$10,000 Awarded to Crooks… | South Dakota Community Foundation

$10,000 Awarded to Crooks Community Child Care Center

May 21, 2024 // Grants
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South Dakota Community Foundation (SDCF) recently awarded a $10,000 South Dakota Fund grant to Crooks Community Child Care Center. Funding will aid in supporting the final additions to the kitchen and laundry room of the facility.

“This grant is a game-changer for CCCCC and the new center, we will be able to provide care for more children with this incredible gift,” says Mel Boehrns, Crooks Community Child Care Center.

Crooks Community Childcare Center check presentation
Photo Left to Right: Noel Ahl, Treasurer; Amanda Ellis, Secretary; Ginger Niemann, SDCF Senior Program Officer; Trish Olthoff, Vice President; Kelsey Murphy, CCCCC Board Member; Cassie Tjaden, CCCCC Board Member; and Jamie Farmen, SDCF Community Development Coordinator & Marketing Manager.

The Crooks Community Childcare Center opened its doors in September 2003 with capacity of forty-two children a day. The center provides affordable childcare of the highest quality in an atmosphere that promotes growth and wellness in children of all ages. The group is looking to expand their program capacity from forty-two children a day to 124.

“Together, we are investing in the well-being and development of children, ensuring they have access to quality care and nurturing environments for their growth,” says Ginger Niemann, SDCF Senior Program Officer.

SDCF is a public non-profit organization established in 1987. SDCF, with offices in Pierre, Rapid City, Sioux Falls and Aberdeen administers 1,200 funds benefiting hundreds of charitable organizations annually. The Foundation distributed nearly $31 million in grants in 2023 which made a tremendous difference in communities statewide. This would not have been possible without the generosity of our donors. If you have a specific cause you would like to support or would prefer to give for the general good of our state, please visit https://sdcommunityfoundation.org/giving to learn more or call 1-800-888-1842.