Pierre/Fort Pierre Area Community Foundation Grants $14,730

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PIERRE, S.D. – The Pierre/Fort Pierre Area Community Foundation has distributed $14,730 in grants to community organizations doing great work for the towns of Pierre/Fort Pierre area this year.  The fund has now given back nearly $400,000 to nonprofit organizations and programs in the local area. 

“This year’s distributions from our local community foundation demonstrate the importance of maintaining a healthy fund that will make our communities a great place to live and work,” said Roger Novotny, President of the Pierre/Fort Pierre Area Community Foundation.  “It is important for all residents to consider our local foundation when making their donations each year.”

Donations to the Pierre/Fort Pierre Community Foundation can be made by sending a check to the South Dakota Community Foundation and specifying that the donation is for the local foundation.

Seven organizations have benefitted from the Pierre/Fort Pierre Area Community Foundation in 2019.  They include:

  • Community Youth Involved Inc. - $3,500
  • Dakota Western Heritage Festival - $3,000
  • Hopeless to Homes Animal Rescue -$2,030
  • Izaak Walton League of America-Sunshine Chapter - $2,000
  • Oahe Child Development Center, Inc. - $2,000
  • Verendrye Museum, Inc. - $2,000
  • Canvasback Art Club - $200

The Pierre/Fort Pierre Area Community Foundation is a permanent endowment with the South Dakota Community Foundation and is managed by a local board of directors.  Current directors include Brett Koenecke, 2019-20 President, Roger Novotny, Outgoing President, Becky Burke and Sandy Zinter. With careful investment, the fund will continue to grow and enhance quality of life in the local area forever. This fund is one of 80 community savings accounts in partnership with SDCF. Since 1987, the Foundation has helped people reach their philanthropic goals and strengthened communities across the state. Today, SDCF manages assets of over $330 million and has granted over $18.8 million in 2018.

To learn more about SDCF, visit SDCommunityFoundation.org or call 800.888.1842. If residents would like to find out more about the Pierre/Fort Pierre Area Community Foundation, or contribute to help the fund grow, please visit https://sdcommunityfoundation.org/csa/pierre-ft-pierre-area-community-foundation/ or mail contributions to Pierre/Fort Pierre Area Community Foundation, PO Box 296, Pierre, SD 57501.