Now Funding South Dakota Dreams
The South Dakota Fund is a flexible and accessible source of funding. It's unrestricted which means any nonprofit organization can apply. Our grants focus on five areas of need: education, health, human services, economic development, and culture.
- Applicants should be a public, nonprofit organization as defined by IRS Publication 78. You can also work with a verified fiscal sponsor who can receive funds on your behalf.
- The SDCF does not make grants in support of political campaigns, discriminatory practices, or for personal gain. Read the full grantmaking guidelines before you apply to make sure your grant proposal fits our regulations.
Before you start the application, view our sample application (PDF). This will help you ensure that you have all you'll need for a formal application. Then visit our online application to begin your grant application. If you've previously submitted a grant application to the SDCF, visit eGrant to submit an application.
We can't wait to see what good works we can help you accomplish.
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Guidelines for completing your application for SD Fund Grants.
The steps and resources you need to complete your SD Fund Grant Application.
Roughly 70 grants totaling between $400,000–$500,000 are granted through the South Dakota Fund annually.