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2020 Community Innovation Grants Repurposed For Coronavirus Response



What has changed? 

Rapidly changing circumstances have resulted in our board and the Bush Foundation combining resources and reprioritizing grantmaking efforts to focus on requests dealing with the Coronavirus and its impact on your organization and those that you serve. We need to be flexible and respond to the challenges you are currently facing in a timely manner.

Are there any grant funds our organization can access?

The SDCF will only be accepting grant applications through our South Dakota Fund grant program. Requests will be expedited for consideration by our Grantmaking Committee. Many of our current Grantmaking Guidelines will be set aside during this time, so that we may be responsive to your immediate needs related to the Coronavirus.

Is the Bush Foundation continuing to provide monetary support?

We cannot begin to convey our thanks to the Bush Foundation for their on-going, continued support. They reached out to partners immediately and asked for input on how these Community Innovation Grant dollars ($400,000 this year) could best be used in our state at the local level to meet the challenges caused by this pandemic. In addition, they made a sizeable contribution to the SDCF Coronavirus Response Fund. They have been and will continue to be a valued partner.     


Is there someone I can contact, if I have additional questions?

Please feel free to contact Ginger Niemann, SDCF Senior Programs Officer.

Have Questions?

Contact us online or at 800.888.1842 with any questions. For assistance along the way, you can also contact Ginger Niemann, SDCF Program Officer.

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