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Sharing the Bounty

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“Our relationship with the South Dakota Community Foundation goes back many years, and it’s always been one of mutual respect and friendship,” said Julie Garreau, CRYP’s executive director. “They’ve supported us in every aspect of what we do, from building and maintaining our facilities to developing and enhancing our youth programming. We’re deeply grateful for this new investment, which will support our food sovereignty initiatives here on the Cheyenne River reservation."

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Getting the Food to Rural Areas

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The Mobile Food Pantry distributed over 540,000 pounds of food last fiscal year focusing primarily in central South Dakota.  Areas served by the Mobile Food Pantry provide hunger relief in counties with food insecurity rates as high as one in four adults and one in three children.

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Revolving Loan Fund Receives a Boost

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“South Eastern Development Foundation is very grateful for the support of the South Dakota Community Foundation”, said Jason Appel, SEDF Board President. “Stable funding is critical to our mission of strengthening communities and stimulating economic development. We are excited to be able to invest these funds in our local communities to advance our mission as well as SDCF’s.”

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Support Provided for Junior Achievement of South Dakota

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“The support provided by the South Dakota Community Foundation will help Junior Achievement to impact more than 30,000 South Dakota students with financial literacy education”, said Kayla Eitreim, President, Junior Achievement of South Dakota.

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SD Ag Foundation accepts $4M challenge from SD Gov. Daugaard & South Dakota Community Foundation

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Sioux Falls, SD; March 20, 2018 — On National Ag Day, the South Dakota Agricultural Foundation accepted a five-year challenge to raise $4 million for future support of South Dakota’s agriculture industry. Funds raised by the SD Ag Foundation will be matched by an additional $1 million in funds from the South Dakota Community Foundation (SDCF) and SD Governor Dennis Daugaard.

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Taxing Times

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“The matching funds provided by the South Dakota Community Foundation will allow our agency to continue to provide free tax preparation to more than 400 households in a 20-county service area”, said Darci Bultje, ROCS VITA Site Coordinator. “In the last six years, ROCS has helped low-income tax filers to claim hundreds of thousands of dollars in Earned Income Credits and tax refunds. We are pleased to partner with the SD Community Foundation to continue this service.”

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