Pierre/Fort Pierre Area Community Foundation

Learn about the CSA in the Pierre and Fort Pierre area.

South Dakota Capitol building in the fall

Founded in 1997 Giving Back to the Pierre and Fort Pierre area

Welcome to the Pierre/Fort Pierre Area Community Foundation website. 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 board members work hard to ensure funds are going to groups and organizations that need it most.

A Community Savings Account (CSA) offers you an opportunity to give a perpetual gift to the communities of Pierre and Ft. Pierre. The fund is invested by the SDCF and 4.5% of the average value is available to give back to nonprofits each year. As the fund grows, so does our ability to make a local impact. Our board of directors gives grants to support basic needs and enhance the quality of life in Pierre/Ft. Pierre.

Sometimes donors have questions about how to give back to their community. If you would like to give back to the Pierre/Ft. Pierre Area Community Foundation, but are not sure where to begin, contact the SDCF. Gifts may come in many forms:

  • Cash
  • Check
  • Commodity (Grain, corn, cattle)
  • Land (Offset capital gains tax)
  • Automatic Bank Transfers
  • Cars, Coins, Collectables
  • Gift of Stock
  • Gift of Insurance Benefits
  • Gift of Retirement Benefits
  • Remember Pierre/Ft. Pierre in your estate

Pierre/Fort Pierre Community Foundation and Youth Philanthropy Fund Call for Grant Applications

Please find the 2021 grant application for funding from the Pierre/Fort Pierre Community Foundation and Youth Philanthropy Fund in the accordion below. One application can be used for both funds.

The youth fund is restricted to youth activities/programs. The Foundation can and will consider both youth and adult activities/programs. Our advisory council seeks to broaden its reach, always.

The advisory council requests applications by April 30th, 2021.

The Pierre Fort Pierre Community Foundation has granted over $414,000 to charitable and nonprofit causes in the area since 1998.
Pierre School District 32-2

Future Fort Pierre
Future Fort Pierre
Pierre Concert Association
Pierre/Ft. Pierre Area Humane Society
Oahe Hockey Association
Oahe YMCA, Inc.
Oahe Child Development Center, Inc.
Canvasback Art Club
Boys & Girls Club of the Capital Area
Capitol City Baseball Association
Verendrye Museum, Inc.
Community Youth Involved, Inc.
Junior Achievement of South Dakota
Feeding South Dakota
Capital Area Counseling Service, Inc.
Capital Area United Way
Dakota Western Heritage Festival
Verendrye Museum, Inc.
Oahe Child Development Center, Inc.
Izaak Walton League of America - Sunshine Chapter
Hopeless to Homes Animal Rescue
Community Youth Involved, Inc.
Canvasback Art Club
Canvasback Art Club
OAHE, Inc.
Oahe YMCA, Inc.
South Dakota Discovery Center
Community Youth Involved, Inc.
Citizens Involvement Council
Pierre/Ft. Pierre Area Humane Society
Dakota Western Heritage Festival
Fort Pierre Community Garden
Oahe Child Development Center, Inc.
Verendrye Museum, Inc.
Oahe YMCA, Inc.
Pierre/Ft. Pierre Area Humane Society
Dakota Western Heritage Festival
Oahe Hockey Association
Community Youth Involved, Inc.
Canvasback Art Club
Oahe Child Development Center, Inc.
Community Youth Involved, Inc.
AAUW Preschool
Daughters of the American Revolution
Pierre/Ft. Pierre Area Humane Society
Junior Achievement of South Dakota
Oahe Child Development Center, Inc.
Verendrye Museum, Inc.
Growing Up Together
Dakota Western Heritage Festival
Dakota Horse Stars Therapeutic Riding Center
Short Grass Arts Council
Boy Scout Troop #173
Avera St. Mary's Hospital
Casey Tibbs Foundation
Izaak Walton League of America - Sunshine Chapter
Pierre/Ft Pierre Head Start Program
OAHE, Inc.
Verendrye Museum, Inc.
The Right Turn
Junior Achievement of South Dakota
Pierre/Ft. Pierre Area Humane Society
Pierre/Ft. Pierre Area Humane Society
Canvasback Art Club
Pierre / Ft Pierre Historic Preservaton Commission
Pierre/Ft. Pierre Area Humane Society
Junior Achievement of South Dakota
Short Grass Arts Council
Boy Scout Troop #173
Verendrye Museum, Inc.
Community Youth Involved, Inc.
Stanley County School District
South Dakota Discovery Center
OAHE, Inc.
Dakota Horse Stars Therapeutic Riding Center
Pierre/Ft Pierre Head Start Program
City of Pierre
Community Youth Involved, Inc.
Dakota Horse Stars Therapeutic Riding Center
Pierre/Ft Pierre Head Start Program
OAHE, Inc.
Parents Matter Coalition of Pierre/Fort Pierre
Verendrye Museum, Inc.
Growing Up Together
Junior Achievement of South Dakota
River Regional High School Rodeo
Pierre/Fort Pierre Lions Club
Community Youth Involved, Inc.
Capital City Band
Canvasback Art Club
OAHE, Inc.
South Dakota Discovery Center
Pierre-Ft. Pierre Lions Club
Pierre Tennis Association, Inc.
Community Youth Involved, Inc.
Greater South Dakota Education & Research Foundation
AAUW Preschool
Community Youth Involved, Inc.
Verendrye Museum, Inc.
Izaak Walton League
South Dakota Discovery Center
Southeast United Methodist Church
Community Coordinated Transportation System
Growing Up Together
OAHE, Inc.
Central South Dakota RSVP
Pierre/Ft. Pierre Area Humane Society
Dakota Horse Stars Therapeutic Riding Center
Verendrye Museum, Inc.
South Dakota Walleyes Unlimited, Inc.
South Dakota Urban Indian Health, Inc.
Rural Health Care Incorporated
The Right Turn
Pierre Junior Shooting Club
Pierre-Ft. Pierre Lions Club
Pierre/Fort Pierre Kids Voting
Oahe Habitat for Humanity
OAHE, Inc.
Dakota Horse Stars Therapeutic Riding Center
Community Food Banks of South Dakota
Civic CASA
AAUW Preschool
Southeast United Methodist Church
Capital Journal
AAUW Preschool
American National Red Cross-Oahe Chapter
Boys & Girls Club of Pierre
Civic CASA
Dakota Horse Stars Therapeutic Riding Center
Greater South Dakota Education & Research Foundation
Twin Cities Cultural Connection
Oahe Habitat for Humanity
Oahe Hockey Association
Pierre Area Youth Skating Association
Pierre Junior Shooting Club
Rural Health Care Incorporated
South Dakota CARES, Inc.
South Dakota Discovery Center
South Dakota Walleyes Unlimited, Inc.
Capital Journal
Community Youth Involved, Inc.
Capital Journal
Pierre Educational Foundation
Central South Dakota RSVP
The Right Turn
Rural Health Care Incorporated
Make-A-Wish Foundation of South Dakota
Dakota Horse Stars Therapeutic Riding Center
Community Youth Involved, Inc.
Capital Journal
AAUW Preschool
South Dakota Discovery Center
OAHE, Inc.
Oahe Habitat for Humanity
Boys & Girls Club of Pierre
South Dakota CARES, Inc.
Civic CASA
Verendrye Museum, Inc.
Canvasback Art Club
Oahe Hockey Association
Kids Voting South Dakota, Inc.
Pierre Players, Inc.
Capital City Questers
Rural Health Care Incorporated
Capital Journal
Oahe YMCA, Inc.
Citizens Involvement Council
Fort Pierre Recreation Association, Inc.
Dakota Horse Stars Therapeutic Riding Center
Community Youth Involved, Inc.
AAUW Preschool
OAHE, Inc.
Boys & Girls Club of Pierre
Canvasback Art Club
Civic CASA
Pierre Tennis Association, Inc.
Fort Pierre Development Corporation
Debby's Gallery
Easter Seals South Dakota
Oahe Child Development Center, Inc.
Oahe Cable Channel
Growing Up Together
United Sioux Tribes of South Dakota Development Corporation
Canvasback Art Club
Hipple Printing Company, Inc.
Leave A Legacy - SDPGC
Capital Journal
Healthy Communities/Healthy Youth Mentoring
Central Teen Court
Pierre Ft. Pierre Kids Voting
Canvasback Art Club
South Dakota Discovery Center
Avera St. Mary's Foundation
Central South Dakota Retired Senior Volunteer Program
ped
Easter Seals South Dakota
Canvasback Art Club
Avera St. Mary's Foundation
Growing Up Together
Head Start
Senior Games of S.D.
Lily Park-Ft. Pierre Development Corp.
Avera St. Mary's Foundation
Dakota Horse Stars Therapeutic Riding Center
Missouri Shores Domestic Violence Center
Habitat for Humanity
Growing Up Together
Citizen Handicapped Advancement Program, Inc.
M.O.P.S. (Community Bible Church)
Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce
Capital University Center Foundation, Inc.
World War II Memorial Fund
South Dakota Heritage Center
Pierre Senior Games
Pierre Girl Scouts
Pierre Lewis & Clark
Pierre Community Coordination Transporati
Pierre Missouri Shores
South Dakota Discovery Center
Pierre Area Literacy Service
Kids Voting
Pierre Canvas Back Club
Pierre Eastside Neighborhood
Strengthening the Arts in S.D.
Pierre Area Literacy Service
OAHE, Inc.
Canvasback Art Club
Easter Seals South Dakota
Pierre Chamber Beautification Project
Capital University Center Foundation, Inc.
BankWest-Onida, SD 'Flood Acct'
Dakota State Bank-Blunt, SD 'Flood Acct'
Leave A Legacy - SDPGC
Casey Tibbs Foundation
Short Grass Arts Council
Pierre Concert Series
CHAPS
OAHE, Inc.
Easter Seals South Dakota
Nyoda Girl Scout Council
Growing Up Together
ARC Oahe Chapter
Short Grass Arts Council
Buchanan School
Leave A Legacy - SDPGC
South Dakota Discovery Center
Short Grass Arts Council
Pierre Post 8 American Legion Baseball
Buchanan Parent Teacher Association
Dakota Horse Stars Therapeutic Riding Center
Community Youth Involved, Inc.
AAUW Preschool
Missouri Shores Domestic Violence Center
OAHE, Inc.
Kids Voting
Oahe Days
Civic CASA
Countryside Hospice, Inc.
Canvasback Art Club
Capital City Children's Chorus
Chamber Gardens
Capital Journal
Oahe Prep Bowl
Countryside Hospice, Inc.
Wesleyan Indian Ministries, Inc.
Civic CASA
South Dakota Discovery Center
South Dakota Vietnam War Memorial Fund
Oahe Days
Easter Seals South Dakota
Canvasback Art Club
United Sioux Tribes of South Dakota Development Corporation
Make-A-Wish Foundation of South Dakota
Olympic Qualification Fund
Hipple Printing Company, Inc.
May, Adam, Gerdes & Thompson, LLP
Chamber of Commerce-Vermillion
CHAP, Inc.
Easter Seals South Dakota
Kids Voting
Canvasback Art Club
Eastside Neighborhood Center
Teen Court
Oahe Prep Bowl
Verendrye Monument National Landmark
Bad River Gathering
Civic CASA

The Pierre/Fort Pierre Youth Philanthropy Fund has granted over $37,400 to local nonprofits and causes since 2003.

Destination Imagination
Oahe Hockey Association
Teen Court
Pierrette Dance Team
Natalie Nagle
CHAP, Inc.
Pierre School District 32-2
T.G.I.C.
Pierre School District 32-2
Youth To Youth
Capital City Children's Chorus
First United Methodist Church Heifer Proj
Pierre Composite Squadron
Student Senate
United Methodist Church-Youth Group
Carolyn Fouts-Runaways
Youth Involvement Program (YIP)
Circle of Friends-YIP
YIP/TGIC
Pierre School District 32-2
Circle of Friends-YIP
YIP
Student Senate
FBLA
Capital City Children's Chorus
Pierre School District 32-2
Pierre Area Youth Skating Association
Warriors of Light
Pierre School District 32-2
Pierre School District 32-2
Pierre School District 32-2
Warriors of Light
Pierre School District 32-2
Ambassadors of Excellence Program
Girl Scouts Troop 65691
Pierre Tennis Association, Inc.
Pierre School District 32-2
Hugh O'Brian Youth Foundation
Pierre Pride Girls Fastpitch Softball
Pierre Pride Girls Fastpitch Softball
Pierre Players, Inc.
The Right Turn
Capital City Children's Chorus
Hugh O'Brian Youth Foundation
South Dakota Discovery Center
Pierre Junior Shooting Club
Girl Scout Troop 65655
Pierre School District 32-2
Pierre Junior Shooting Club
Boy Scout Troop #27
Future Buisness Leaders of America
Oahe Hockey Association
Pierre School District 32-2
Oahe Hockey Association
Oahe YMCA, Inc.
Boys & Girls Club of the Capital Area
Capitol City Baseball Association

Pierre/Fort Pierre Area Community Foundation

Advisory Council

  • Brett Koenecke-Chairperson
  • Sandy Zinter
  • Becky Burke
  • Kate Olson
  • Murray Thompson
  • Tom Hart
  • Matt Brakke

Pierre/Fort Pierre Youth Philanthropy

Advisory Council

  • Ella Hand
  • Bennett Dean
  • Aidan Burke
  • Aleeyah Schilling

Support the Pierre/Fort Pierre Area CSA Help Pierre and Fort Pierre thrive for generations to come.


Contact Information

2310 Patron Parkway
PO Box 296
Pierre, SD 57501

Contact Us

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