Six local non-profits receive much needed grant money

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Rapid City, SD Six local non-profits received almost $60,000 in community innovation grant funds from the South Dakota Community Foundation today.

The non-profits that received the funds are Volunteers of America, South Dakota Agriculture and Rural Leadership foundation, Youth and Family Services, Habitat for Humanity, Black Hills State University and the Native Educational Endeavors.

Each organization is helping solve a problem in the community and applied through the foundation for the maximum of $10,000 each.

Beth Massa, SD Community Foundation Development and Program officer says, "I think each of them, through their diverse nature, are addressing individual portions of the community and the population and that's what we like to see. We want the wide variety of clients served and we just really believe in all of these organizations that are represented here today."

The foundation was established in 1987 and so far this year they have donated more than $8.5 million.