“So do washing machines.”
by Clark Griswald

Paul and Marjorie Anderson

Paul and Marjorie Anderson never looked for accolades as they invested time, funds and energy into their community, but their long-term impact on Jones County, South Dakota is undeniably deep and impactful. “They were both community people who always had the community...

Jim and Nini Hart

When Jim Hart was called to a special meeting in Pierre in 1987, he didn’t know exactly what he was getting into. He soon learned that his friend, South Dakota Governor George Mickelson, wanted to create a community foundation to help support local communities and...

Bernie Christenson

When Governor George S. Mickelson asked Bernie Christenson to start a Community Foundation for the state of South Dakota in 1987, Christenson quipped that he wasn’t even quite sure how to spell ‘philanthropy.’ But he still said “yes,” because Christenson knew it would...

Boys and Girls Club of Brookings

For Vanessa Merhib, executive director of the Boys and Girls Club of Brookings, Moody County and Yankton, it’s important that the club always remains affordable for children. That’s one (of many) reasons why Merhib values the club’s partnership with the South Dakota...

Build Dakota

South Dakota could well be on its way to solving some of its workforce shortages thanks to a scholarship program that pairs students with technical institutes and industry leaders. The Build Dakota Scholarship Fund, which is managed by the South Dakota Community...

McKnight Foundation

When the board of directors at the Minneapolis-based McKnight Foundation wanted to honor their founder, William McKnight, they turned to his home state of South Dakota and offered a challenge: “start a community foundation, raise $5 million, and along with 3M Company,...

Google Sheet

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Good Shepherd Clinic

The volunteers who run the Good Shepherd Clinic in Spearfish have seen tears—most often an overflow of gratitude for a service that the people they support would otherwise not be able to afford. “It’s so rewarding,” says Chris Davis, a volunteer with the program.The...

Grow South Dakota

Sometimes the best thing you can have access to is like-minded people, and that’s just one great reason to partner with the South Dakota Community Foundation (SDCF), says GROW South Dakota Director Marcia Erickson. “We look to them for advice and peer learning,” she...

Special Olympics South Dakota

Special Olympics South Dakota gave Watertown’s Justin Elliott the adventure of a lifetime.The downhill skier took home gold and silver metals in the Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria this past March. Elliott described his experience as life changing. And...
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