Latest News

Summer 2022 Newsletter

We believe the more we know and understand each other, the stronger our community will be.

Our summer 2022 newsletter explores how the Community Foundation is working to understand our community's needs and opportunities, build engagement around important issues and foster dialogue throughout our community.

In this Issue

A Message From the Board of Directors

Susie Patrick

"I can’t help but reflect on what a privilege it’s been to help guide this special organization to new heights and to witness its expanding impact on our community thanks to the generosity of our growing community of donors."

Past Chair Susie Patrick looks back on her Board service and looks ahead to the Foundation's next chapter.

Read the story.

Honoring the Past, Looking to the Future

Tracen Ashes

“Being wrapped in a star quilt is a blessing for doing great deeds, and a symbol to keep going. It’s a reminder that I have people that care about me. Receiving one is a huge honor."

Learn how a grant from the Community Foundation helped honor graduating Native American seniors in a special ceremony that combined history, tradition and culture.

Read the story.

Giving for Green

“What makes people smile? Go look at people at a park. Parks make a difference in our quality of life. Parks impact our economy. Parks can impact why people want to grow their businesses here. They can impact why people want to move here.”

As the Sioux Falls area becomes more urban, learn how philanthropy is working to ensure green spaces remain open and accessible.

Read the story.

New Board Members

Mandy Gaikowski and Ben Wiener

“From their professional and volunteer experience to their strategic mindsets, Mandy and Ben bring so much to the table. We are excited to welcome them to the Foundation’s Board of Directors and we look forward to working with them as we advance our efforts to champion philanthropy that can enhance the quality of life for individuals and families across our area."

Meet Mandy Gaikowski and Ben Wiener, the newest members of the Foundation's Board of Directors.

Read the story.

Studying Our Pools

A grant from the Sioux Falls Parks Foundation will help support a new community engagement process designed to address the city’s aging aquatic facilities .

Read the story.

Related Posts

News from the Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation

Foundation Announces Community Grant Recipients

Our most recent Community Fund grants provide support for a unique neighborhood placemaking effort, new programs to help local Spanish-speaking youth succeed, an organization working to eliminate suicide among young South Dakotans, an education and advocacy program for future change-makers, and a safe event to help local Indigenous community members connect.

Read More