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Success Through Community Caring. SDCF grant programs are a great resource for SD nonprofits.

Types of Funds


The South Dakota Community Foundation accepts and manages seven types of funds. All our funds are held in permanent endowment and allow donors to meet their charitable goals.

Donor Advised Funds:  Donors reserve the privilege to recommend agencies to be considered for grants.

Designated Funds:  Benefit specific charitable institutions named by donors in establishing their funds.

Agency Endowments Funds:  Non-profit agencies benefit from the investment returns and management expertise of the SDCF.

Scholarship Funds:  Benefit South Dakota high school graduates pursuing higher education opportunities.

South Dakota Fund:  Benefits a variety of organizations working to meet the state’s most pressing needs today and tomorrow.

Community Savings Accounts:  Benefit a specific community or region of South Dakota.  The earnings are awarded at the recommendation of local board of directors.

Field of Interest Funds:  Benefit areas of interest, specific issues, populations or geographic areas without identifying individual organizations.


Nonprofit Resources

Nonprofit Resources

Nonprofit Resources was formed with the idea that all nonprofits, large or small, need and deserve a professional staff at an affordable price. Incorporated in 2007, we're grounded in the experience of President Kristin Bennett’s 27 years as an Executive Director, and built as a team of specialists to serve all types of nonprofits. Nonprofit Resources employs all levels of executive, program, and administrative staff with a broad range of experience to meet your needs.

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