Grant applications requested Bernie Christenson, executive director of the South Dakota Community Foundation, announces that Sept. 1 is the next grant application deadline. Agencies interested in applying for a grant are encouraged to contact the foundation office for grant applications and guidelines. The information can also be downloaded from the foundation's web site at www.sdcommunityfoundation.org.
Factors considered by the foundation officials in awarding grants are: need for the project potential benefit to those served and the community as a whole; ability of the organization to achieve the desired results; evidence of cooperation and coordination with other organizations in the same field; and the likelihood of further support from other sources.
The South Dakota Community Foundation has awarded over $5 million to nonprofit and charitable organizations in South Dakota since 1989. Grants are awarded to South Dakota organizations twice a year.
For more information, contact Christenson at the South Dakota Community Foundation 605-224-1025.