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Family Support Crucial for Student Learning

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“Families across our state were faced with a challenge when asked to oversee their child’s (children’s) remote learning during the pandemic,” said Ginger Niemann, SDCF Senior Program Officer. “Provision of easily accessible resources is critical."

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Training in a Virtual World

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“The funding we are receiving from the South Dakota Community Foundation is key to providing access for local emergency service responders and emergency medical technicians to high quality education via interactive online training,” said Sandra Durick, Executive Director, NESD AHEC. 

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Providing Food for the Homebound and Elderly

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“The grant from the South Dakota Community Foundation will help provide much needed meals to homebound and quarantined seniors in western South Dakota”, said Jodi Litz, Development Specialist, Meals on Wheels Western South Dakota. “The population we serve is among the most vulnerable to COVID-19. They are looking for ways to access their basic needs without putting themselves at risk”.

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Help for First Time Moms

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“We are proud to partner with the Nurse-Family Partnership”, said Ginger Niemann, SDCF Senior Program Officer. “It is crucial that new moms are not isolated during this pandemic and have access to critical healthcare for their newborns".

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Keeping Healthcare Accessible

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The Good Shepherd Clinic was a recent recipient of a $9,000 South Dakota Fund grant award from the South Dakota Community Foundation. The Good Shepherd Clinic is a free walk-in clinic located in Spearfish, South Dakota. The clinic is open to financially qualified, uninsured patients ages 19 to 64. The clinic closed in March of 2020 due to COVID-19 and re-opened in August.

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State’s Nonprofits Continue to Feel Effects of the Coronavirus

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“Our state’s nonprofits are committed to providing services for all those that need them”, said Ginger Niemann, SDCF Senior Program Officer. “The South Dakota Community Foundation pledges to be there for them and provide support anyway we can. Working together with our state’s nonprofits and our generous and compassionate donors, we will get through this.”

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