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check presentation at Yankton BGC

The South Dakota Community Foundation (SDCF) presented a $10,000 South Dakota Fund grant to The Boys & Girls Club of Brookings, Inc./Yankton Unit.  Funds will provide partial support for the recycling program offered through the Club.

“The community of Yankton just began recycling in 2017”, said Vanessa Merhib, CEO, Boys & Girls Club, Brookings, Yankton and Moody County. “We feel that having a recycling club will align our program with Yankton’s community goal. Participants will contribute to keeping the Club, Yankton and the world a better place. This grant from the South Dakota Community Foundation will go a long way in supporting this effort.”

The Boys & Girls Club in Yankton offers youth 1st through 12th grade the opportunity to be a part of their recycling program. They can be a part of creating, implementing and building sustainability for their community.

“The South Dakota Community Foundation is proud to partner with the Boys & Girls Club of Yankton as they work to provide support for the city of Yankton’s recycling efforts”, said Ginger Niemann, SDCF Senior Program Officer. “All of us have a responsibility to leave as small an imprint as possible on our surroundings.”

The South Dakota Fund is an unrestricted fund that makes grants in support of culture, economic development, education, health and human services. The SDCF awards grants throughout the year to nonprofits that meet vital and diverse needs across the state. Interested applicants can learn more by visiting https://sdcommunityfoundation.org/for-nonprofits/sd-fund-grants/

About our donors

The SDCF distributed more than $13.5 million in grants in 2017 which made a tremendous difference in communities statewide. This would not have been possible without the generosity of our donors. If you have a specific cause you would like to support or would prefer to give for the general good of our state, please visit https://sdcommunityfoundation.org/for-donors/ to learn more or give us a call at (605) 224-1025.