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SDCF Board Member Scott Jones Shares SDCF and Capital Area United Way History

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One of our newest board members, Scott Jones of Pierre, was recently keynote speaker at the Capital Area United Way Annual Meeting. He shared early history of the South Dakota Community Foundation (SDCF) and Capital Area United Way.

Mr. Jones was on the first steering committee and served as board chair in 1992 and 1993 for the Capital Area United Way. He continues to generously support the organization and its good work.

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Celebrating 100 Years of Giving in America

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Last week, more than 200 nonprofit leaders from across the nation gathered on Capitol Hill to urge lawmakers and their staffs to protect charitable giving in America.  Stephanie Judson, SD Community Foundation President represented South Dakota at the Charitable Giving Coalition’s (CGC) “100 Years of Giving Fly-in”.  With 2017 marking the 100th anniversary of the charitable tax deduction, the CGC urged lawmakers to recognize this milestone and preserve the tax incentive that encourages individuals to invest in their communities through donations to nonprofits. 

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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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Knight Cities Challenge:  Opportunity for Aberdeen

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The Knight Cities Challenge is a grant program geared towards innovators and community leaders who are interested in making their communities a better place to live.  This challenge is open to anyone with big ideas and the ability to realize them in any of the Knight partner communities.

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New SDARL Class Announced

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The SDARL leadership program is designed and will provide leadership training to these twenty eight rural South Dakota residents representing farming, ranching, agri-industry and agricultural organizations.

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Philanthropy Works:  Three Generations of Giving

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Sometimes we search too hard and far to find inspiration.  In most cases, the people in your own backyard can provide the spark you need.  We hope this video inspires others to instill family traditions that involve giving back. It's the best way to keep philanthropy alive and well in South Dakota.

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