Bringing philanthropy to life for a stronger South Dakota.
Every day we work to simplify the philanthropic process and make your charitable donations do more. On the one hand, we help donors take advantage of tax benefits, manage their paperwork, and stay on top of philanthropic trends and legal details. On the other, we focus on growing their charitable dollars through careful investments—so their donations can provide long-term support for charitable causes.
We administer approximately $300 million in assets for more than 850 endowed funds. We provide grants and administrative support to nonprofit organizations and serve as a philanthropic resource for donors, advisors, and nonprofits throughout the state.
The SDCF helps a variety of people, but its purpose is singular—to make South Dakota better for all generations, today and tomorrow. Since 1987, we have helped people reach their philanthropic goals and strengthen their communities.
Whether you are just beginning to learn about our mission or have partnered with us for years, we invite you to explore how we are helping to build a stronger future for the state.
We help make the charitable giving process easier and more effective by setting up funds and managing charitable gifts. We are also available to give you advice on the type of charitable giving that best suits your philanthropic goals.
We understand that advisors want to recommend stable philanthropic organizations to their clients. We work to maintain transparency in all that we do and can connect donors with the nonprofits who will uphold their legacy.
Our partnerships with charitable organizations allow us to meet the needs of South Dakotans today and ensure their success in the future. We can help nonprofits apply for and receive grants, or set up an agency endowment fund to grow their endowment.
To bring philanthropy to life for a stronger South Dakota.
- promoting philanthropy
- receiving and administering charitable gifts
- investing in a wide range of programs benefitting the people of South Dakota
- Philanthropy as a preferred choice in expressing a commitment to a better South Dakota;
- integrity, clarity and transparency in all we do;
- empowering donors to meet the needs of South Dakotans in their own unique way;
- strong local communities bonded through shared savings and investment;
- building long term relationships that focus on the strength and sustainability of South Dakota.
We care deeply about the people and future of our state. You can learn more about our history, our staff, our board and our partners. You can also access our annual reports and information about South Dakota’s wealth analysis.
Contact us online or at 800.888.1842 to learn more about the South Dakota Community Foundation.
Since 1987, we have helped donor dollars do more, while strengthening communities and area nonprofits.
Meet the team of experts that specializes in community advancement and donor services.
Meet the members of the SDCF Board.
Our network of partners allows us to "multiply the good" in South Dakota. Find out more.
Hear firsthand from donors and nonprofit directors about the impact of SDCF.
South Dakota Stories
Learn about our recent activity and the performance of available funds.
Review a weath analysis for each county in South Dakota and help your community plan for growth.
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Stronger South Dakota Challenge
There is one thing that unites your audience of communities, non-profits, donors and advisors. All of their contributions – whether it’s the work they do or the investment they give – make South Dakota stronger.