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South Dakota Community Foundation Selected as Intermediary Partner by Bush Foundation

January 25, 2022 // Grants, Community-based Grants

The South Dakota Community Foundation is excited to bring additional resources to South Dakota and its nonprofits through the Bush Foundation’s community-based grant initiative.

Stephanie Judson, President & CEO, SDCF

The South Dakota Community Foundation (SDCF) is thrilled to announce their selection as an intermediary partner for the Bush Foundation’s community-based grant program in South Dakota. This six-year partnership, commencing in 2022, will result in $1.2 million per year being infused in our state for grants to eligible nonprofits.

This community-based grant program will allow nonprofit organizations to engage in problem-solving and provide support for development, testing and spreading ideas that will make our state better for everyone. In addition, leaders will be inspired, equipped, and connected to lead change more effectively.

“The South Dakota Community Foundation is excited to bring additional resources to South Dakota and its nonprofits through the Bush Foundation’s community-based grant initiative”, stated Stephanie Judson, President & CEO, SDCF. “This most recent grant award is a continuation of the longstanding relationship with the regional funder. We appreciate their continued confidence in our ability to work with our community partners to improve the lives of South Dakotans.”

Opening later this year, South Dakota’s eligible nonprofits will be able to apply for support. The SDCF is now in the planning and design phase for this program and will be engaging communities to help shape this grant program. Please stay informed by visiting our website at sdcommunityfoundation.org/grants.

Intermediary partners from adjoining states are Headwaters Foundation for Justice, serving Minnesota’s communities, and Strengthen ND, focusing on North Dakota’s nonprofits. A fourth partner, focused on serving Native communities across the region (Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota) will be announced in the coming months.

About our Donors

The SDCF 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://www.sdcommunityfoundation.org/giving to learn more or give us a call at 1-800-888-1842.

About the Bush Foundation

The Bush Foundation invests in great ideas and the people who power them. Established in 1953 by 3M Executive Archibald Bush and his wife Edyth, the Foundation encourages individuals and organizations to think bigger and think differently about what is possible in communities across Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and the 23 Native nations that share the same geographic area.