South Dakota Grants and Foundations

Find the Latest South Dakota Grants and Foundations
Denise Elizabeth
Denise Elizabeth
Senior Financial Editor & Writer

Date Published: February 23, 2021

Bank of the West - AZ, CA, CO, ID, KS, MN, MO, NV, NM, ND, OK, OR, SD, UT,...

The mission of the Bank’s Charitable Contributions Program is to help meet the needs of the communities we serve by supporting nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving quality of life, particularly for low– and moderate–income individuals and communities. The Bank will consider requests for contributions from nonprofit organizations that qualify under the following charitable giving categories: Community and Economic Development, Edu…

Black Hills Area Community Foundation

The Black Hills Area Community Foundation awards grants to community organizations to help improve the quality of life of the people throughout the Black Hills. The Foundation geographic focus is the the Black Hills area are the counties of Butte, Lawrence, Meade, Pennington, Custer, and Fall River and the adjacent counties of Harding, Perkins, Haakon, Ziebach, Jackson, and Shannon. The Foundation will be considering grant applications covering a wide rang…

Black Hills Power & Light Company

The Community Grant Program is designed to encourage all Black Hills area communities, to plan, initiate, and carry out a program for complete community and economic development. Through this program, it is possible for all activities to be carried out by members of the community at the local level.

Bush Foundation

The Bush Foundation is an independent, private foundation that focuses its grantmaking on Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. We improve the quality of life in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and in the 23 sovereign tribal nations that share the same geography by strengthening organizational, community, and individual leadership. In 2008, the Foundation chose three Goals for a Decade that we intend to pursue for at least the next decade: Devel…

CHS Foundation

The CHS Foundation is committed to investing in the future of rural America, agriculture and cooperative business through education and leadership development. The CHS Foundation supports national efforts related to its mission. Funding is also available for programs within the CHS trade territory for regional, multi–state or state–wide projects. Giving outside national efforts typically reaches the following states: Colorado, Idaho, Illinois,…

First Interstate BancSystem Foundation

The Foundation can give grants and contributions only to organizations that have tax exempt status from federal income tax under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. First Interstate Foundation only considers projects that have a significant impact within the communities First Interstate BancSystem serve in Montana, Wyoming, and Western South Dakota. The Foundation provides resources and leadership to civic and community projects, education, a…

First Peoples Fund

First Peoples Fund supports the advancement of American Indian arts by focusing on three funding areas: The Jennifer Easton Community Spirit Awards– A national recognition and fellowship award for American Indian artists. Artists in Business Leadership Program – This program provides artists with technical assistance, access to capital and to new marketing opportunities. Cultural Capital Grant Fellowship – This program is designed to furt…

Graco Foundation - MN, SD, OH

The Graco Foundation’s goal is to help organizations grow their ability to serve community needs through grants specifically aimed at expanding or enhancing services to clients, with particular focus on capital projects and technology needs. Priority will be given to organizations that have a proven track record of enabling people to be self–sufficient and more productive. Emphasis will be placed on educational programs (including early childhoo…

Grants Fundraising.com

Grants Fundraising.com’s purpose is to help spread the word about grants programs initiatives and fundraising opportunities from foundations, 501c3 non�“profits organizations and private sector sources by posting those initiatives on our site. If your organization, foundation or fundraising company has grants opportunities and you are looking to spread the word about it we invite you to contact us about it so we may be able to post your grant i…

Irwin Andrew Porter Foundation

The Foundation provides funding for a variety of interest areas. The quality, innovation, thoughtfulness and effectiveness of a project are of more importance than the specific interest area. That said, areas of interest for IAP are the arts, education, environment and social programs. IAP limits its consideration to projects within Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Illinois and Michigan.

John T. Vucurevich Foundation

The John T. Vucurevich Foundation awards grants to charitable organizations committed to helping the poor, distressed, under privileged, the advancement of the arts, religious, education & science, and promotion of social welfare within South Dakota with preference given to the West River area and in particular the Black Hills Region.

Mary Chilton DAR Foundation

The Mary Chilton DAR Foundation is a South Dakota organization that provides grants for action and research projects relating to the DAR Chapters in South Dakota. The Foundation field of interest include Education (General), Historic Preservation / Museums, Libraries, Public Affairs/Transportation.

MDU Resources Foundation - Multiple States

MDU Resources is committed to supporting the communities in which its businesses operate. The corporation believes its success is directly related to a healthy social and economic environment. Through the MDU Resources Foundation, the corporation can share its success and help its neighbors make the communities better places to live and work. MDU Resources operates in: AK; CA; CO; HI; KY; MN; MO; MT; ND; OH; OR; SD; TX; WY.

Nathan Cummings Foundation - South Dakota & National Focus

The Nathan Cummings Foundation is rooted in the Jewish tradition and committed to democratic values and social justice, including fairness, diversity, and community. We seek to build a socially and economically just society that values and protects the ecological balance for future generations; promotes humane health care; and fosters arts and culture that enriches communities. Areas of funding interest include Arts / Humanities, Economically Disadvantaged…

NorthWestern Energy - MT, NE, SD

NorthWestern Energy wants to make the communities it serves better places to live, work and prosper. That’s why we’re proud to donate to a wide range of worthy causes. We encourage qualified nonprofit organizations that operate within our service territory to apply for donations through our NorthWestern Energy Charitable Giving program. Our local committees review requests year–round and determine funding. Areas of funding interest include…

PFund Foundation

PFund Foundation is a community foundation that advances social justice for LGBT communities in the Upper Midwest by funding social change programs, developing leaders, inspiring giving, and convening and reporting on issues of importance within our communities. We are working to change attitudes, change systems and break down barriers at the intersection of our identities�”orientation, gender, race, culture�”to achieve social justice. Geogra…

Qwest Foundation

The Qwest Foundation is dedicated to enriching the lives of customers and the communities we serve. The Foundation awards grants that generate high impact and measurable results through community–based programs, including K–12 education and economic development. We encourage you to learn more about the Foundation and request funding for your program. The primary geographic area of interest for Qwest is our 14–state region, including Minne…

Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation

The Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation attracts, manages, and distributes charitable gifts for Sioux Falls and neighboring cities and towns. This area includes Minnehaha, Lincoln, McCook, and Turner counties, and communities within a 25–mile radius of Sioux Falls. Areas of funding interest include Arts & Humanities, Community Affairs & Development, Education, Environment, Health, Human Services, Religion.

South Dakota Community Foundation

The South Dakota Community Foundation funds ongoing, well established projects as well as innovative projects designed to address existing community needs in innovative ways. Staff is available, on a limited basis, to work with communities to address those needs and to offer assistance in arriving at solutions. The Foundation makes grants to non profit and charitable organizations across the state in support of economic development, human services, health,…

Watertown Community Foundation

The Watertown Community Foundation awards grants to programs and projects in Watertown which respond to needs in the areas of civic affairs, arts and culture, human service, education, health, and the environment. Applications are accepted at any time and are considered at the monthly Board meetings.

Wellmark Foundation

The Wellmark Foundation is a non–profit foundation that seeks to improve the health of Iowans, South Dakotans, and their communities. The Foundation provides support to non–profit organizations and public entities to help local communities establish or expand health initiatives. Current funding priorities of the Foundation focus on prevention with these two specific areas: 1) childhood obesity prevention and 2) community–based wellness an…