Giving Back for June

June 29, 2018

Giving Back recognizes businesses and organizations that are helping our communities.

Education Foundation

The Education Foundation for Sioux Falls Public Schools has awarded more than $57,400 in grants to 18 teachers. The nonprofit, which is endorsed by the Sioux Falls School District, raises money to support creative and innovating teaching strategies that aren’t funded by tax dollars to enhance education for students.

Cookies, Corks & Brews

With the help of event sponsors and the community, the Girl Scouts – Dakota Horizons saw a 50 percent increase in charitable giving at its second annual Cookies, Corks & Brews event at The District. Event sponsors included Grand Prairie Foods, American Bank & Trust, The First National Bank in Sioux Falls, Citi, SilverStone Group, MetaBank, Dacotah Bank, Marco Technologies, Sanford Health, First Premier Bank/Premier Bankcard, First Bank & Trust, Vern Eide Motorcars, Lloyd Cos., Raven Industries, Poet and Blend Interactive.

Great Western Bank/HBASE

Great Western Bank was the main sponsor for the annual Repair Affair Day organized by the Home Builders Association of the Sioux Empire. Fifty members of HBASE, including 19 bank employees, made repairs on 14 homes in the Sioux Falls area June 5. The program’s goal is to make homes more accessible for the low income and elderly or permanently disabled. Those 83 volunteer hours by employees also led to a $1,245 donation from the bank to the Sioux Empire Home Builders Care Foundation.

Fareway Stores Inc.

Fareway Stores Inc., in partnership with Variety – the Children’s Charity, gave five bicycles to children in need through Lutheran Social Services of South Dakota. The bike giveaway was part of a “round up at the register” campaign.

Mary Chilton DAR Foundation

The Mary Chilton DAR Foundation has awarded almost $47,000 in grants to four nonprofit organizations in South Dakota during its midyear gifting period. Organizations have until Sept. 5 to apply for the next round of funding. For application forms, go to

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