First Fidelity Bank & Burke Community Foundation

People Helping People To Make Our Community A Great Place to Live, Learn, and Grow.

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Founded in 1997 Giving Back to Burke

The mission of the Burke Community Foundation is to promote philanthropy, receive and administer charitable gifts, and invest in programs that promote the social and economic well being of the people of South Dakota.

Our motto is People Helping People To Make Our Community A Great Place to Live, Learn, and Grow.

The First Fidelity Bank & Burke Community Foundation was established by a local board of directors in partnership with the South Dakota Community Foundation (SDCF). Their goal was to create a long-term funding source for charitable causes in the local area. With careful investment, the fund will continue to grow and enhance quality of life in the local area forever. This fund is one of almost 80 community savings accounts in partnership with SDCF. Since 1987, the Foundation has helped people reach their philanthropic goals and strengthened communities across the state. Today, SDCF manages assets of over $300 million and has granted over $18.8 million in 2018.

Grants

The Burke Community Foundation has awarded over $130,000 to community nonprofit groups and organizations since 1997.

Grants are awarded two times per year, once in May and again in November. The deadlines for application are May 1st and November 1st. For more information about grant opportunities, or to request a grant application, please contact us.

Gy Co Summer Youth Academy
Dakota Senior Meals

Burke Herrick Lucas Chapter of Gregory County Historical Society

Gy Co Summer Youth Academy
High School Student Council
Burke City Library
Burke VFW Post 9950

Burke Men's & Women's Association

Burke Fire Department
Burke Youth Center
Spring Club Baseball
Burke Herrick Lucas Chapter of Gregory County Historical Society

Burke Business Promotion Corp
Women In Ag Conference

Burke Youth Center
Burke Fire Department
Burke Little League
Burke Public Library

Gregory County Summer Youth Academy
Burke Community Foundation

Fitness on Main

Burke Public Library

Burke Fire Department
Burke CPR Instructors

Burke Fire Department & Ambulance
Community Memorial Hospital

Burke Community Senior Center
Burke Ambulance Service
Burke Golf Course
Burke Little League & Girls Softball

Community Memorial Hospital

Burke Public Library
Burke Ambulance Service
Fitness on Main
Community Memorial Hospital
Burke Community Senior Center

Burke Community Senior Center
Cougar Athletic Club

Burke Royals Softball
Fitness on Main
Burke Youth Center
Burke Riding Club

Burke Ambulance Service

Burke Community Senior Center
Burke Golf Course
Circle Space Services
Gregory County Economic Development
Gregory County 4-H

Burke Community Senior Center
ROCS Dining Service
Burke Playground Committee

Burke Golf Course
Burke Playground Committee
Burke Daycare (Coronavirus matching grant)

Gregory County (courthouse)
Calamity Jane

Meet Our Advisory Council

  • Mindie Wischmann
  • Mike Glover, Secretary
  • Mistie Drey
  • Jason Witt
  • Mark Green
  • Philip Henning
  • Susie Karbo

Support the Burke CSA Help Burke thrive for generations to come.


Contact Information

P.O. Box 376
Burke, SD 57523

Phone: 605-775-2641
Email: mindiewischmann@ffb-sd.com

Contact Us

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