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Leadership SD Spotlight:  Mark Millage

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Leadership SD Spotlight features interviews with current participants in the Leadership SD program.  They provide personal anecdotes and advice related to leadership in South Dakota. 

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Tip of the Day:  Do Good with Gift of Stock

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With market values strong and tax season underway, it’s a good time for donors with appreciated stock to know that they could consider gifting those shares instead of making cash gifts. Donors bypass capital gains tax entirely (which may favorably impact other tax areas too, such as taxability of social security benefits) and they can deduct the fair value of the stock as a charitable deduction if they itemize. Aside from gifting calves or grain, it’s one of the better deals in the Code.

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February 2015 Grant Awards

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In January and February, $71,000 was distributed to nonprofits across the state through the South Dakota Fund. A $9,550 Community Innovation Grant was also awarded to the Vermillion Middle School 8th grade class.

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Leadership SD Spotlight:  Glynda Rahn

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The Leadership Spotlight series features participants of the Leadership South Dakota program.  This series is designed to introduce the great leaders of our state while allowing them to tell their leadership stories. 

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January 2014 Grant Awards

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The SDCF started off the year by presenting grant checks to nonprofits working to make South Dakota a better place.

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Gettysburg Area CF Meets Goal

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The Gettysburg Area Community Foundation was officially recognized Monday evening with a $25,000 grant from the South Dakota Community Foundation.  This stems from a challenge issued by the South Dakota Community Foundation in 2011 to raise $100,000 before the end of 2014.  Thanks to the support of local residents and business owners, and to the efforts of local foundation leadership, they completed the challenge with time to spare.

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