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What is the South Dakota Community Foundation?

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I recently spent time with other community foundation professionals from across the country and was somewhat shocked by their mindset.  Now, I know that viewpoints can vary depending on where you call home.  Additionally, I will be the first to admit that other viewpoints are a very good thing.  I always say, “If everyone thought like me, this would be a very boring world.”

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New Year-New Planning Opportunities

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A new year brings new tax planning opportunities. One of the best is the Charitable IRA Rollover, which is now a permanent law that allows significant tax and estate planning opportunities for donors over 70 ½ years old.

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Thank you for making 2016 another great year!

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As we prepare to bring in the New Year, all of us at the South Dakota Community Foundation want to thank the many generous donors and nonprofit partners that we have worked with in 2016.   Thank you for all you do to enhance the lives of all of us who call South Dakota home. 

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Crafting Your Legacy

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Living in America means that we are among the wealthiest people in the world.  Does that mean we all have large, complicated estates?  No.  But it does mean that most of us have some assets that we’ll want to make sure we get to the right people or organizations when we pass away.

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Gift Type Spotlight: Appreciated Securities

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The estate of Francis Kramer distributed $260,000 to the Tripp County Community Foundation—the largest individual gift since the local foundation’s inception in 1995. The gift will make $11,000 additional dollars available each year for distribution to local nonprofits.

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