First Fidelity Bank & Jones County Community Foundation

Learn about the CSA in Jones County, SD.

Founded in 1997 Giving Back to Jones County

In 1997, a group of residents came together to establish a sustainable community asset for Jones County nonprofit organizations. This Community Savings Account only grew in 1998 when The First Fidelity Bank & Jones County Community Foundation accepted a challenge from the South Dakota Community Foundation and Northwest Area Foundation to raise $100,000 in exchange for $50,000 match.

On May 24, 2010, Murdo High School granduate Irene McDonnell Kurtenbach and her husdand, Al, offered a $25,000 incentive grant challenge to the Jones County Community Foundation. This was a dollar-for-dollar match on funds raised by the local board up to $25,000. After the first $5,000 was raised, the Kurtenbachs made their first $5,000 contribution to the fund. After each additional $5,000 increment, the same process was followed. In mid-March of 2011, the Kurtenbachs were notified of the final $10,000 raised, and they provided the $10,000 match on March 29, 2011.

Grants

The Jones County Community Foundation has given back over $104,000 to community groups and projects making Jones County a better place to live, work, and play. If you have a community project that would benefit the county and/or our residents, please contact us to acquire an application form. Here are all of the great organizations who have benefited from a grant from the Jones County Community Foundation:

Murdo Golf Course
Jones County Turner Youth Foundation
Messiah Lutheran Church
Jones County Seniors for Service
Murdo Lions Club
Jones County Sportsman Club
City of Murdo
Jones County School District 37-3
Murdo United Methodist Church
Jones County PTO
Jones County Senior Center
Murdo Cemetery Association
Draper Gun Club
Jones County Teener Baseball
Murdo Centennial Committee
Murdo Senior Center
Patrick Construction
Jones County 4-H Club
Draper Centennial Committee
Wyatt Hespe
Town n' Country Library
City of Draper
Jones County Alumni Association
Jones County Buster Club
Jones County Senior Citizens
Murdo Ranch Rodeo
St. Mary's Foundation
Brad Fuoss
Jones County Youth Enrichment Group
Wildlake Gardens
Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of South Dakota
Murdo Housing & Redevelopment Commission
Andrew Bork
Sarah Dowling
Immanuel Lutheran Church
Jones County PTA
Julie Moore (Jones County Youth Group)
Murdo Nutrition Program
Murdo Legion Auxiliary
Dacey Bryan
Jason Elrod
Clayton Evans
Sophie Iversen
Kelly Kinsley
Taylor Michalek
Brendon Nelson
Eric Nix
Tyler Rankin
Kala Schmidt
Matt Trumbo
Drew Venard
Kyle Venard
Food Assistance Fund
Triple H Truck Stop
Draper Swimming Pool
Jones County Elementary Boys Basketball
Jones County Elementary Girls Basketball
All-Around Graphix
Murdo Sportsmans Club
Moore Building Center
Corkys Auto Supply
Jones County Cub Scouts
Jones County Girl Scouts
Senior Nutrition Program

Allen^George & Nancy
American Legion Auxiliary 75
Anderson^Clifford
Anderson^Paul & Marjorie
Andrews^Beverly
Anonymous
Applebee^Jerald
Arp^Wayne
Authier^Philip or Karen
Barnes^Patrick
Barton^Roland
Basler^David & Sallyette
Beacom^Miles & Lisa
Benne^Margaret
Birkeland^Jeff & LeAnn
Blom^ S. M. & Virginia
Boetel^M.A. & Bobbie
Bork^Herman & Jewell
Bork^Jewell
Bork^Robert & Dianne
Brost Cattle Company^Frank
Brost family^Frank
Brost^Bart & Rebecca
Brost^David & Linda
Brost^Frank & Martha
Brost^Linda
Brost^Robert & Suzanne
Brown family^Veldon
Brunskill^Joyce
Butt^Jim & Bernie
Butt^Sherry
Calvitto^Celeste
Christenson^Bernie & Sally
Christian^Harvey & Lila
Clinton^Norma, Joseph & Paul
Connot^Joe
Cox Trust^Harold
Cressy family^Jr.
Cressy^Everett & Lola
Dakota Prairie Bank
Daniel & Elise Parsih Foundation
Dean^Greg & Jill
Dean's 66 Oil Company
Deloris Ferdig Family
Dijulio^R.L. & L.G.
Dugan memorial^Jesse
Dugan^Jack
Ecker^Dorothy
Eral^Theresa
Estes^Douglas
Excavating Specialists
Faber^Dean & Deborah
Faber^Dean & Deborah
Feddersen^Marvin & Valerie
Fedderson memorial^Bonnie
First Fidelity Bank-Murdo
First Fidelity Bank-Winner
First Interstate Bank Public Relations
Francis^William & Edna
Geisler^Dave
Gibbs^Yvonne
Griffin^Mark
Groff^Howard & Ethel
Gustafson Builders
Gyles^James
Hart^Jim & Nini
Haugland^David & Doris
Haugland^Joanne
Haugland^Maurice & Pamela
Hauptman^Greg & Doreen
Hayes^Keith
Hayes^Margery
Hayes^Stephen & Marla
Heavy Constructors, Inc.
Highway 83 Association
Hoar^Jim & Betty
Hoar^Jim & Betty
Hochhalter^Steven & Tamera
Hochhalter^Timothy
Horan^Jeff & Jeri
Horner^Arlene
Hosking^John
Hurst^Dwight & Sheila
Hurst^Joyce
Iversen^Chris & Cheryl
Iversen^Dale & Deloris
Iversen^George & Hanna
Iverson^Chris & Cheryl
Iverson^Dan
Iverson^Deloris
Jackson^Darrin & Lonna
Jackson^Robert
Jaide^Lois
Jones County Centennial
Jones County School District 37-3
Jones^John & Rosemary
Jost^Cindy
Kaiser^Rob
Karim^Jafar & Jess
Kessler memorial^Linda
Kessler^Melvern & Linda
Kinsley^Donna Erikson
Kinsley^Dr. C.K. & Jean
Kinsley^Robert
Kirby^Dan & Arlene
Kirscher^Deb
Kittelson^Scott & Amy
Klima^Wayne & Vicki
Knapp^D.S. & A.M.
Kolb^Barbara
Kristi for Congress, Inc.
Kurtenbach^Aelred & Irene
Langdeau^Les & Lavina
Lee^John & Jeanette
Lillibridge Family Community Support Fund
Lillibridge Family Fund
Louder memorial^Dorothy
Lyman^Susan
Magnuson^Esther
Mathews^Fred, Mary & Bruce
Mathews^Gerald & Wanda
Mathews^Philip & Audrey
McKenzie^Mary
Mertens^David & Judy
MetaBank
Miller^Ardith Helene
Miller^Gail
Miller^Karen
Miller^Keith
Miller^Raymond & Gloria
Moore Building Center
Moore^Dennis
Moore^Dennis & Julie
Moore^Glenna
Moore^Kevin & Joni
Moser^Essy & Marvin
Mueller^Gertrude
Murdo Ford, LTD.
Murdo Lions Club
Nelson^D. & Karen
Niedan^K. H.
Nill^Ed & Linda
Nix^Chris & Katie
Nix^Richard & June
Noldner^Bernard & Cheryl
O' Reilly^Maxine
O'Reilly Estate^Maxine
O'Reilly^Brian
O'Reilly^Maxine
Oviatt^Kathleen
Palmer^Teresa
Parish^Dan Memorial
Patterson^Bruce & Vilma
Patterson^Katherine
Patterson^Paul & Katherine
Patterson^Paul & Katherine
Penticoff^Michael
Peters^Chip & Phyliss
Peters^Margie
Peterson^Joyce
Philips^William & Sherry
Piper^Charles & Sharon
Poppe Memorial^Audry
Poppe^Kenneth & Karen
Poppe^Maria
Pratt^Lucille
Progressive Study Club
Rankin & Sons, Inc.
Rankin family^Bob
Rankin^Martha
Rankin^Robert
Rankin^Ronald & Nannette
Reed^Steven & Debra
Reuman^Mike & Marlene
Riter^Charles & Kathleen
Roy Smith Family
Royer^Bruce & Karen
Rush^John Jack & Gayle
Sanderson^Craig & Patty
Sanderson^Terry & Kay
Schone^D.M. & Sharon
Sebade^Norbert & Jane
Showplace Wood Products, Inc.
Smith^Dee
South Central RC & D
South Dakota Community Foundation
South Dakota Telecommunications Association
Stone^Warren
Strait^Charles & Marilyn
Strait^Marjorie
Sundall^Herb & Deanna
Sutton^Bob & Lori
Szana^James
Talich^Kit
Tebbe^Merlin & Clarice
Tedrow^Marie
Theodosen^Mrs. Mary
Thomas^David & Nancy
Thomas^Eugene & Ethel
Thomas^Paul E.
Thompson^Charles M.
Thune Chili Supper^John
Thune^John & Kimberley
Thune^Senator John
Tieszen Revocable Trust^Sandra C.
Tornow^Francis & Evelyn
Town 'N' Country Library
Veenis^Jon & Suzanne
Venard^Bruce
Ver Wiebe^Richard & Carol
Vevig^Randy & Linda
Vollmer^Velma
Volmer^Donald
Wagner Community School District 11-4
Waldron Estate^Virginia
Warder^Robert & Jo Anna
Wendt^Lonis & Lois
Wernke^Alan & Dorene
West Central Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Whitney^Alex, Gunnar and Bodie
Whitney^Heather
Willard^Steve & Marla
Woebke^John & Carol
Wyly^Mack & Karen
Zolnowsky^David & Betty Ann


Meet Our Advisory Council

These are the leaders volunteering their time to make Jones County and its communities better for everyone. Thank them when you see them!

  • Dennis Moore
  • Brian O'Reilly
  • Bob Rankin
  • Heather Whitney
  • Lori Waldron
  • Dave Geisler
  • Karen Royer
  • Jim Butt

Support the Jones County CSA Help Jones County thrive for generations to come.


Contact Information

P.O. Box 47
Murdo, SD 57559

Contact Us

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