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$2,904 Awarded to the University of Sioux Falls

December 6, 2023 // Grants, South Dakota Fund Grants

The South Dakota Community Foundation (SDCF) recently awarded a $2,904 South Dakota Fund grant to the University of Sioux Falls (USF). Funding will support students in Sioux Falls, and those South Dakota students taking online classes with the opportunity to take part in a Financial Literacy Education Program.

“The South Dakota Community Foundation Grant is going to make a huge lasting impact on the financial literacy and education of University of Sioux Falls students studying on campus in Sioux Falls, and online throughout South Dakota,” said Andrew Porteous, Director of Student Life and Housing, USF.

Photo left to right: Jeff Veltkamp, Director of Development, SDCF and Andrew Porteous, Director of Student Life and Housing, USF.

USF currently offers students Financial Aid, Paid Employment on Campus, and a Student Hardship Fund, however, there is currently no Financial Literacy or Educational Programs associated with these. This program is designed to train staff members to be able to instruct students about Financial Literacy as well as provide student wide programming throughout the year. This programming will target students from lower socio-economic backgrounds and first-generation students who are the first in their family to navigate the financial waters of a college education.

“College is often the first-time students are responsible for their own finances. This program will offer the necessary skills to make sound decisions and manage their money effectively,” said Ginger Niemann, SDCF Senior Program Officer.

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.