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Once you've identified the type of grant that is right for your organization and you've reviewed our grant guidelines, visit eGrant to begin the application process.

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Helping You Help Others

With the South Dakota Community Foundation, you’re able to:

Grant Sources Quick List

There are three different sources for grants within the SDCF. Find out which one is best for your organization.

South Dakota Fund Grants

The South Dakota Fund is our unrestricted fund that makes grants in support of economic development, human services, health, education, and cultural programs. If your organization supports any of these areas, a South Dakota Fund grant is a great place to start.

Community Innovation Grants

We've partnered with the Bush Foundation to offer Community Innovation Grants. These are more selective grants which focus on specifically supporting community problem-solving projects. If that’s your organization, this is a great new funding option.

Local CSA Grants

SDCF partners with local communities to provide them with a community savings account (CSA). CSAs allow a community to invest and grow their endowment with the help of SDCF, but they still retain leadership over the administration of funds. What does this mean for your organization? If your area has a local CSA, you can apply for grants directly from the local CSA board. We can talk you through the Local Grants process and tell you who to contact.

Create a Consistent Stream of Funding

An agency endowment is a fund established in your organization's name with all proceeds designated and directed to your organization. Donors can donate directly to your organization through the fund you set up with us and know that you will receive the earnings on their gift.

An agency endowment fund also allows you to cut back on administrative tasks and realize greater earning potentials with SDCF's investment expertise. For many organizations who don't have the capacity to hire their own investment team, SDCF can help you grow your endowment and create a consistent source of funding to help your organization reach its goals.

Learn more about establishing an agency endowment fund.