Why Work With Us

Why the Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation?

Because here, we unite passion with purpose, helping you create the change you wish to see. We’re proud to offer a number of options for passionate individuals, families and businesses who want to be active, purposeful philanthropists.

We look forward to working with you to help make our community a better place.

We are Catalysts for Good

  • We’ve been at this for 35 years, so our roots in this community run deep. The breadth and depth of our knowledge and understanding of the issues, challenges and needs within our community is unmatched.
  • We are a community leader. We’re well known for our ability to assemble resources, organize collaborative partnerships and facilitate dreams to help drive positive change.
  • Meet the staff and learn more about our history.

We Make Giving Simple

  • Our philanthropic experts are here to bring strategy, insight and structure to your giving.
  • We take the time to learn about your passions and interests. From there, we connect you with causes and organizations that align with your interests, and we offer a suite of fund options designed to help you invest where you care the most.
  • We do our homework, ensuring that your grants/fund distributions are made to well-run nonprofits doing important work for our community.

We Help You Give Smarter

  • We partner with professional advisors to help create the most effective charitable giving strategy for you.
  • We invest and steward your gift to amplify your generosity and create an even greater impact.
  • We offer maximum tax advantages for most gifts under state and federal law.

We Can Help Maximize Your Impact

  • When you work with us, you’ll be able to leverage the knowledge and understanding of our community investment arm, dedicated to working with local nonprofits, schools and important causes to assess critical needs and explore areas of opportunity.
  • See news and impact stories.

We Offer the Flexibility You Want

  • Our donor advised funds are easy, low-cost alternatives to private foundations, offering advantages like no annual payout requirement and no administrative burdens, while providing greater tax benefits and valuable protections thanks to our rigorous compliance oversight and donor privacy provisions.
  • Our funds allow you to be personally involved in your grant-making.
  • Leverage the benefits that come from investing with more than 1,000 other component funds, in the company of more than $179 million in assets.
  • You can donate diverse types of assets such as appreciated stock or other securities, real estate, grain or other commodities, qualified retirement plans, life insurance policies and more.
  • See our Charitable Fund Options.

Let's get started

Let's talk about how we can help build the right giving plan for you.

Meet our Team