John T. Vucurevich Foundation Grant

John T. Vucurevich Foundation

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Deadline: Rolling

Grant amount: Up to US $1,000,000

Fields of work: Wellness & Healthy Living Community/Public Safety Workforce Preparation & Job Readiness Reproductive Education Economic Services & Development Education - Preschool / Early Learning Education - K through 12 Financial Literacy Reproductive Health Poverty Alleviation & Services Academic Success & Enrichment Literacy Domestic Violence Basic Human Needs Show all

Applicant type: Nonprofit, Government Entity

Funding uses: Project / Program, Education / Outreach

Location of project: Preferred: Counties in South Dakota: Custer County, Lawrence County, Meade County, Pennington County Other eligible locations: Counties in South Dakota: Bennett County, Butte County, Corson County, Custer County, Dewey County Show all

Location of residency: Preferred: Counties in South Dakota: Custer County, Lawrence County, Meade County, Pennington County Other eligible locations: Counties in South Dakota: Bennett County, Butte County, Corson County, Custer County, Dewey County Show all

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About this funder:

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Overview:

Our Vision & Mission

Since the Foundation bears his name, its ideals and objectives are those most deeply held by John. John would say, “I’m no better than and no less than anyone else. You don’t give until it hurts; you give until it feels good.” John believed you should treat people the way you would want to be treated. Be fair, tell the truth, and be honest. The values of honesty, integrity, loyalty and inclusiveness will be carried on through his Foundation.

Our Vision

In sharing John’s vision of making a piece of the world a brighter place, we envision a compassionate community promoting life-long prosperity for all. The Foundation will support this vision through strategic initiatives, funding priorities and collaboration with partners who promote long-term sustainable change.

Our Mission

The John T. Vucurevich Foundation invests in organizations to enhance the quality of life for disadvantaged individuals and families with an emphasis on building prosperity from cradle to career.

Collaborations for Change

Collaborations for Change is a strategy used by the John T. Vucurevich Foundation as a key to solve issues in western South Dakota and the Black Hills region.

We ...

  • Listen
  • Identify area problems
  • Assist financially or through strategic leadership to help promote long-term sustainable change

It is our intention to partner with area non-profits, educational institutions, government entities and other funders to make a greater impact on the community through a sense of shared responsibility among these partners.

Grant Making Strategy

JTVF's Moving from Poverty to Prosperity infographic guides our grant making strategies. The infographic is viewed as a cycle, identifying key intervention points for individuals or families at different stages of life, from cradle to career. The Living Wage section was added to include grants in our economic development efforts. Grants included in this infographic have been awarded from 2014 to present.

Click here to see the infographic: Moving from Poverty to Prosperity: Addressing Social Determinants of Health: Economic, Environmental, Cultural & Social

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • Note our geographical focus is Western South Dakota, in particular, the Black Hills region 
  • Public charities that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and "not a private foundation" under Section 509(a) of the Code, US governmental agencies or schools
  • Organizations are limited to 1 unsolicited grant request per 12 months period
  • For current grantees - after required reports have been submitted and approved on current grant, the Foundation may consider future requests 

Ineligibility:

  • We do NOT fund individuals, school affiliated trips, museums, animal-related projects, international requests and requests from form letters
  • We do NOT normally fund endowments, benefit events, event sponsorship, sports activities, publications, video and film production, direct religious activities, political campaign activities, camp development and infrastructure, lead gift for Capital Campaign, organizations that have been in existence for less than five years  

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This page was last reviewed August 28, 2020 and last updated August 28, 2020