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Vermillion Area Farmers Market Is CIG Award Recipient

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“This grant will help us expand the potential the Clay County Fairgrounds (along with Extension and 4H programming) has on our rural and urban populations”, says Grace Freeman, secretary, Vermillion Area Farmers Market Board of Directors. “We hope to involve the community to gather ideas and discover funding sources to meet the diverse needs of our county. The Clay County Fairgrounds is a centerpiece, combing the best of urban and agricultural programming. Networking with the community will help it retain and expand its outreach.”

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Turtle Island Learning Circle Receives CIG Award

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The South Dakota Community Foundation (SDCF) selected the Turtle Island Learning Circle as one of 14 recipients in its recent round of Community Innovation Grants. Community Innovation Grants provide funding aimed at uncovering breakthroughs in community needs across the state.

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It’s Time to Celebrate!

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“The first full day we were open we had five hundred and twenty-one (521) members of the Club”, said  Michael Herman, Executive Director, Boys & Girls Club of Aberdeen Area. “That is one hundred and twenty (120) more than we have ever had on any given day. Also, in the first five days we have been open, we have seen a sixty (60) percent increase in our average daily attendance compared to the same time last year.”

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Community Savings Accounts Provide Vehicle for Estate Gifts

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One of many reasons to have or start a community savings account (CSA) for your area is to provide a vehicle for donors to leave an estate gift to their hometown. Many former or current residents of your area might have charitable goals and wish to give back locally.

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SD Association of Youth Care Providers One of Fourteen CIG Award Winners

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“The South Dakota Association of Youth Care Providers has been working with state and local partners since August of 2016 on a strategic planning initiative designed to enhance South Dakota’s system of care for youth and their families,” said Sheila Weber, President SDAYCP. “The Community Innovation Grant funding will allow us to continue that work as we seek to ensure that South Dakota’s youth and their families have an available continuum of accessible, effective community-based treatment services and quality residential interventions.”

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