On the Road Again

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Check presentation at Community Transit

The South Dakota Community Foundation (SDCF) presented a $3,000 South Dakota Fund grant to Community Transit, Inc.  which will help offset costs associated with replacement of a transit van.

“The positive impact on our community cannot be overstated”, said Andrew Van Kuren, Campbell County Economic Development Coordinator. “With the generous support of the South Dakota Community Foundation, the transit van can continue to help Campbell County residents attend their medical appointments and assist with other quality of life needs. Without the Foundation’s support many of our resident’s needs would go unmet.”

Community Transit, Inc. has been in existence since 1992; with their main office located in Sisseton, SD.  Transportation services are provided for individuals residing in Campbell County which includes Herreid, Pollock and surrounding towns.  Residents who are unable to transport themselves to their medical appointments rely on these services. Their transit van was deteriorating due to usage and age and was retired early this winter.

“The South Dakota Community Foundation is proud to partner with Community Transit, Inc. as they provide critical services for residents in their region”, said Ginger Niemann, SDCF Senior Program Officer. “It is imperative that reliable transportation is readily available for those living in the rural areas of our state.”

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.