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Shelter in the Storm

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We can all remember how we felt when many of us were asked to “shelter in place” last spring when the pandemic first hit. Our homes became the command central from which we worked, educated our children and stayed in touch with loved ones while “social distancing”. Now, try to imagine all this if you did not have a home.

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North Brown Community Foundation Meets Challenge, Receives $37,500

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The North Brown Community Foundation has received a $37,500 matching grant from the South Dakota Community Foundation (SDCF).  The foundation advisory council and its stakeholders were recently successful in completing their challenge of raising $150,000. Because of many donors and SDCF’s matching grant, over $240,000 is permanently held at SDCF for the benefit of charitable causes in northern Brown County.

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Supporting Our State’s Youngest Citizens

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“Safe, reliable daycare is a huge asset for our state’s small communities,” said Ginger Niemann, SDCF Senior Program Officer. “Local economies are dependent on this service being provided for their workers. We are proud to lend our support.”

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South Dakota’s First Need-Based Scholarship Program

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The South Dakota Community Foundation is proud to be a partner in the launch of South Dakota’s first need-based scholarship program. During a January 6 event, First Premier Bank and T. Denny Sanford announced a $50 million gift to seed what is meant to grow into a $200 million endowment to fund college scholarships for students from low-income families. The program will be named the Premier Scholarship Fund.

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