Engaging Leaders with their CommunitiesAugust 31, 2022 // South Dakota Fund Grants
“Funding from the South Dakota Community Foundation will allow the Institute to directly invest in leaders’ difference-making efforts in communities across South Dakota.”Billie Sutton, Sutton Leadership Institute Founder
The South Dakota Community Foundation (SDCF) was pleased to partner with the Billie Sutton Leadership Institute. SDCF awarded them with a $7,500 South Dakota Fund grant. Funds provided support for participants in their newly launched Leader’s Community Engagement Projects.
“The South Dakota Community Foundation’s gift will allow the Billie Sutton Leadership Institute to further support our state’s leaders and the communities they serve by providing funds to help leaders get promising projects off the ground. Thousands of South Dakotans have already been personally impacted by the projects taken on as part of the Sutton Leadership Institute,” said Billie Sutton, Sutton Leadership Institute Founder. “Funding from the South Dakota Community Foundation will allow the Institute to directly invest in leaders’ difference-making efforts in communities across South Dakota.”
Launched in 2019, the non-partisan Billie Sutton Leadership Institute is dedicated to inspiring and preparing the next generation of leaders to build a stronger South Dakota and more vibrant communities and workplaces through service to others. The Institute provides a free, year-long leadership development program for a selective class of young professionals, and people interested in public service or getting more involved in their community.
“Building a better tomorrow for our state’s citizens is dependent upon the willingness of leaders to step forward,” stated Ginger Niemann, Senior Program Officer, SDCF. “We are proud to play a small role in making sure that continues to happen.”
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.