South Dakota Fund Grants

South Dakota Community Foundation

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Deadline: Rolling

Grant amount: US $2,000 - US $20,000

Fields of work: Basic Human Needs Disaster Relief / Humanitarian Aid

Applicant type: Nonprofit, Government Entity

Funding uses: Capital Project, Project / Program, General Operating Expense

Location of project: South Dakota

Location of residency: South Dakota

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The Coronavirus Impact

The Coronavirus has impacted all aspects of our lives. Nothing is the same. So, it should not be surprising that we hit "pause" and reflected on ways we could loosen restrictions and respond to your immediate needs in a timely manner.

In the past, the South Dakota Fund grants focused on economic development, human services, health education and cultural programs. Community Innnovation Grants supported community problem-solving projects. Due to the rapidly changing circummstances, we are reprioritizing grantmaking efforts to focus on requests dealing with the Coronavirus, and its impact on nonprofit organizations and those you serve.

To that end, to make applying for funds as easy as possible:

  • We have set aside many of our traditional Gratmaking Guidelines during this time.
  • We will only be accepting applications in eGrant through our South Dakota Fund grant program.
  • All requests should focus on your organization's efforts to address issues brought about by the Coronavirus.
  • Answer each question as it relates to the impact the Coronavirus is having on your organization.
  • $20,000 is the maximum amount that may be requested. 
  • We will consider grants for general operating funds on a case-by-case basis.

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


  • Applicants should be a public, nonprofit organization as defined by IRS Publication 78.
    • You can also work with a verified fiscal sponsor who can receive funds on your behalf. 



  • The SDCF does not make grants in support of political campaigns, discriminatory practices, or for personal gain. 


This page was last reviewed October 19, 2020 and last updated April 20, 2020