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.

Each year, approximately $500,000 in South Dakota Fund grants are awarded by the SDCF Board of Directors. Take a look at our past award recipients and see if your organization qualifies below.

Basic Eligibility

  • 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.

Have a Question?

Contact us online or at 800.888.1842 with any questions. For assistance along the way, you can also contact Ginger Niemann, SDCF Program Officer.

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