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'We're In This Together'

The Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation is closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic as it continues to make its way across the globe.

These are unprecedented times and we are all navigating uncharted waters. And while the effects of this outbreak on our community are still unfolding, we've compiled a list of ways you can help today:

One Sioux Falls Fund

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation, in partnership with the City of Sioux Falls and local businesses, has established the One Sioux Falls Fund. The goal of the fund is to help residents in the Sioux Falls MSA (Minnehaha, Lincoln, McCook and Turner counties) avoid evictions if they are unable to work due to COVID-19.

Nonprofits, the County and the City will coordinate to distribute the funds to make sure assistance gets into the right hands.

Learn more and make a gift to the One Sioux Falls Fund and learn what to do if you need assistance.

See the list of major sponsors of the One Sioux Falls Fund

Corona Help Sioux Falls Fund

A coalition of churches working to bring supplies and food to those in need during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has established a fund at the Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation.

Learn more and make a gift to the Corona Help Sioux Falls Fund.

Support for Local Nonprofits

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation is introducing an emergency grant program for local nonprofits. COVID-19 Response Grants are designed to provide critical financial relief to local nonprofits who, because of the coronavirus outbreak, have seen an extraordinary increase in demand for services and/or need emergency operating support.

Learn more about the COVID-19 Response Grant program.

We know with certainty COVID-19 will impact our non-profit sector. Our nonprofits and charitable organizations need philanthropic support now more than ever. Consider supporting the charities that are close to your heart with a donation today.

Joining Together to Spread Light, Show Gratitude and Raise Awareness

Community members have come together to organize Light Up Sioux Falls, an event set for Monday, March 30, designed to spread light amid the darkness and distance, show gratitude for healthcare workers and raise awareness for two funds established at the Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation to help those impacted by COVID-19.

Learn more and make plans to participate in this event.

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