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Philanthropy Works:  Deb Bonte

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Deb Bonte taught in the Beresford school district for over 30 years. Her commitment to education and the children of Beresford was unmatched. Before she passed away in July 2014, Mrs. Bonte started a tutor program for children in need of some extra help in school. The success of this program, and what it meant to parents, made a big difference in Beresford. This video acts as a reminder of Mrs. Bonte's commitment to education and the impact her efforts have had on children and parents alike. We hope it inspires you to help out in your community!

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More Than $134,400 in Community Innovation Grants Awarded to Nonprofits

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The South Dakota Community Foundation has selected 15 nonprofits to receive more than $134,000 in its second round of 2015 Community Innovation Grants. The grants are given in partnership with the St. Paul-based Bush Foundation. The supported projects range from improving rural education to supporting homeownership in Native American communities. 

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July 2015 Grant Awards

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The South Dakota Community Foundation awarded several grants in July. Year-to-date $313,056 has been awarded to nonprofits from the South Dakota Fund alone. 

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Philanthropy Works:  Gary and Connie Grittner

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The Grittners did not grow up in South Dakota, but are giving back to the state in a manner that would suggest otherwise. They have supported community, historical, and education projects in South Dakota since retiring to Ft. Pierre nine years ago. Their passion for giving back has sparked community initiatives, and was a primary reason the Ft. Pierre Depot is back home.

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