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Spearfish Community Foundation

Today & Forever, Forward Together

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Support the Spearfish CSA Impacting Tomorrow Together

Public Access AED Community Project

In 2023, the Spearfish Community Foundation launched a special project, in cooperation with the City of Spearfish and other local, community-minded organizations, to bring life-saving Automated External Defibrillator (AED) devices to the Spearfish community!

Spearfish Community Foundation has purchased five portable AED devices that are available for checkout (for registered special community events in Spearfish) at the Spearfish Recreation & Aquatics Center. AED smart cabinets and towers, complete with Stop the Bleed kits, will be installed throughout the city.

Click here to learn more.

Since 1998 Help Spearfish thrive for years to come.

In 1998, a group of committed leaders partnered with the city of Spearfish to create a long-term asset for the benefit of Spearfish nonprofit groups and organizations.

Your gift to the Spearfish Community Foundation will benefit LOCAL nonprofit programs promoting the social and economic well-being of the people living in the Spearfish area.

P.O. Box 1184 • Spearfish, SD • 57783

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The Spearfish Community Foundation has distributed over $650,000 to nonprofit groups and organizations since 1997. As the Spearfish Community Foundation funds grow, so will the amount available each year for nonprofit projects and programs.

Spearfish Community Foundation launched the Impacting Tomorrow Together campaign in December 2021. Funds raised through Impacting Tomorrow Together will leverage collective resources to fund “charitable-purpose” projects/programs that make a large community impact and address community needs. Grants to 501(C)3 nonprofit and charitable organizations for these community betterment projects/programs will focus on, but not be limited to:

  • Health & Human Services
  • Senior Citizens
  • Recreation
  • Community Beautification
  • Arts & Culture
  • Public Safety

The City of Spearfish is also collaborating with the Spearfish Community Foundation to raise funds for the Impacting Tomorrow Together campaign. Starting January 2022, the City of Spearfish offers residents a unique opportunity to donate to the Spearfish Community Foundation through their monthly utility bill. Tax deductible monthly donations or a one-time gift will benefit local non-profit programs/projects that promote the social and economic well-being of the people living the Spearfish area. Residents may sign up for this convenient monthly or a one-time donation process through the city’s utility bill by completely the form on the City of Spearfish’s website www.cityofspearfish.com .

If you prefer to donate directly to the Spearfish Community Foundation through this website, please click the above Donate Now tab. Thank you for your legacy building contribution that not only impacts the Spearfish community today, but in the future and for future generations.

Lifesaving Community AED Project

The following Organizations are previous grant recipents from the Spearfish Community Foundation:

Spearfish Community Foundation

Artemis House
Bella Pregnancy Resource Center
BHSU (Black Hills State University) RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program)
BHSU SD CEO/Women's Business Center
BHSU Foundation
BHSU Johanna Meier Opera Theater
BHSU Little Jackets
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Black Hills
Black Hills Gold Swimming
Black Hills National Writing Project
Booth Society, Inc.
Dragon Puppet Productions
Family Services Center/YouthWise
High Plains Heritage Society
High Plains Western Heritage Center
Jorgensen Sculpture Park
Lawrence County Teen Court
Lutheran Social Services, Canyon Hills Center
Matthews Opera House
Northern Hills CASA
Northern Hills Clothe-a-Kid
Ponderosa Apartments, Inc.
Prairie Hills Transit
Spearfish High School (SHS) Debate
SHS Skills USA Chapter
South Dakota Center for Enterprise Opportunity
South Dakota West River Spay-Neuter Coalition, Inc.
South Dakota Project Learning
Spearfish Area Chamber of Commerce
Spearfish Arts Center
Spearfish Center for the Arts & Humanities
Spearfish Community Food Pantry
Spearfish Foundation for Public Education
Spearfish Young Life
St. Vincent de Paul Society
City of Spearfish
Spirit of the Hills Wildlife Sanctuary
Victims of Violence Intervention Program, Inc.
Volunteers of America
West River Transit Authority
Western Hills Humane Society

Banner Settlement Fund

Action for the Betterment of Our Community
Black Hills State University - RSVP Program
Booth Society, Inc.
Dorsett Regional Senior Care Center
Family Health Center
Family Services Center/YouthWise
Good Shepherd Clinic
Grace Balloch Memorial Library
Helpline Center 211
Lawrence County Extension
Matthews Opera House
Mended Little Hearts
Northern Black Hills RSVP
Northern Hills Alcohol & Drug Services
Northern Hills Area CASA Program
Ponderosa Apartments, Inc.
Meals on Wheels
Prairie Hills Transit
Ram-Realtors Against Meth
REALTORS® for Kids, Inc.
Spearfish Food Pantry
Spearfish Foundation for Public Education
Spearfish Kiwanis Club
Spearfish Middle School
Spearfish Nutrition Site
Spearfish Senior Citizen Center
Special Olympics South Dakota
Victims of Violence Intervention Program, Inc. (Artemis House)
Kenadi Jean Weis Foundation
Western Resources for Independent Living

The State of South Dakota received a settlement from Phoenix-based Banner Health for its 2002 sale of seven hospitals and nursing homes. Banner Health made cash payment to the State that was imediately endowed at the South Dakota Community Foundation for health and elderly care in the communities in which Banner Health served. Each year, the Spearfish Community Foundation board of directors has the ability to recommend grants from this fund.


We are grateful to the Spearfish area residents, businesses, and alumni for believing in a long-term asset to benefit our community.

Monetary gifts of all ranges are welcome! No gift is too big or too small. If you would like to leave a legacy by making a contribution to the Spearfish Community Foundation simply make your check and mail to:

Spearfish Community Foundation
P.O. Box 1184
Spearfish, SD 57783

Below is a list of our dedicated donors. It is because of you that we are able to make an impact in and around Spearfish.

Jeremy & Melissa Barnett
Black Hills Federal Credit Union
Black Hills Pioneer
Evergreen Management Services, Inc.
Family & Friends
Family Service Center
Fidelity Investments
First Western Bank-Spearfish
First Western Bank-Sturgis
Edward Furois
Danny & Karol Green
Judith Haislett
Kathleen Harper
Thomas Hobbs
Sharon Hoggatt
Stewart Huntington
Joe B. Jorgensen
A. King
Harvey Krautschun
Scott & Letti Lister
Norwest Foundation
Aldo & Carol Panerio
Pioneer Bank & Trust-Belle Fourche
Pioneer Bank & Trust-Spearfish
Jon & Mary Pochop
Bob & Betty Roberts
Fred & Priscilla Romkema
Rushmore Bank & Trust
Ken & Kay Schallenkamp
South Dakota Community Foundation
Spearfish Cayon Resorts, LLC
Spearfish Senior Citzen Center
Greg Sund
Jim Thompson
Vic & Ethelyn Uttke
Johanna Della Vecchia
Wells Fargo Foundation
Wells Fargo Services, Inc.
Kent & Nancy Wietgrefe
Barbara Zwetzig

Meet Our Advisory Council

The Spearfish Community Foundation is managed by local volunteers who believe in building long-term assets for the community and giving grants to nonprofits who are making Spearfish a better place to live, work, and play.

  • Sue Konstant, President
  • Letti Lister, Vice President
  • Liz Manning, Secretary
  • Dave Donat, Finance Reports Coordinator
  • Kari Engen, Grants Coordinator
  • Melissa Barnett, Marketing & PR Coordinator
  • Chris Donovan
  • Kirk Easton
  • James Jeffery
  • Angie Leonard
  • Ida Marie Snorteland

Contact Information

Spearfish Community Foundation
P.O. Box 1184
Spearfish, SD 57783


Contact Us

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