A message from our President and CEO
As a statewide community foundation, we work to serve and strengthen communities across South Dakota every day. We are committed to working with communities and nonprofits as they deal with the myriad of issues posed by the coronavirus.
We appreciate the opportunity to respond to our partners, and together with your help, we will continue to build a stronger South Dakota. Please continue to visit this webpage. We will provide updates here as the situation progresses.
Stephanie Judson, President and CEO
In our efforts to aid communities and nonprofits in need due to the coronavirus outbreak, we have established the Coronavirus Response Fund. The Fund will provide support to verified nonprofits and community organizations directly addressing the needs of those affected by the virus. We are still not certain of the longer-term effects the situation will have on our partners, but we are working to respond as needs arise.
Examples of immediate need:
- Access to food. With recent school closures, many children are missing out on daily food service and access to weekend backpack programs.
- Shortage of volunteers. Social distancing protocol has many stepping back from their volunteer duties, requiring many nonprofits to reevaluate how they deliver services to those in need.
- Healthcare sector support. Coronavirus poses unique challenges to educating, diagnosing and treating patients.
- Human services sector support. Many families are in need of child care and other supportive services.
Coronavirus Response Fund
Please join us to ensure that individuals impacted by the coronavirus can receive the help they need. Consider a gift to the Coronavirus Response Fund at the South Dakota Community Foundation.