Local Impact | South Dakota Community Foundation

Local Impact

Learn how SDCF supports local communities through community saving accounts.

Better Together

The real work of bettering South Dakota begins and ends in local communities across the state. A primary way we partner with these communities is through Community Savings Accounts (CSAs).

What is a Community Savings Account?

A CSA is a fund to support basic needs and enhance the quality of life within a community in South Dakota. It is permanently endowed, meaning your gift is never “used up.” With our careful investment, a CSA will steadily grow and support annual awards ensuring the town continues to thrive and prosper for years to come.

All CSAs function as a local foundation. That’s because every CSA has its own local advisory council to raise and distribute funds. The money raised in your community stays in your community.

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Community Foundations

Explore existing community foundations in South Dakota.

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Start a Community Foundation

Give back to the community that has given so much to you.

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Community Foundation Challenge Grants

Creating long-term funding sources with our CSA partners.

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Community Savings Account Resources

Learning opportunities and administrative forms for your community savings account.

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