Mon Apr 06 08:16:40 PDT 2020
SDCF provides immediate response on GMBH
Stephanie Judson President and CEO, South Dakota Community Foundation
SD Community Foundation is SDs only statewide public foundation.
SDCF staff and board jumped in to respond to issues resulting from the coronavirus crisis.
Two prong response:
Coronavirus Response Fund provides financial support to statewide nonprofits providing services across the state.
Feeding South Dakota
Salvation Army South Dakota
Lutheran Social Services of South Dakota
Meals on Wheels
Helpline Center 211
CSA (Community Savings Accounts) Matching Grant Program
80 CSAs across South Dakota
SDCF partners with local CSA leaders to identify ways to help in their individual communities
makeSPACE Spearfish sewing masks to support medical workers in the Black Hills (Monument Health, VA)
Provide assistance to stock food pantries to meet increased need
Provide assistance to purchase food and supplies for backpack programs
Requests coming in daily from the CSAs
Working with donors that utilize Donor Advised Funds to meet their charitable goals providing vital information necessary for them to make decisions based on community and statewide needs
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