Four local nonprofits share $36,000 of grant money

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On Tuesday four local nonprofits received $36,000 worth of grant awards.

The South Dakota Community Foundation divided the money between Catholic Social Services, the Children's Home Society, Custer Economic Development Corporation, and the Outlaw Ranch.

Outlaw Ranch is a year-round camp and retreat center located in Custer.

They say they're going to use their $10,000 grant to develop their trail system.

Outlaw Ranch Camp Director Matt Rusch says, "Our trail system is in the beginning stages. Everything's been mapped out. Construction has started. We've built bridges and boardwalks. Things like that, but not our goal is to kind of finalize everything. Make sure that folks know where they are on the system at all times. That we have signage that explains the natural history of South Dakota, of the Black Hills, natural flora and fauna that they're going to see out there."

SDCF partnered with the Bush Foundation to give these Community Innovation Grants.

In 2018, they say they'll award $400,000 to non-profits across South Dakota.