Paul & Carol Hohm Fund awards 2020 annual grants

COURTESY PHOTOS The Paul & Carol Fund awarded nearly $38,000 to local groups this fall. PHOTO 1: Accepting distributions are from left, Jen Bragg, United Way Heartland Region; Doug Pietz, First Presbyterian Church; Dr. Robert Hohm; Pam Evenson, James Valley Christian School; and Curtis Bales, Huron Hockey Association. PHOTO 2: Accepting distributions are, from left, Marilyn Hohm Hoyt; Shelly Buddenhagen, Nordby Center/Hohm Courts; Lt. Matt Darrow, Salvation Army; and Charlotte Henley, Central Prairie Red Cross. Not pictured are representatives from Huron Area Girl Scouts, Huron Area Boy Scouts and Pyle House Museum.

The Paul & Carol Hohm Fund, established in 2008 with the South Dakota Community Foundation, made its annual distribution of nearly $38,000 to 10 community non-profit organizations.

In the twelve-year history of the Paul & Carol Hohm Fund, nearly $260 million has been distributed to named local non-profit organizations.

The Paul & Carol Hohm Fund was established in partnership with the South Dakota Community Foundation, a public non-profit organization established in 1987.   

The S.D. Community Foundation distributed nearly $18 million in grants in 2019 to South Dakota non-profits. With careful investment by the SDCF, the Paul & Carol Hohm Fund will continue to grow and enhance the quality of life in the local Huron area forever. These organizations will receive an annual gift in perpetuity from the fund said Marilyn Hohm Hoyt and Dr. Robert Hohm of Huron, children of Dr. Paul and Carol Hohm.

The organizations and the amount received are:
• Nordby Center/Hohm Courts, $9,746 – various equipment which includes but not limited to new volleyball and tennis net systems as well as additional pickle ball nets.
• Huron Hockey Association, $4,011 for the purchase of new helmets for our association participants.
• James Valley Christian School, $4,011 – general fund for Christian school education and tuition assistance.
• United Way Heartland Region, $4,011 – funding the 34 different programs that are already in our communities, programs that our friends, family, and neighbors have come to rely upon.
• Huron Area Girl Scouts, $2,577 for Camp Woodlands;
• Boy Scouts-Huron Area, $2,577 for Scouting Programs.
Salvation Army, $2,577 for the Genesis Feeding Program and Food Pantry.
• Central Prairie Red Cross, $2,577 to help community members who have been displaced from their home because of a disaster.
• First Presbyterian Church, $2,577 – to update the Christian Education Wing of the Church.
• Pyle House Museum, $2,577 – repair and restoration work on Pyle House Museum.