The Giving Depot

A Place Where Givers and Doers Can Connect

The Giving Depot is a central space where local nonprofits can share pressing needs and
where those who are interested in giving can learn about charitable opportunities across our area.

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We know you have a heart for giving. But with so many wonderful nonprofits doing good work across our area, staying up-to-date on the most pressing needs in our community can be a challenge.

We want to make giving simple.

So we created The Giving Depot, a place where nonprofits can showcase their work in the community.

The Giving Depot — named in recognition of the Foundation's home, the historic Depot at Cherapa Place — allows eligible nonprofits to detail information about their programs, missions, and pressing needs. Each listing includes easy ways to learn more, and to give.

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Disclaimer

The Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation is proud to provide this public space for the nonprofit community. All information is self-reported. Approval of an organization's participation on The Giving Depot does not constitute an express or implied endorsement by the Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation.


Current Giving Opportunities

Live and Local Washington Pavilion

The mission of the Washington Pavilion is to deliver memorable experiences that educate, entertain, and enrich.

How you can help

The Pavilion is preparing for its ’24-'25 season of “Live & Local,” an affordable and accessible concert series celebrating the singers, dancers, comedians, actors, musicians, acrobats, poets, and more who comprise Sioux Falls’ abundance of talent. Awards of up to $10,000 are welcome to help support next season’s artist fees.

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Lunch Is Served 1

Lunch is Served, Inc. is an outreach ministry whose mission is to provide a mid-day meal for the working poor in the city of Sioux Falls. This ministry offers volunteers the opportunity to work together to serve those in need and fight hunger through education and empowerment.

How you can help

Lunch is Served, Inc. is currently having a drive for fruit cups or pudding cups and granola bars. We are looking for groups and individuals that would like to participate. This can be done as a friendly competition between friends, coworkers, or businesses. As food prices continue to rise we are looking for fun ways for people to support Lunch is Served. Monetary donations are always welcome as well!

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Salvation Army

The Salvation Army serves the Sioux Falls area through various areas of service, including feeding programs, youth development, Pathway of Hope and more. We look carefully to see the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs in the Lincoln and Minnehaha counties and offer solutions to those who need help.

How you can help

The Salvation Army Western Division owns a Summer Camp located in Sioux City, IA. For eight weeks over the summer months, The Salvation Army of Sioux Falls provides low-income children with the opportunity to attend Summer Camp, free of charge to the children in attendance. The Salvation Army takes on all of the costs for the Summer Camp and transports the children to and from camp to provide these children with this opportunity, so any funds received for this program will be allocated for children to attend Summer Camp throughout the months of June and July.

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Younglife

Young Life's mission is to introduce adolescents to Jesus Christ and help them grow in their faith. We do this by recruiting a team of caring adults who go into the lives of teenagers, build authentic friendships, and invite them into life with God.

How you can help

We are inviting high schoolers to experience a transformative week at Castaway Club, a Young Life Camp, from July 11 to 16. We are seeking to raise $10,000 for this camp trip to give kids the best week of their lives.

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Stockyards

Stockyards Ag Experience connects people through agriculture. Whether through the history of the Sioux Falls Stockyards or modern farm-to-table agriculture, the Stockyards Ag Experience educates consumers through interactive education.

How you can help

Phase 2 of the Stockyards Ag Experience project is a year-round, interactive ag education center located in Falls Park. Join our generous community of support by making a gift of $5,000 towards farm-to-table education. Naming sponsorships for our kitchen, outdoor row crop plot and more are also available. Help us connect people to agriculture!

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LSS of SD

Lutheran Social Services of South Dakota (LSS of SD) is a social service organization that provides services to people of all ages, races, faiths, and economic conditions.

How you can help

Your donation is matched in April! South Dakota CARES is LSS' statewide day of giving event and features donor matches, facility tours and impact sharing about how your donations help children and families in South Dakota. Double your impact today!

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SD Deaf Resource Outreach 1

South Dakota Deaf Resource & Outreach provides Community Support and Telecommunication Equipment Distribution to the Deaf Community.

How you can help

SD Deaf Resource & Outreach Programs (SD DROP) is looking to build a fund to support three areas of our work that are not funded under our state contracts: Community Peer Support events, Mental Health Services, and American Sign Language (ASL) Enrichment efforts.

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Service Leadership Academy

The Student Leadership Academy (SLA) prepares 150 students going into their senior year of high school to make a difference in their school and community. This event features inspiring speakers, engaging activities, volunteer opportunities, and fun outings. Students return to their school and community to lead impactful service projects that they have created at the SLA.

How you can help

The SLA is free for students. Donations cover all costs once the students arrive at the academy such as housing, meals, local transportation. Students are able to apply for matching grant funds up to $500 per school to assist with their service project. This year's goal is $75,000 ($500 per student).

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Emilys Hope

Emily’s Hope is dedicated to removing the stigma of substance use disorder through awareness, education, and prevention; and removing financial barriers to treatment and recovery.

How you can help

Support Emily's Hope's mission to promote community safety and combat opioid overdoses by purchasing a case of Narcan for free distribution to anyone who wishes to carry it.

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Avera Foundation

Located in Sioux Falls, SD, Avera Behavioral Health Hospital offers innovative behavioral health care with inpatient and outpatient treatments in one location. Facing a mental health emergency is different for everyone. That’s why we complete a full evaluation for every patient to determine the best level of care.

Avera Behavioral Health Hospital is also the location with 24-hour access for your mental health urgent care needs. When you don’t know what to do or where to go for immediate psychiatric help, come here.

How you can help

The Avera Behavioral Health Hospital is a state-of-the-art 154-bed psychiatric facility offering both inpatient and outpatient behavioral health care. Experienced mental health professionals provide confidential and compassionate care to patients from all walks of life. At Avera Behavioral Health, experts in counseling, therapy, psychology and psychiatry help build up mental health now and into the future with proven, evidence-based care and treatment.

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Hurdle Life

Hurdle Life Coach Foundation's mission is to provide and help create more safe spaces for ACES and Justice-Impacted youth and families. We believe in creating a supportive environment where they can thrive and succeed.

How you can help

Hurdle Life Coach Foundation's 15 week youth mentorship program and graduation ceremony is in need of a financial sponsorship for our food and refreshments expense. Each week, we support 15 teenagers and celebrate their accomplishment upon program completion. $1500 Request.

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Boys Girls Club

For nearly 70 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sioux Empire has been there for kids and families adapting to ever changing needs. Serving Sioux Falls, Brandon and Harrisburg through programs for children 4 weeks - age 18.

How you can help

We invite you to contribute to our innovative Student Success Program- a dynamic behavior management initiative. This program equips our dedicated staff with essential tools to assist children facing behavioral challenges, providing intensive one-on-one sessions with behavior specialists. Thanks to generous donations, we've extended this program from our K-5 program to our Early Learning Academy. Support will bolster ongoing funding requirements and enable us to reach even more students in need.

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SD Historical Society

The South Dakota Historical Society Foundation is committed to telling the story of our state’s unique history that has helped shape our values today. We tell the story as an active partner, fundraiser, and steward, providing financial resources to projects of the program areas of the South Dakota State Historical Society: Archaeology, Archives, Historic Preservation, Museum, and Research and Publishing.

How you can help

State Archives needs your help! Every day staff preserve and digitize SD’s historical documents, but our history is at risk of being lost. Private donations that fund much of this work are running out. We need to raise $72,960. Inaccessible History Is Lost History. Call Nancy (605) 222-4460 to learn more.

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Live Inspired 365

Live Inspired 365 promotes mental health awareness and suicide prevention by providing resources to support others that are hurting, to help find hope.

How you can help

We are seeking $5,000 to create journals that are safe for people who are admitted for mental illness. Journaling is suggested, yet hard to come by with strict safety standards. Our journals will not only be safe, but beautiful, and encourage people to use them long after they are discharged.

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Crooks Community Childcare Center 2

The Crooks Community Child Care Center provides affordable child care of the highest quality in an atmosphere that promotes growth and wellness in children of all ages.

How you can help

Childcare centers are so needed to provide a safe and fun environment for children to learn. We are increasing from 42 kids a day to 124 kids a day, so we are seeking funds to purchase new equipment for each classroom in our new center to help children learn and grow.

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Accelerate Therapy

Accelerate Therapy is a small nonprofit organization that offers occupational and speech therapy services to children ages 2-6 with autism or other developmental delays emphasizing communication, peer interaction and play skills, daily living skills, fine motor skills, and self-regulation and coping skills.

How you can help

Accelerate Therapy is requesting $10,000 by December 31, 2024, for its income-based sliding fee scale project. This organization offers occupational and speech therapy services to children regardless of the family’s economic status for 5 days a week, 2 hours a day in groups of 4-5 kids.

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Sioux Falls Arts Council

The Sioux Falls Arts Council is a nonprofit organization that strives to "enrich Sioux Falls culture, economy, and opportunity by building a stronger and more vibrant arts community."

How you can help

The Sioux Falls Arts Council is seeking funding to host an upcoming public conversation with the artist’s community. The event would be open to all, facilitated, fishbowl style with the goal of co-creating and building of arts community. Funding would go towards paying a moderator and documenting the session.

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Food to You

Food to You, also known as the mobile food pantry, is a food distribution ministry that happens at four locations in Sioux Falls throughout the month. It’s purpose is to get groceries to those who need them by distributing them in the neighborhoods where the need is greater and after daytime work hours in order to be more accessible to those who work.

How you can help

This organization is in constant need of large/jumbo rolls of toilet paper, bars of soap, full-size toothpaste, and shampoo for hygiene kits that are distributed at the food pantry.

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Skatepark Association

With a mission to build community through skateboarding, the Sioux Falls Skatepark Association provides skatepark consulting and branding, capacity building, afterschool programming, and community outreach.

How you can help

Though the construction of the Barb Iverson Skate Plaza is underway, construction costs have exponentially risen since the capital campaign donation drive. Any contributions made to the Sioux Falls Skatepark Association will be used towards the construction of the skatepark Sioux Falls deserves.

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Ronald Mc Donald House

Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Dakota is committed to Keeping Families Close. When a child is receiving care in area hospitals, we provide a nearby place to stay, so families can focus on what matters most, healing their child. We believe that Family is Medicine, so we are here to give families more of what they need most; each other.

How you can help

Join our Annual 365 Giving Tree program. An annual gift of $365 (just $1 a day) will provide a family with a one-week stay at one of our two Ronald McDonald Houses in Sioux Falls. We are also in need of replacing our back fence. The cost will be about $35,000. Any amount would be appreciated.

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Hope Care

HopeCare Children's Center is a mission of Hope Lutheran Church. HopeCare is a safe, faith-based children's ministry that uses education, age-appropriate concepts, play, and experiences to guide children as they learn, grow, and flourish in their communities.

How you can help

HopeCare is in need of funds to create an emergency fund that can be utilized for hard times for staff, programs, or families. The organization is hoping to raise a minimum of $5,000 with the hope that the emergency fund will then continue to grow with future and ongoing donations.

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Groove

Groove, Inc. is a Sioux Falls-based percussion academy offering group and private lessons for students ages 4 to 64 years old.

How you can help

Currently, Groove has one of the highest enrollments ever. To best meet the needs of our students and families, we are looking to expand our equipment inventory. This would include actual drums, harnesses, stands, heads, and sticks/mallets. While this may seem like a large endeavor, any contribution or assistance is welcomed.

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YMCA

The Sioux Falls Family YMCA (The Y) is a powerful association of men, women and children of all ages and walks of life, joined together by a shared passion: to strengthen the foundations of our Sioux Falls community. Our mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirits, minds, and bodies for all.

How you can help

Every day, more than 50 kids attend programming at the Community Youth Center located in our downtown facility. The Y is in need of art supplies (of all different mediums) for the kids that attend our art therapy sessions once a week.

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CTF

Call to Freedom serves those who have been impacted by human trafficking and exploitation in South Dakota through holistic services.

How you can help

Call to Freedom seeks $20,000 for clients’ urgent childcare and transportation needs. Their clients, survivors of human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation, need this support to obtain employment and achieve financial independence. Rising costs pose a burden, as approximately 93% live below the poverty line.

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Southeastern Behavioral Health

Southeastern Behavioral Health Care nonprofit organization that has emphasized the importance of emotional wellness – not only for individuals but also for entire communities. This organization is one of 11 Community Mental Health Centers in South Dakota dedicated to providing quality services to keep our individuals, families, and communities emotionally strong and healthy.

How you can help

This organization is seeking donations for its Directions for Life homeless program. Needed products for the adults they serve include: hats, gloves, scarves, new socks, new underwear, shampoo/conditioner, soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, feminine hygiene products

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SHIFT Garage

SHIFT Garage provides reliable transportation to those living in poverty — a mission accomplished through the repair of existing vehicles and by placing donated vehicles with families and individuals in need.

How you can help

We are in need of an additional vehicle lift for our shop. With this lift we can better accomplish major repairs and keep them out of the way of our normal process and vehicles. This will be a substantial help to our workflow and process!

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SD Military Heritage Alliance

The South Dakota Military Heritage Alliance, Inc. is organized exclusively for charitable and education purposes. Their purpose is to provide support services, encouragement, camaraderie, entertainment and esprit de corps for military veterans, active duty servicemembers, actively-serving Reserve Component (i.e. Reserve and National Guard) servicemembers, their families and all who support them, to preserve South Dakota and American military heritage, and to provide historic and current military educational opportunities to civilians of all ages.

How you can help

By the end of 2024, South Dakota Heritage Military Alliance, Inc. is seeking the remaining 10 of 22 sponsors willing to help, with our focus on ending veteran/military suicide in South Dakota! We are searching for gifts of $22,000 per year for three years. We appreciate any consideration to joining us in our efforts!

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Glory House

Glory House is a residential facility that helps people struggling with addiction, mental health, and limited life skills by using evidence-based practices provided by caring staff.

How you can help

Glory House is seeking funds to help individuals who may need a hand up to change their circumstances and be able to become more self-sufficient. When clients first arrive, many can’t afford medications and supplies needed to start a job. Your gifts can help clients begin to re-integrate into the community!

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Community Action for Veterans


Community Action for Veterans (CAV) is a local nonprofit with a mission to "develop communities of care for veteran and military families living in South Dakota."

How you can help

CAV programming focuses on different lifespan milestones or subpopulations within the veteran and military space and utilizes human-centered design and evaluation of needs to better understand barriers to well-being. Current CAV projects in need of sustainable funding: (1) Operation Chow Line: The goal of this program is to bring awareness to food insecurity among veteran and military families living in rural South Dakota. approx. $7,500 needed per event. (2) Stand Up for Women Veterans: The goal of this program is to empower women veterans to live their best lives through personal connections, culturally sensitive wellness provider referral, and learning opportunities focused on resiliency. $1,000-$7,500 depending on event size and focus.

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East River Legal Services

East River Legal Services exists to better the lives of the over 46,000 people living in poverty in Eastern South Dakota. This organization offers free legal services to Veterans, Older Americans (60+), Disabled Individuals, Victims of Violence, and all those facing financial insecurity in the community.

How you can help

The Advocates at East River Legal Services work hard to provide clients with resources and connect them to various community agencies. However, it is hard to find resources for gas and groceries and the resources that are available are limited. East River Legal Services is asking for donations of gas and grocery gift cards in the amount of $20, to close the gap in resources.

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FAST

Falls Area Single Track (FAST) is a nonprofit with a mission to protect, create, and enhance quality trail experiences for mountain bikers in cooperation with other trail users in the Sioux Falls area.

How you can help

This nonprofit is seeking funds to support the development of 13 miles of recreational trails at Great Bear for hikers, trail runners, and mountain bikers of all skill levels through shared-use and bike-optimized trails. The project will introduce progressive bike and hiking experiences, foster skill development, and create more recreation opportunities within the city of Sioux Falls.

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Buddies and Co

Buddies & Co. is a specialty drink and snack shop employing people of all abilities. Our mission is to provide a place where people with disabilities are valued, find meaningful work, and connect with the community they love.

How you can help

This nonprofit is raising funds for business startup costs, including building modifications to ensure accessibility, equipment purchases, and ongoing operational expenses. Thus far, we have raised 1/5 of our $75,000 initial goal.

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Sad Isnt Bad

Sad Isn't Bad is a free grief counseling and non-denominational community support program in Sioux Falls for families of all school-age children (K-12) who have lost a loved one. Professional counselors and social workers lead separate groups within each session to help children identify and express their feelings in a healthy way, foster open family communications, and provide tools to help individuals continue on their grief journey.

How you can help

This nonprofit offers a free dinner on program evenings for participants to help families receive services with ease and to foster a sense of community. We are seeking funding to support the cost of these meals, as each meal costs about $400.

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Embe

At EmBe, women excel, youth thrive, and families succeed.

How you can help

EmBe serves over 12,000 individuals annually, and your support makes this possible. We offer meaningful programs for women and their families to enrich lives, and we serve the entire community by empowering others.

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Life Scape

LifeScape has a mission of "empowering people to live their best life."

How you can help

This organization's mission is demonstrated by helping kids with disabilities explore their world and develop their likes, dislikes, and passions. One way to help kids explore their likes and dislikes is through daily physical activity and movement. LifeScape will purchase sports equipment, bikes, and scooters totaling $4,630, but we need a shed to house these items safely and securely on the playground. The cost of the shed is $5,369.

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The Compass Center

The Compass Center provides crisis intervention, counseling, and advocacy to children, adolescents, and adults (both male and female) who are survivors of domestic/dating violence, sexual assault, child sexual abuse, and human trafficking/sexual exploitation. The Compass Center is the only federally qualified rape crisis center in South Dakota.

How you can help

The Compass Center serves the greater Sioux Falls community with expert trauma-based therapy, serving all ages and stages at no cost to clients. Our staff is trained in play therapy, advocacy, EMDR, and art therapy. This organization is looking to grow through adult and teen group therapy, in technology, and most of all, space in the upcoming 3 years as The Compass Center celebrates 50 years in 2025!

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CHS

The mission of the Children's Home Society of South Dakota (CHS) is to prevent, treat, and heal trauma.

How you can help

Hungry to help children? Introducing Truly Happy Meals! CHS is building a new kitchen/dining hall at SF Children’s Home on the site of the demolished facility. Until completion (fall 2024), staff are still preparing and serving meals to kids. You can help by supporting Truly Happy Meals! Goal: $5,000.

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Harmony South Dakota

Harmony South Dakota is an organization that provides free after-school and summer programming for students aged 7 and up. Participation in a variety of musical opportunities allows students to learn about music while also encouraging a safe and accepting community. The Harmony South Dakota after-school music program positively transforms kids' lives by teaching essential life skills like perseverance, cooperation, excellence, and self-discipline by participation in musical ensembles.

How you can help

Harmony South Dakota is seeking $2,500 to provide the 80+ students, enrolled for the 2023-2024 school year, with snacks each afternoon.

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Sioux Falls Hope Coalition

The Sioux Falls Hope Coalition strives to narrow the achievement gap within our community by “ensuring that every child gets a chance to attend preschool.”

How you can help

Each year around 400 kids in the Sioux Falls area don’t get the opportunity to attend preschool. This organization partners with local preschools to connect all children with the education they deserve, regardless of their family’s ability to pay private tuition. The Hope Coalition is seeking funds to support this work toward their mission.

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Fifteen5 Ministries

Fifteen 5 Ministries reaches out to those in need, on the streets, pulls them in with arms of love and acceptance, helps them get on their feet, and helps them stay there, by teaching life skills and providing services critical to success beyond survival.

How you can help

Fifteen 5 Ministries is seeking funds as we work to help men transition back into society from treatment or prison. We work with men between 20 and 30 years old, and help them become contributing members of society. We are working towards offering these men a place where they can be mentored and given another chance.

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Americas Story 250

America's Story is a powerful program of stories, history poetry and music, that has inspired all who hear it. America's Story 250 is a 501(c)(3) corporation whose goal is to inspire, teach, and reinvigorate all Americans.

How you can help

America's Story 250 is seeking monetary donations as we work to inspire Americans about the power of the American Story. You can also support the work of America's Story 250 by sponsoring a live presentation for individuals, groups, or a school program.

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CASA

The Sioux Falls Area Court Appointed Special Advocate Program seeks to promote and protect the best interests of abused and neglected children through the advocacy efforts of trained community volunteers.

How you can help

Spring 2024 New Volunteer Advocate Training begins April 12. 30 hours of training and a complete background check are required before a person can get sworn-in to become an official. To train a new volunteer and have them assigned to a new case is approximately $2,000 per person. Our goal is to raise $20,000.

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Dakkotabilities

DakotAbilities is a nonprofit organization in Sioux Falls focused on supporting and uplifting persons with a range of disabilities. We provide many services, including housing, employment, day programs, access to 24-hour nursing guidance, and more. We work together with the individuals we support and the community at large to create opportunities for people with disabilities.

How you can help

DakotAbilities supports adults with disabilities. We are building 2 duplexes in Sioux Falls to address the increased need. They will replace 2 smaller homes built in the 90s. The new homes will address the privacy and personal space needs of each person supported. We are seeking funds to support this project.

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Minnehaha County Historical Society

The Minnehaha County Historical Society has a mission to educate on and preserve the history of Minnehaha County.

How you can help

A longtime ongoing project of this organization is the Historical Marker Project, having put up over 250 markers throughout the community. The Minnehaha County Historical Society also publishes a newsletter and other free, informational publications. This organization is seeking financial support to continue the work they are doing in the community.

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CHSSFS

The Children's Home Shelter for Family Safety (formerly Children's Inn) exists to provide immediate shelter for children and/or women who are in actual or potential situations of domestic violence, child abuse, and neglect; to provide crisis intervention services to children, women and/or families; and to provide continuing counseling services to victims of abuse

How you can help

Children’s Home Shelter for Family Safety is seeking general operating support which will provide victims of abuse with safe shelter, counseling, case management, support groups, nutrition, transportation, and more. With an average of 78 people per day staying in shelter, your support is more critical than ever.

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Almost Home Canine Rescue

Almost Home Canine Rescue serves unwanted, homeless, abused or neglected pets in South Dakota and the surrounding area. Just as every dog and cat has needs that our mission works to fulfill, so do our donors, volunteers, fosters and adopters. All involved play a vital role in the success of our mission no matter their gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation or identity, education or disability. All are valued and respected and we work to ensure all voices are heard.

How you can help

Almost Home Canine Rescue is a foster based dog and cat rescue that runs solely based on volunteers and donations. We are in need of foster homes, as well as volunteers committed to helping dogs and cats in a variety of roles (clerical work, preparing and cleaning the transport van, adoption follow up, and many others).

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Siouxpercon

The vision of SiouxperCon is to engage all individuals, cultivating their interest in all fandoms and popular art forms through workshops, panels, seminars, exhibitions and hosting conventions.

How you can help

The multi-day SiouxperCon event brings in over 10,000 individuals from across the region and connects them with various organizations and nonprofits in a safe, inclusive, family-friendly environment. This nonprofit is seeking donations to support the operation of the Siouxpercon annual convention so that we may continue to enhance the awareness of local literacy programs, STEAM education, and various cultural and arts mediums for the public. You can also support our mission by purchasing tickets and attending the SiouperCon annual convention.

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Move to heal

At Move to Heal, we believe in the power of embodied movement to bring about impactful healing. Our programs are rooted in the Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) methodology, a unique approach that recognizes the mind-body connection and focuses on empowering participants to take charge of their own well-being.

How you can help

Support our transformative Healing Arts Program in Sioux Falls afterschool programs this spring! We seek $3,000 to purchase essential program supplies (dance props, cleaning supplies, etc.), ensuring a meaningful and impactful experience for participants. Your contribution empowers healing and wellness.

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Make A Wish

Make-A-Wish South Dakota & Montana creates life-changing wishes for children ages 2 ½ - 18 years old with critical illnesses.

How you can help

When a wish comes true, it gives children renewed strength to fight their illness, brings families closer together and unites entire communities. Currently, there are 28 children in the Sioux Falls area waiting for their wish to be granted. You can help make these wishes possible by making a gift today. The average cash cost of a wish is $9,000. Donations of any amount bring us closer to the vision of granting the wish of every eligible child.

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South Dakota Public Schools Foundation

The Sioux Falls Public Schools Education Foundation is the philanthropic partner of the Sioux Falls School District. This organization provides a path for donors like you to make one gift that benefits all schools, all students, and all teachers.

How you can help

This nonprofit is seeking $3,000 to purchase lice shampoo and bed bug cream for students in the Sioux Falls School District. Staff members will purchase and distribute the items to children and families.

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Family Visitation Center

Family Visitation Center exists to empower children to maintain healthy relationships with their family members through safe supervised visits and exchanges. This organization serves children from birth through age 18 who have been caught in the middle of complicated family dynamics like divorce, domestic violence, mental health, substance abuse, etc.

How you can help

The video/audio recording equipment in FVC’s four visit rooms is outdated and becoming problematic. To provide maximum safety for children and a complete and accurate record of interactions during visits, it needs to be replaced ASAP. The total bid for this project is $12,607.36, and we are in need of $10,000 more to reach this bid.

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Veterans Community Project

Veterans Community Project Sioux Falls is a specialized community of 25 tiny homes with on-site, wraparound support services designed to equip homeless Veterans with the tools needed to return to a stable, prosperous, independent life.

How you can help

Veterans Community Project has been an industry leader in addressing and overcoming housing barriers for Veterans to lead them to long-term housing stability. Recently moving the first Veterans into the Sioux Falls village, we are seeking funds to provide these Veterans with the tools and resources they need to live a prosperous life. Being a 100% community-funded project, every dollar donated goes directly to the Veterans who are being served.

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VOA Dakotas

Volunteers of America, Dakotas is a non-profit organization that operates programming in four primary service areas: behavioral health; children, youth, and families; intellectual and developmental disabilities; and homelessness.

How you can help

Volunteers of America, Dakotas GreaterGoods is a retail donation program that partners with hundreds of nonprofits. Members acquire donated goods in exchange for an admin fee. By lowering costs for nonprofit partners, this program creates positive community impact, while fulfilling our mission of helping individuals live healthy and fulfilling lives. This nonprofit is seeking funds to support its GreaterGoods program as it continues to grow and support nonprofits in the community.

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Rock Ranch

Founded in 2016 by the LaRock Family, Rock Ranch is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization providing horsemanship training, riding lessons, senior programming, and mental health counseling in a natural, Christ-filled setting.

How you can help

Many people respond well to traditional talk therapy, but some (veterans, trauma survivors, troubled children & teens and more) gain insight by doing along with talking. Add to that the unique intuitive power of horses providing non-judgmental feedback, and clients report incredible results with equine-assisted counseling. In 2024, Rock Ranch is seeking $25,000 in charitable gifts to support this program making sure all in need will receive help.

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SDNAFVASA

The South Dakota Network Against Family Violence and Sexual Assault is a state-level non-profit agency comprised of caring people dealing with the concerns of domestic violence and sexual assault victims.

How you can help

The South Dakota Network Against Family Violence provides funding to agency members across the state for emergency services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. These emergency services include but are not limited to; travel or gas cards to escape an abusive situation and find safety, lodging for victims who do not have a local shelter, food and other necessities such as prescriptions, and repairs to due to an assault. Emergency services continue to be in high need.

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The Premiere Playhouse

The Premiere Playhouse is a professionally staffed, community-based nonprofit theatre organization in residence at the Orpheum Theater Center in downtown Sioux Falls. This organization strives to provide an inclusive and accessible theatre experience to all members of the diverse and talented Sioux Falls community.

How you can help

The Premiere Playhouse is looking for camp scholarship sponsors for our Education program's students. Any amount helps this initiative, but if 12 individuals sponsored $250, we would reach this summer's minimum goal for providing accessible theatre education to area youth of various ages, abilities, skill levels, and cultural/economic backgrounds.

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First Tee SD

First Tee - South Dakota is a youth development organization that enables kids to build strength of character that enables them through a lifetime of new challenges.

How you can help

This nonprofit seamlessly integrates the game of golf with a life-skills curriculum that creates active learning experiences that build inner strength, self-confidence, and resilience that kids can carry to everything they do. Make a difference in the lives of young people of First Tee—South Dakota by making a donation today.

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Toy Lending Library

The Toy Lending Library of South Dakota's mission is to create opportunities for children zero to five years old to enhance their learning development through play. This organization supports children's learning through play by creating opportunities for families to borrow a toy box for children, free of charge. Once children have played with the box of toys, they are returned and exchanged for new ones. There are currently 12 locations where toy boxes are available for checkout. This program promotes creativity, physical and emotional health, and school readiness.

How you can help

Play = learning. Play prepares children for life. The Toy Lending Library creates opportunities for children to learn through play, free of charge. Join us! Let’s create more toy boxes to reach even more children! $120 builds one special toy box. Our goal for 2024: create 300 toy boxes.

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Empire Mental Health Support

Empire Mental Health Support is a nonprofit that was created in 2020 by a group of people living with a mental illness or are family members of those living with a mental illness. This organization provides educational resources, advocacy, and a support group in the Sioux Empire area.

How you can help

Empire Mental Health Support is seeking funds to enhance its visibility of resources for advocacy/education/support of individuals and families struggling with mental health diagnoses. This nonprofit would like to purchase Network For Good’s $5,000 software to seamlessly coordinate services, boost fundraising/advocacy efforts, measure outcomes, and communicate results to continue working toward its mission.

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SDSD Foundation

The Mission of the South Dakota Services for the Deaf (SDSD) Foundation is to support and provide additional funding and scholarship opportunities for students to attend college, pursue vocational training, or to assist in programming resources for SD children, birth to 21, who are deaf or hard of hearing.

How you can help

The Foundation provides needed funds that supplement state funding for family activities, student social groups, deaf and hard of hearing community activities, and scholarship opportunities. Funding is being sought out to continue this work.

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Mc Crossan Boys Ranch

McCrossan Boys Ranch is a nonprofit organization specializing in the mentoring, counseling, and teaching of at-risk boys and young men.

How you can help

McCrossan Boys Ranch is in the process of raising funds for an athletic complex at the Ranch with a track and field for other recreational sports for at-risk youth.

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REACH Literacy

REACH Literacy is a nonprofit that provides literacy instruction and experiences for adult and youth readers each year through tutoring programs and the innovative use of donated books in our beautiful secondhand bookstore.

How you can help

REACH Literacy is seeking community support of our youth and adult literacy programs. These programs provide English language learning and youth literacy programs to businesses and schools in Sioux Falls and the surrounding area. You can also support REACH by donating new and used books to the REACH book store location.

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St Francis House UPDATED

The St. Francis House is a transitional home for the homeless in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, providing an ecumenical ministry to the homeless. People of all races, genders and creeds are welcomed at the St. Francis House.

How you can help

This nonprofit is seeking community support to provide Easter baskets to the children at the St. Francis House and also partner agencies such as Call to Freedom, Union Gospel Mission, Children's Inn, The Banquet and Bishop Dudley Hospitality House. Donors can make financial gifts or donate baskets, grass, candy, and trinkets.

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Hazard Film Project

Hazard Film Project is an organization dedicated to creating and advocating diversity and inclusion in cinema, as well as education on the topic of diversity, in general. This organization provides avenues for filmmakers to tell stories focusing on socially relevant topics and facilitate difficult conversations through an empathetic lens.

How you can help

Hazard Film Project is providing grants to Sioux Falls area artists to create films of any genre centering on authentic experiences of 2SLGBTQ+ individuals. These films will be shown in Sioux Falls at a public screening followed by a professionally moderated panel discussion, igniting meaningful conversation and building bridges within our community.

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Eligibility

Eligible organizations must serve residents of the Sioux Falls area – Lincoln, McCook, Minnehaha, and Turner counties.

Eligible organizations must be classified under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Tax Code and in good standing with the Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation.

To be eligible, projects must be charitable in nature and time-sensitive. The following requests are not allowed:

  • Political campaigns or direct lobbying efforts
  • Religious or sectarian purposes
  • Scholarships or funding for individuals