Young Readers Initiative Matching NEH Grant

Half of Fundraising Goal Met

SDHC received a $100,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for the Young Readers Initiative. This grant provides a $100,000 1-to-1 ratio federal match if SDHC receives $100,000 from non-federal sources.

During the first phase, SDHC was tasked with raising $50,000 by May 1, 2017. We are pleased to announce that we have reached this goal thanks to the generous support of our donors. Now, we must raise the second $50,000 by May 1, 2018. 

The $200,000 fund will then provide three years of support for the Young Readers Initiative.

With this matching grant, we plan to continue our robust Young Readers Initiative and expand our reach to young readers on all nine South Dakota American Indian reservations, select a tribal writer for the 2019 Young Readers One Book and assist Spanish-speaking English Language Learners through translated educational resources.

Please consider donating to help us reach our second fundraising goal by clicking below.


Click Here for a Printable Donation Form