Pierre/Fort Pierre Community Foundation Makes Grant Awards Monday

Pierre/Fort Pierre Community Foundation Makes Grant Awards Monday

PIERRE — The Pierre/Fort Pierre Community Foundation has announced the recipients of grant funding for 2021. President Becky Burke says reviewing the applications gives the Foundation a chance to see all the ideas for creating opportunities, especially for youth in the area…

The Foundation has around 400-thousand dollars in an endowment fund and gives away 15 to 20-thousand dollars in grants each year. Burke says they want to give more money out and there is a way they can do that…

Burke says an outreach effort will be rolling out soon…

The largest gift of 35-hundred dollars is going to the Citizens Involvement Council for the Backpack Program and school supplies. The full list of grant awards is posted below:


         Pierre/Ft Pierre Community Foundation:

  • Capital Area Counseling Service, Incorporated $1,500 Sun shade for the Boys & Girls Club
  • Community & Youth Involved, Inc. $2,000 Gold Program – Cubelet Robotics
  • South Dakota Discovery Center $1,500 New Star lab projector
  • Girl Scouts-Dakota Horizons $1,000 Girl Scouts Outreach Program
  • Pierre/Fort Pierre Lions Club $1,000 SPOT system
  • City of Pierre $2,500 Outdoor Pool
  • Citizens Involvement Council $3,500 Backpack program and school supplies
  • Pierre Players, Inc. $1,500 Little Players production of Charlotte’s Web
  • Sleep in Heavenly Peace, Inc. $2,000 Beds for children
  • City of Pierre $1,500 Oahe Days entertainment, specifically Native American dancers and drummers
    Youth Philanthropy Fund:
  • Oahe YMCA, Inc. $1,200 Soccer balls, Volleyballs, Footballs, Basketballs
  • Oahe Hockey Association $650 Ten new helmets
  • Pierre Tennis Association, Inc. $751 Tennis balls, racquets, and net
  • Pierre School District 32-2 $745 Destination Imagination Global Finals team registration