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Find Funds for Nonprofit Organizations

SDCF is your resource for finding funds to support your nonprofit. We welcome grant seekers to connect with the right grant for your organization's needs.

If your community has a Community Savings Account (CSA) with the SDCF, you can also apply for funding directly from your local CSA board. CSAs allow a community to invest and grow funds with the help of SDCF while retaining leadership over the administration of funds. Because your local CSA board has control to grant dollars to charitable causes locally, you'll need to apply and follow their grant application guidelines.

Here are a few things to consider before you reach out to them for local grants.

Basic Eligibility for Grant Applicants

  • Grant applicants should be a public, nonprofit organization as defined by IRS Publication 78. If you are not certified, you may still be eligible for a local CSA grant by completing a grant acceptance policy. We encourage you to contact us if you think you may need this exception.
  • The SDCF does not make grants in support of political campaigns, discriminatory practices, or for personal gain.
  • The grant needs to fund a project within the state of South Dakota. Local CSAs may have additional restrictions.

Contact Us to Apply for Grants from Your Local CSA

Do you know how to contact your Local CSA? You can find your local CSA through our website. Or call us at 800.888.1842 to get connected with your local CSA representative. We can assist in connecting you to the local CSA board contact.

There is no central CSA application for CSA grants, but you can use this sample CSA grant application (PDF) to get a sense for the information you'll need. When you contact your local CSA, they will provide you with the official application and any related documents you might need.

Our CSA partners fund basic needs and enhance the quality of life within a community in South Dakota. 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. Find your local CSA

In 2013, CSAs contributed over $700,000 through grants to 310 nonprofit groups and organizations. Find your local CSA.