Let’s Get Technical!
The South Dakota Community Foundation (SDCF) presented a $20,000 South Dakota Fund grant to the Boys & Girls Club of the Capital Area. Funds will support upgrades for a Mobile Tech Room.
“The Boys & Girls Club of the Capital Area is extremely thankful for being the recipients of the South Dakota Community Foundation grant”, said Becky Spoehr, Director, Boys & Girls Club of the Capital Area. “The Club will use the grant funds for new, updated technology. This will include mobile technology carts that will hold and charge the new laptops as well as an interactive screen. We will make a greater impact on our Club youth by providing new opportunities and experiences by offering Boys & Girls Club of America Technology Curriculum, improve the quality of programming in STEM and offer more resources for our homework and tutoring program.”
The Boys & Girls Club of the Capital Area became a part of Capital Area Counseling Services in 2009. At that time, they were serving 50 children. Over this past year, they have served more than 464 children. This nonprofit is getting a new building and are planning upgrades for a Mobile Tech Room. Their current equipment can only handle current membership numbers. Recent recruitment efforts focused on teens will increase the demands for technology.
“The South Dakota Community Foundation is proud to partner with the Boys & Girls Club of the Capital Area as they work to increase membership”, said Ginger Niemann, SDCF Senior Program Officer. “Providing a safe haven for area youth where they can grow, learn and thrive is paramount.”
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/
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The SDCF distributed more than $18.8 million in grants in 2018 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.