Video: Arts Endowment Challenge Showcases Foundation, Programming

Significant Support for Community in $200K Endowment

Representatives from the South Dakota Humanities Council and Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation are excited about the pending impact of a match-funding initiative met by SDHC in December.

"The board thought that this would be a great way that we could showcase the foundation and help support the community through the support of the various arts programs in Sioux Falls and in the state," said SFACF board vice president Scott Christensen. 

Fund Will Support SDHC 'Year After Year'

As announced on our blog in December, SDHC is the first participating organization in the challenge to achieve its goal and receive a matching grant for the SFACF "Arts Endowment Challenge: A Community Foundation Initiative."

SDHC, one of three local non-profits chosen for the program via a competitive application process, met its goal of $150,000 one year early. The resulting match of $50,000 will provide $200,000 for humanities programming in the Sioux Falls area.  

"We're thrilled that we get to be a part of that, that we have a fund here that gets to support (South Dakota Humanities Council) work year after year," said SFACF president Andy Patterson. 

The Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation hosted the South Dakota Humanities Council on Friday, Dec. 15 to celebrate the event. Click below to watch our video of the check presentation, and hear from Patterson, Christensen and SDHC Executive Director Sherry DeBoer.

Learn More About the Organizations

The South Dakota Humanities Council is the only organization in South Dakota whose sole purpose is to provide humanities programming to South Dakotans. Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation unites donors, organizations, and interests around a common goal — building permanent charitable endowments that are used to strengthen local communities, for good, for ever. Part of the Community Foundation's work is to ensure the future of charitable giving in the Sioux Falls area.

To learn more about both organizations, click below.