What We Believe
We come to work every day because we believe in the power of possibility.
We believe the Sioux Falls area is a great place to live, work, and play. We also believe we have a responsibility to help preserve and sustain what’s good here, and to champion ideas and movements that have the potential to make our community even better.
We believe that meaningful and important social impact comes from thinking outside the box and having the courage to dream big dreams.
We believe strongly in the power and purpose of philanthropy. To us, philanthropy is more than just gifts and grants — philanthropy is thinking about how we can leverage financial, intellectual and human capital to help create a stronger, more vibrant community.
Finally, we believe philanthropy challenges us all to consider two important questions about our future – questions that drive and inspire our work every day: If we don't join together to build a better tomorrow, who will? And if not now, when?
In partnership with donors, we provide trusted leadership that inspires philanthropy, and enriches the quality of life in our area — for good, for ever.
What We Do
Founded in 1984, we are a 501(c)(3) public charity. Today, we manage more than 1,000 charitable funds, serving as the trusted stewards for more than $267 million in assets.
Our Community Investment team works with local nonprofits, schools and community leaders to identify gaps, assess critical needs and explore opportunities and possibilities.
Our Philanthropy team works with individuals, families, advisors, businesses, and nonprofits, offering deep and broad experience and expertise in philanthropic strategy, charitable and organizational endowments, and legacy planning.
As a Foundation, we connect donors with causes that inspire them. We invest and steward their gifts to amplify their generosity and create an even greater impact.
We’re proud to say that in collaboration with our donors, we've granted more than $245 million to nonprofits and causes throughout our area since our founding.
A Champion for Philanthropy
Since 1984, we've stood as a champion for philanthropy. By evaluating community needs and opportunities, building engagement around important issues, and connecting donors with purpose, we stand as a champion for philanthropy — transforming generosity into impact and improving the quality of life for all.
Are you ready to make a difference? Join our movement to create impactful, lasting, and positive change through philanthropy.
Assets and grants listed above are as of 10/2022.