The South Dakota Community Foundation (SDCF) recently awarded a $2,500 South Dakota Fund grant to the Chamber Music Festival of the Black Hills. Funding will support efforts to present free educational arts programming for youth of all ages.
Over the past 15 years, the Chamber Music Festival of the Black Hills has had over 36,000 attending children served with free educational programming implemented by professional musicians and educators. Their Mission is to break down cultural and economic barriers through music and community collaboration. Their success is contributed to the use of exciting and innovative formats with an emphasis on developing a broad-based sustainable audience. Their goal is to strengthen the community by advancing social, academic, and economic outcomes.
“The Chamber Music Festival of the Black Hills is providing programs for children pre-K to 12 throughout the region,” says Ginger Niemann, SDCF Senior Program Officer. “It is music to our ears to join efforts in making the educational arts available for all children.”
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.