Community Savings Account
As a community member, we help you give back to the towns you’ve called home through Community Savings Accounts (CSA). A CSA is a fund to support basic needs and enhance the quality of life within a community in South Dakota. It is permanently endowed meaning your gift is never “used up.” With our careful investment, a town’s CSA will continue to grow and support annual awards in perpetuity ensuring the town continues to thrive and prosper for years to come.
Community savings are much more efficient with a CSA. With this type of endowed fund, SDCF is able to help communities thrive through funds invested and managed by local boards of directors.
Start A Local Community Foundation
All CSAs, regardless of size, act and feel like their own local foundation. That’s because every CSA has its own local board of directors to raise and distribute funds. The money raised in your community, stays in your community.
A local CSA aids your community in getting projects done and meeting goals to improve the lives of residents in your town. Partnering with SDCF allows you to establish a driving force for making a difference. Ultimately, you’re able to create a lifelong legacy for your community.
Map of CSA Partners
A CSA supports the goals of your community. View a list of South Dakota communities that have partnered with us through a CSA. Click the map below to learn more about CSAs in your area. If a CSA doesn’t exist in your community, we’d love to discuss the steps to start a CSA.
Sorry, no funds were found matching those criteria.
How to Start a Community Savings Account
A Community Savings Account may be just the tool your community needs to meet needs and promote growth in your local area.
Have a question on how a Community Savings Account (CSA) works? Here are the answers for some of our most commonly asked questions.
Resources for CSAs
These forms and guides help CSA leaders understand their fund’s finances, award grants, and run a successful CSA.
South Dakota Philanthropy Conference
CSA Events Calendar
South Dakota Community Foundation CSA's
Community Savings Account Challenges
SDCF Gives Challenge