Thank you for making 2016 another great year!
As we prepare to bring in the New Year, all of us at the South Dakota Community Foundation want to thank the many generous donors and nonprofit partners that we have worked with in 2016. Thank you for all you do to enhance the lives of all of us who call South Dakota home.
Thanks to generous donors across South Dakota, 2016 has proven to be another remarkable year at the South Dakota Community Foundation. We celebrate over $30 million in contributions to the more than 760 funds that we currently manage. We are honored to partner with donors across South Dakota as they choose to invest in communities, schools, and nonprofit and charitable causes they care about all across our great state.
Your investment in South Dakota has paid off—as we celebrate nearly $13 million in grants that were awarded to nonprofit and charitable causes in 2016! You are helping us build partnerships and invest in projects that are impacting lives across South Dakota.
We take our responsibility as your philanthropic partner seriously. Our commitment to efficiency and professional investment management allowed us to lower our administrative fees, and boast investment returns that place us in the top 1% of Foundation’s of our size.
We couldn’t have done it without you! Thank you for your commitment to the South Dakota Community Foundation. As we celebrate our 30th Anniversary in 2017, we are excited about the progress we have made and the opportunities that exist in our future—together.