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Assisting Children to Smile (ACTS)

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“The funds from the South Dakota Community Foundation means that ACTS will be able to continue with our good works and help the youth of South Dakota receive the orthodontic care they need, said Wilbur Albrecht, Chairman, ACTS. “With continued support we will be able to grow and assist even more children to achieve a sense of self-worth and raise their self- esteem.”

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Lending Support for Camp POSTCARD

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“We are so thrilled that the South Dakota Community Foundation has awarded a grant to Camp POSTCARD, said Kelly Folsom, Program Director, Volunteers of America Northern Rockies. “Camp POSTCARD is a Volunteers of America camp for fifth and sixth grade children, held for the first time in South Dakota at Outlaw Ranch.”

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Spotlight on Financial Literacy

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“A year ago, Money $heep and Beta Alpha Psi had a vision for South Dakota – that youth would celebrate financial literacy and receive an educational resource to kickstart their financial education”, said Carrie Wintle, Founder and CEO of Money $heep. “Thanks to the South Dakota Community Foundation, we were able to make our vision a reality. We donated 10,000 copies of Mr. Money $heep to students and helped South Dakota become a leader in financial education.”

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Navy League of the US, SD Council Receives Grant

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“The SDCF proudly partners with the Navy League of the US, SD Council as they prepare to commission the USS SOUTH DAKOTA,” says Ginger Niemann, SDCF program officer. “We are honored and grateful to the U.S. Navy for providing this opportunity for special recognition of our state.”

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Shoring up the Fortress

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“It is an honor to be awarded a South Dakota Community Foundation grant for our new Fortress of the Bears exhibit”, said Elizabeth A. Whealy, President & CEO of the Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History. “This generous grant will help us create hands-on, educational interpretive elements for our new exhibit, allowing children and families to learn more about Brown Bears and the natural world around them.”

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Providing Support for “Angels in Our Midst”

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The documentary, “Angels in Our Midst” gives voice to the memories of World War II American nurses in the D-Day invasion and the European Theater”, said Robin Massee, Director and Producer, “Angels in Our Midst”. “These women – thoughtful, funny, courageous – put a human face on war and offer a view point not always heard. Their compassion, pluck and resolve can be an inspiration to us today!”

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