Community Foundation awards nearly $50K in Spearfish non-profits

Twenty five Spearfish area non-profits and charities were the recipients of $49,335 in grant money doled out at this year’s annual Spearfish Community Foundation Breakfast Thursday. Pioneer photo by Alex Portal

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SPEARFISH — Since 1998, the Spearfish Community Foundation has been investing in charitable and non-profit organizations throughout the Spearfish area. That tradition continued at the annual Spearfish Community Foundation Breakfast Thursday at the Spearfish Canyon Golf Club.

“We feel as a foundation that your programs really have the selfless mission that make the most significant impact in our community,” said Sue Konstant, vice president of the Spearfish Community Foundation Board of Directors as she addressed the room full of this year’s grant recipients. “And of course, as a second par, it’s always fun to give away money.”

This year, the foundation presented 25 organizations with grants totally $49,335. The groups that received money from the foundation on Thursday include Action for the Betterment of Our Community, Black Hills State University-Camp Invention & Invention Project, Canyon Hills Center, Catholic Social Services, Girl Scouts Dakota Horizons, Good Sheperd Clinic, Health Occupation Student Association, Lawrence County Teen Court, makeSPACE, Matthews Opera House & Arts Center-Youth programs, Northern Hills CASA, Compass Point, Northern Hills Sources of Support, Realtors for Kids, SD Center for Enterprise Opportunity, SD Project Learning Tree, Spearfish Foundation for Public Education, Spearfish High School SkillUSA and Spearfish High School Science, Spearfish Nutrition Site/Meals on Wheels, Spearfish Senior Citizens Center, Special Olympics South Dakota, Teammates Mentoring of Spearfish, Victims of Violence Intervention Program, and Volunteers of America Northern Rockies.

Three organizations received additional funding from the Seifert Family Endowment Fund, including the Spearfish Community Food pantry, Spearfish Senior Center, and the Salvation Army. 

“We are so fortunate to have a vibrant and welcoming community such as Spearfish,” said Jim Header, president of the Spearfish Senior Center.

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