SDCF announces grant recipients

PIERRE — Round Two of the South Dakota Community Foundation (SDCF) 2021 Community Innovation Grant (CIG) program has been completed. A total of 11 nonprofits in the state will receive grant awards, including one in Huron.

Offered in partnership with the Bush Foundation, the Community Innovation Grant program supports efforts to find breakthrough solutions to community challenges across the state.

“The South Dakota Community Foundation received forty-eight applications in Round 2 and selected these 11 nonprofits to implement inclusive, collaborative and resourceful solutions that will benefit all our state’s citizens,” stated Ginger Niemann, SDCF Senior Program Officer. “Round 2 resulted in $197,998 being distributed among the selected grantees. We are grateful to the Bush Foundation for their past and continued investment in our state.”

The review committee selected the Huron Housing Authority to receive a $10,000 grant in Round Two. The HHA application was spurred on when Huron Rising- Reimagine our Future identified a housing shortage in Huron through a housing study. The demand for housing is outpacing construction making housing rehab a necessity for future economic development. Low-income and very low-income minorities, immigrants, refugees, elderly or disabled often don’t have the funds needed to repair homes resulting in the number of dilapidated houses continuing to grow. With the grant funds, HHA  will continue to focus on rehab activities for existing housing stock and the needs of the community.

Other projects receiving grants were:
Black Hills Playhouse  $20,000                                                                                    
Call to Freedom  $20,000
Native Governance Center $20,000
South Dakota Afterschool Network  $20,000                                                                      
South Dakota Voices for Peace

Conscious Youth Solutions (Sioux Falls): $8,438

South Dakota Discovery Center (Pierre): $20,000                                                             

Ecotone Foundation, Inc. (Spearfish): $19,750
West Dakota Regional Water (western South Dakota): $20,000
Youth & Family Services, Inc. (Rapid City): $20,000


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