For Good. For Ever.
In partnership with donors, Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation provides philanthropic leadership that assures the quality of life in our area, for good, for ever.
When folks ask us what we do, our quick answer is "We help people who want to do something good for the Sioux Falls area." We:
Each year, millions of dollars flow from the Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation to support the good work of hundreds of churches, schools, and charitable groups.
- Encourage gifts to endowments that benefit virtually every person and family who calls this community home.
- Invest those endowment gifts so that they can make a difference in people's lives for good, for ever.
- Assure that the abundance reaped from those endowments furthers the work of the people who keep our community strong and vibrant.
This ever-growing stream of local philanthropy begins in the hearts of thousands of donors, people who have prospered here and want to give something back to the community. Whether they support a project with a pass-through gift or build a charitable legacy, whether they make a small memorial donation to honor a loved one or plan a bequest from a large estate, people who want to do something good for the Sioux Falls area find a pathway for their good intentions through SFACF.
We are all heirs to the gifts entrusted to the Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation's stewardship -- the ones we benefit from today and the ones that will be here for future generations. Our asset value now is considerable, but we measure our success by the satisfaction in the hearts of our donors and by the optimism that shines in the eyes of those whose lives are made better through our work. These are the true hallmarks of the Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation.
Storm Recovery Fund Open at Community Foundation
Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation is accepting
contributions from donors who want to support local storm recovery
“The ice storm on April 9 created unexpected financial
hardship for many of our neighbors,” says Candy Hanson, SFACF president. “Many families don’t have the money to clean
up debris or to stabilize or remove damaged trees. We’re hoping that folks who
are sensitive to those needs will make contributions to the Storm Recovery
Credit card gifts to the Storm Recovery Fund at the
Community Foundation may be made here. Checks can be mailed directly to SFACF/Storm
Recovery Fund, 300 N. Phillips Avenue, Suite 102, Sioux Falls 57104.
Community Foundations work to match people with means with
the organizations helping people with needs.
When local emergencies arise, Community Foundations are responsible for
coordinating the distribution of donations needed to get the community back on
“Those who can’t afford the costs of storm clean-up need to
call Helpline 2×1×1, which will put them in touch
with an agency that can help,” says Hanson.
“The Storm Recovery Fund won’t be making payments to individuals. It will be used to reimburse the agencies
that provide direct assistance to those in need.”
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