Armour Community Foundation

Armour, SD

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Founded in 2001 Giving Back to Armour

Welcome to the Armour Community Foundation website. We are one of 76 Community Savings Accounts in South Dakota. Even though we are an agent of the South Dakota Community Foundation, we are able to accept and administer charitable gifts, give good grants to our local nonprofit groups and organizations, and also give scholarships to hopeful young people from our region. Our volunteer advisory council works hard to ensure funds are going to groups and organizations that need it most.

The Armour Community Foundation is a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) tax exempt public organization created to attract and distribute charitable funds for the benefit of the Armour area. The Armour Community Foundation serves and is to function as a “savings account” for the Armour community. It is NOT the same as the Armour Development Corporation or the Armour Non-Profit Development Corporation. In fact, the role of the Armour Community Foundation is very different. The community foundation provides a way for people to reinvest in their community by investing in a permanent endowment. All types of donations are accepted. For example, donations can be made in honor of a birthday, anniversary or as a memorial. In those cases, the person honored will receive a card and the donor will receive documentation for charitable gift purposes. Larger gifts, such as estate gifts, are also welcome. Gifts can be made by giving a donation to anyone on the board of directors.

What is an endowed or permanent fund and how does it work?

The Armour Community Foundation handles no funds directly. The donations it receives are forwarded on to the South Dakota Community Foundation to be invested into a permanent fund. From there, these funds provide income and growth to meet or exceed inflation. Only interest income is distributed each year so that the funds are never depleted. At present, the Armour Community Foundation’s account has reached current net assets of more than $295,000. Earnings are available for distribution at 4.5% of the fund's fair market value average over 16 quarters (4 years). These earnings may be available in September and March in the form of grants to non-profit groups within the Armour Community. As the fund grows, so does the spendable amount available. This allows the Armour Community Foundation to grow and award grants indefinitely. With the financial support of community members, alumni and friends, the permanent endowment can continue to grow and serve as a funding source for projects of non-profit community organizations.

What type of gifts will the Armour Community Foundation accept?

Gifts may be given in a person’s name or anonymously during your lifetime or through a will, estate or both. Gifts of cash, stock, life insurance and real estate are the most common. Various forms of trusts, as well as gift annuities, are also accepted. A gift to the Armour Community foundation is invested by the South Dakota Community Foundation, and distributions are made from the fund income to charitable organizations in the Armour community. After making a gift, a person will receive regular reports on the status of the fund.

Are there any benefits to fund donors?

Making a gift to the Armour Community Foundation will leave a legacy in the Armour community that will benefit future generations. In addition, a gift provides income, estate and tax savings to the maximum allowed by law; recognition, permanence and professional management of charitable capital; the ability to have one gift benefit many Armour organizations.

Grants

Since 2002, the Armour Community Foundation has given back more than $48,000 to the community! To apply, please complete the grant application below.

Grant Application

Our Contributors

We only exist thanks to the generosity of our faithful contributors and investors.

4Charity Foundation, Inc.
A.A. Morris
Alan & Gretchen Bray
Alfred & Sharon Dietz
Allen & Marcia Mayer
Allen Hawkes
Amy S. Putnam Spease
Ardelle Clements
Ardis Zemovich
Armour Antiques
Armour Community Club
Armour Horizon Program
Armour Star Chapter No. 64
Armour Star Ham Players
Bernie & Sally Christenson
Bev Menning
Bob & Lori Sutton
Bob Goodnow
Bob's Feed & Farm
Carie Brenner
Carol Kunz
Carter & Sharon Wiese
Charles & Mary Myers
Class of 1959
Clements-Wiese Funeral Home, Inc.
Connie L. Putnam
Craig & Diane Krsnak
Dan & Rachel Faller
Darold & Judy Weisser
Darrell & Jeanne De Heer
Darrell & Nancy Catherman
Dave & Sheila Sanders
David Krull
Dean & Lisa Fink
Dean C. Putnam
Dean Koster
Deb Glanzer
Don & Jeanne Fineran
Don & Luverne VanDerWerff
Don Putnam
Donald & Ruth Stiver
Donna Belitz
Dot Hoxeng
Douglas County Insurance
Duane & Carolle Blume
Duane & Joy Zard
Duane Harms
Dwight & Barb Mills
Emil Rothenberger family
Farmers Alliance Mutual Insurance Company
First State Bank Employees of Armour
First State Bank-Armour
Friends of Armour
G. & Judy Wunder
Gary & Beverly Menning
Gary & Deb Ledeboer
Gary & Phyllis Hrdlicka
Gene Hollmann
Ginger Hertz Bookkeeping and Tax Service
Gwen Smith & Cheri Altenburg
Harms Oil Company
Hertz Reclamation, Inc.
Iona Langer
James Goodnow
Jason & Rebecca Knudson
Jerry & Cheri Altenburg
Jerry Altenburg
Jerry Peacock
Jim Putnam
Jim Werkmeister
John & Mary Reif
John & Pam Miedema
John Goodnow
John Hoxeng
Joseph Isakson
Kevin & Kathy Leonard
Kevin Leonard
Kevin Werkmeister
Koehn Brothers Funeral Home - Armour
Larry & Constance Miller
Larry & Lea Ymker
Larry & Ronda Wilson
Larry & Rose Hornstra
Lelan & Carol VanDerWerff
LeRoy & Judith Kelley
Lloyd & Harriet Turnwall
Lonnie & Sarah Schryvers
Mabel Clark
Margaret Altenburg Smith
Mark & Jennifer Fuoss
Mark's Photographic Images, Inc.
Marlin Vander Tuin
Mary Putnam
Mavis Krsnak family
Messengers of Healing Winds Foundation
Mike & Viola Carmody
Mr. & Mrs. Donald J. McLean
Noel & Janet Hamiel
Norman & Judy Pope
O.E.S Armour Star Chapter
Pat Carlon
R.L. Gerber
Rebecca Thury
Robin Gerber- Goodnow
Roger & Jana Hargreaves
Ronald & Barbara Fuoss
Ronald & Carol Voss
Ronald & Darline Morrow
Ronald & Phyllis Price
Scott & Renee VanDerWerff
Sharon Wiese
Shirley Bauhs
South Dakota Community Foundation
Tammie Merkwan
Terry & Arlene Hinckley
Thelma Price
Thomas & Angela Sannes
Thomas & Gwen Smith
Tillie Palmer
Todd Vogt
Tona Langer
Travis Sparks
Twylah Hertz
Wallace & Patricia Weatherford
Warren & Elaine Engelland
Wayne & Verna Remme
Werk Weld, Inc.
Wilma Kietzmann
Women in Action

A Tail for Tales
Anonymous
Armour Antiques
Armour Community Club
Armour Community Exchange
Armour Fire Department
Ashley Jenson
Blue Moon
Bob Goodnow
Bob's Farm Service, LLC
Bob's Farm Service, LLC
Brad & Kim Preheim
Carla Campbell
Carter & Sharon Wiese
Chris & Chareen Gerber
Corey & Nicole Whitney
Craig & Diane Krsnak
Dar Morrow
David & Melissa Kriz
Dean & Kristi Putnam
Dean & Lisa Fink
Dean's Auto Body
Dennis & Linda Kronaizl
Don & Mary Putnam
Don & Mary Putnam
Don Putnam
Dot Hoxeng
Douglas County Insurance
Duane Harms
Eltor Brenner
Fairway Seed
Fairway Seed
First State Bank-Armour
Gary & Beverly Menning
Gary & Laura Rothenberger
Gary & Phyllis Hrdlicka
Gleni McQuade
Harms Oil Company
Inez Hoffman
James Soukup
Jason & Jennifer Bietz
Jerry & Mira Leonard
Jerry Altenburg
Jerry Peacock
Jim Holderby
Jim Holderby
John & Kayleen Hansen
John & M.A. Fuerst
Joseph & Kerrill Morrison
Joseph & Marcella Pickart
Karl & Alene Fink
Keith & Nan Venhuizen
Kevin & Brenda Werkmeister
Kevin Leonard
Kevin Werkmeister
Kimberly Morris
Koehn Brothers Funeral Home - Armour
Larry & Lea Ymker
Larry & Ronda Wilson
Larry & Rose Hornstra
Lealan & Brenda Punt
Loren & Karen Ludwig
Mark & Jennifer Fuoss
Mark's Photographic Images, Inc.
Marvin & Alma Lau
Morgan Plumbing & Heating
Nicolle Neugebauer
Pat Carlon
Patricia Blume
Patrick & Beth Harrington
Robert & Ardis Zemovich
Roger & Jana Hargreaves
Ronald & Carol Voss
Ronald & Darline Morrow
Ronald & Darline Morrow
Russell & Barbara Ledeboer
Scott & Renee VanDerWerff
Scott & Tamara Holbeck
Terry & Arlene Hinckley
Terry Hrdlicka
Thelma Price
Todd Hawley
Tracy Hinckley
Van Spease
Vermayne & ArdisJane Bringelson
Victor & Tina Westendorf
Wanda Dally
Werk Weld, Inc.
William & Margaret Bertram
Xcel Energy

Bev Leibel
Blue Moon
Bob's Farm Service, LLC
Brad & Kim Preheim
Carter & Sharon Wiese
Craig & Diane Krsnak
Dean's Auto Body
Dennis Sanders
Don Putnam
Donna Brenner
Douglas County Insurance
Fairway Seed
First State Bank-Armour
Gary & Phyllis Hrdlicka
Gary Rothenberger family
James Whetham
Janet Reiman
Jay DeWaard
Mark's Photographic Images, Inc.
Nathan & Becky Wunder
Russell & Barbara Ledeboer
Thomas & Linda Soukup
Todd Vogt
Werk Weld, Inc.
Wilson True Value

Bob Goodnow
Jay & Angela Spaans
Anonymous
Nicolle Neugebauer
Darold & Deb Gjoraas Charity Fund
Carter & Sharon Wiese
Larry & Ronda Wilson
Carter & Sharon Wiese
Carter & Sharon Wiese
Dana & Phyllis Petersen
Carter & Sharon Wiese
Carter & Sharon Wiese
Scott & Renee VanDerWerff
Mark & Jennifer Fuoss
Barbara & Duane Harms Family Fund
Todd Hawley
Wilson True Value
Krull's Market
Carter & Sharon Wiese
Aaron & Lana Stremick
Wanda Dally
Werk Weld, Inc.
Koehn Brothers Funeral Home - Armour
Nathan & Becky Wunder
Terry Hrdlicka
Patrick & Beth Harrington
Douglas County Insurance
Bob's Farm Service, LLC
Larry & Ronda Wilson
Dean's Auto Body
Glenn & Sara VanZee
Dennis Sanders
Dwight Brenner
Jay & Angela Spaans
Justin & Sara Wright
L.E. & A.M. Wold
Gary & Phyllis Hrdlicka
Fairway Seed
Dean & Lisa Fink
Darold & Deb Gjoraas Charity Fund
Women in Action
Bob Goodnow
Carter & Sharon Wiese
Darold Werkmeister
BankWest
Carter & Sharon Wiese
Medtronic Foundation Volunteer Grant Program
Craig & Diane Krsnak
Todd Hawley
Mark & Jennifer Fuoss
Country Florist
Carter & Sharon Wiese
Ruth Harrington
Darold & Deb Gjoraas Charity Fund
Werk Weld, Inc.
Dennis Sanders
Terry Hrdlicka
Vogt's Repair
Chris Punt
David & Melissa Kriz
Kevin's Seed
Nathan & Audra Sparks
Fairway Seed
Corey & Nicole Whitney
Dean's Auto Body
Adam Bagent
Darold Werkmeister
Douglas County Insurance
Dean & Lisa Fink
Larry & Rose Hornstra
Nathan & Becky Wunder
Nancy DeVries
Jay & Angela Spaans
Glenn & Sara VanZee
Krull's Market
R Sports Bar, LLC
L.E. & A.M. Wold
Blue Moon
Bowers Trucking, Inc.
Nicolle Neugebauer
BankWest
Don Putnam
Armour Lumber Company
Herb Ruff
Carter & Sharon Wiese
Bob Goodnow
Bob Goodnow
YourCause, LLC
Carter & Sharon Wiese
Larry & Ronda Wilson
Craig & Diane Krsnak
Darold & Deb Gjoraas
YourCause, LLC
Dar Morrow
Jay & Angela Spaans
Heath & Jessica Brouwer
Vogt's Repair
Krull's Market
Kevin's Seed
Mark & Jennifer Fuoss
Eric & Kimberly DeWaard
Country Florist
Corey & Nicole Whitney
Werk Weld, Inc.
Craig & Diane Krsnak
Dennis Sanders
A Tail for Tales
Gary & Phyllis Hrdlicka
Nicolle Neugebauer
Nathan & Becky Wunder
StyleLynn Hair
Douglas County Insurance
Don Putnam
Dar Morrow
Robert Goodnow Farm
Otto, Jr. & Trina Fousek
Chris & Chareen Gerber
Scott & Tamara Holbeck
Larry & Rose Hornstra
Gary & Beverly Menning
Glenn & Sara VanZee
Chris Punt
Wilson True Value
Fairway Seed
Dwight Brenner
Jarret & Shana Bialas
Darold & Deb Gjoraas
Joann Rabenberg
B. & D. Sparks
Dean's Auto Body
Matt DeWaard
Fairway Seed
Patrick & Beth Harrington
Terry Hrdlicka
Jay & Angela Spaans
BankWest
Darold Werkmeister
Terry & Arlene Hinckley
Don Putnam
Nicolle Neugebauer
Harlan & Marlene Silbaugh
H & H Farms
Dar Morrow
Carter & Sharon Wiese
Carter & Sharon Wiese
Ronald & Carol Voss
Carter & Sharon Wiese
Krull's Market fundraiser
Carter & Sharon Wiese
Armour Bingo Fundraiser
Heath & Jessica Brouwer
Travis & Tammy Sparks
Dean Heller
Stephen & Jennifer Sonnen
Stephen & Rosanne Wiese
Ardelle Clements memorial
Bob Goodnow
Stelzer family
Margie Wentz
Carter & Sharon Wiese
Ronald & Carol Voss
Corey & Nicole Whitney
L.E. & A.M. Wold
Kathy Larson
Lynn Brosz
Mark & Jennifer Fuoss
Dionne Harrington
Todd Vogt
Koehn Brothers Funeral Home - Armour
Werk Weld, Inc.
Country Florist
Terry Hrdlicka
Armour Electric Motor Repair
Armour Lumber Company
Dwight Brenner
Douglas County Insurance
Fairway Seed
Don Putnam
Douglas County Memorial Hospital
Ray Bigge
Carter & Sharon Wiese
Donald & Karen Ludens
Krull's Market
Sandy Urquieta
Gary & Phyllis Hrdlicka
Dean's Auto Body
Donna Brenner
Jay & Angela Spaans
Dennis Sanders
Darold Werkmeister
Larry & Rose Hornstra
Carter & Sharon Wiese
Lori Bueber
South Dakota Community Foundation
Bankwest of Armour
Carter & Sharon Wiese
Dale & Donna Schrage
Dar Morrow
Larry & Ronda Wilson
Bob's Farm Service, LLC

Werk Weld, Inc.
Krull's Market
Koehn Brothers Funeral Home - Armour
Patrick & Beth Harrington
Wanda Dally
Roger & Jana Hargreaves
B & S Diversified
Charlene Bringelson
Marvin & Helen Adolphson
Dean's Auto Body
Wunder Construction
Douglas County Insurance
Fairway Seed
Terry Hrdlicka
Jan & Nadia Mudder
Jay & Angela Spaans
Darold Werkmeister
Don Putnam
The Country Florist
Ronald & Carol Voss

Meet Our Advisory Council

  • Jim Werkmeister--Chairman
  • Jay Spaans
  • Mark Fuoss
  • Beth Harrington
  • Wanda Dally
  • Bailey Spaans – Student member

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Contact Information

P.O. Box 333
Armour, SD 57313

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Thank you for your interest in our foundation. If you have questions or comments about partnership opportunities, please let us know.