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Boys & Girls Club of the Capital Area Challenge Met

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In October, Mansour Karim, a long-time Pierre resident, challenged his community to raise $50,000 for the Boys & Girls Club of the Capital Area. If the community responded, Karim pledged to match the gifts dollar-for-dollar with his own donation. Prior to the end-of-year deadline, several generous community members stepped forward to secure a $100,000 gift for the organization just in time for Christmas.

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SDCF Awards Rapid City Area Nonprofits $56,000

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Stephanie Judson, president of the SDCF, awarded $56,000 in grants during a check presentation ceremony in Rapid City on Friday, December 5. Read more about what these dollars will help accomplish in the community.

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November 2014 Grant Awards

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Nonprofits across the state received South Dakota Fund and Community Innovation Grants in November. Read how the SDCF is empowering South Dakota nonprofits through these grants.

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Clark Larson Legacy

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In order to carry on Clark’s memory and his love of Langford Lion sports, Clark’s twin brothers, Dale Larson and Dennis Larson, established the Clark Larson Legacy Endowment Fund as a sub-fund of the Langford Community Foundation.  Each year, the endowment fund will select a Langford Area High School graduating senior that participated in Lion athletics. The recipient will receive a $500 scholarship in memory of Clark and his love of sports.

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Good Grantmaking for the Future

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Here at the South Dakota Community Foundation we believe that good grantmaking equals good fundraising.  When donors and stakeholders see the benefits a fund brings to the community, they will be more inclined to support it moving forward.  This is why we have amazing board members at the local level who understand local needs and how best to meet them through grantmaking initiatives.  THANK YOU to all of the board members out there who make South Dakota a better place.  We could not do it without you.

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