A Rock-Solid Future | South Dakota Community Foundation

A Rock-Solid Future

April 5, 2022 // Grants, South Dakota Fund Grants

Financial literacy is a critical component in the education of today’s students.

Ginger Niemann, Senior Program Officer, SDCF

The South Dakota Community Foundation was proud to partner with the Homebuyer Education (HERO) Division of the South Dakota Housing Development Authority and South Dakota’s State Treasurer, Josh Haeder to bring Funding the Future’s (FTF) financial literacy education program to selected South Dakota middle and high schools.

Funding the Future uses an innovative multimedia approach pairing music, video, and inspirational messaging to bring home the importance of finances in our daily lives. In addition, Funding the Future provides a curriculum packet for teachers to share prior to or after the presentation at their school. The schools incur no cost for this financial literacy program.

The South Dakota Community Foundation awarded Funding the Future a $14,000 South Dakota Fund grant that provided support for them to bring this message to middle/high school students in these South Dakota school districts this week: Wolsey-Wessington, Summit, Redfield, McLaughlin, and Selby Area. In addition, a presentation was given to Northern State University and Presentation College students.

“We appreciate the support from the South Dakota Community Foundation,” said Carter Hulsey, national recording artist, Funding the Future. “These tours cannot happen without the generous support from donors.”

“Financial literacy is a critical component in the education of today’s students,” stated Ginger Niemann, Senior Program Officer, SDCF. “Their futures depend upon their ability to successfully manage their money.”

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

About the SDCF

SDCF is a public non-profit organization established in 1987. SDCF, with offices in Pierre, Rapid City, Sioux Falls and Aberdeen administers over 1,100 funds benefiting hundreds of charitable organizations annually. The Foundation distributed nearly $18 million in grants in 2021 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.