thank You” in passing. Or, what better way to say “thank you” than by volunteering alongside them. This will help keep all of our leaders, and their passion, working for our communities and working for South Dakota.
The mission of the South Dakota Community Foundation is to promote philanthropy, receive and administer charitable gifts and invest in a wide range of programs promoting the social and economic well being of the people of South Dakota.
Published on May 5, 2014