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$15,250 Awarded to Girl Scouts Dakota Horizons

December 5, 2023 // Grants, South Dakota Fund Grants
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South Dakota Community Foundation (SDCF) recently awarded Girl Scouts Dakota Horizons a $15,250 South Dakota Fund grant. Funds will assist in launching the Girl Scouts Citizen Science Initiative.

Marla Meyer, Chief Executive Officer, at Girl Scouts – Dakota Horizons says, “Girl Scouts - Dakota Horizons is uniquely positioned to support community problem-solving with the launch of Girl Scouts Citizen Scientist Initiative. We’re building the next generation of leaders in the workplace and beyond. Support from the South Dakota Fund will foster community outreach and remove barriers, broadening participation throughout South Dakota. This means girls across the state can explore exciting STEM career pathways and experience in-depth leadership training.”

Girl Scouts Dakota Horizons Check Presentation
Photo left to right: Jeff Veltkamp, Director of Development, SDCF; Jennifer Aman, Director of Girl Experience; Bette Poppen, Grant Development Specialist; Marla Meyer, Chief Executive Officer; Jennifer Hoesing, Chief Development Officer and Ginger Niemann, Senior Program Officer, SDCF

Girls Scouts – Dakota Horizons is a group to help young girls learn to navigate the pathway to success. Before a Girl Scout sails around the world or designs their own fashion line, they need to believe they can do it. Right now, Girl Scouts are camping out, creating dog parks, and cleaning our beaches. They are making new friends, saying no to bullies, and creating bonds with local senior citizens. They’re creating new laws to protect other kids, the environment, and animals. They’re making useful objects from what would have been trash, building robots to help disabled people, and traveling the world together.

“Empowering girls to make a difference in the world while bringing their dreams to life is very powerful,” says Ginger Niemann, SDCF Senior Program Officer. “At Girl Scouts – Dakota Horizons, there are endless opportunities to build confidence, respect, friendships and the courage to live their dreams while fostering development in a career path”.

To learn more about funding opportunities offered by the SDCF, please visit our website at https://www.sdcommunityfoundation.org/grants

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 $30 million in grants in 2022 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.