The Northeast South Dakota Community Action Program (NESDCAP) and Northeast South Dakota Economic Corporation (NESDEC) help promote community excellence and stimulate economic growth through loans, technical assistance and partnerships. It is also the home for GROW South Dakota, which promotes and fosters economic development in distressed communities and underserved markers in South Dakota.
The South Dakota Cooperative Extension Service (CES) provides practical learning resources to address complex problems of youth and families, communities, agriculture, business and industry. CES is part of a nationwide educational network through South Dakota State University and the United States Department of Agriculture. Trained professional staff (Extension educators and specialists), along with trained volunteers, teach the state’s diverse population to make informed choices and decisions affecting their lives, communities, farm/ranch operations, environment and businesses.
The Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation is a publicly supported foundation serving Minnehaha, Lincoln, Turner, and McCook counties in South Dakota. It annually awards grants of between $5 and $6 million and manages $68 million of long-term charitable assets.
The John T. Vucurevich Foundation is a private foundation that seeks to facilitate solutions by providing grants for the arts, education and health and human services in South Dakota with a preference for western South Dakota and the Black Hills area.