Community Partners

We are proud to support these numerous programs and efforts through our many different grant opportunities. 

  • 2-1-1 Helpline Center
  • Action for the Betterment of the Community
  • American Red Cross-Central & Western SD Chapter
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Black Hills Area Habitat for Humanity
  • Boy Scouts of America, BH Area Council
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of the Black Hills
  • CASA 7th Circuit
  • CASA of the Northern Hills
  • Catholic Social Services
  • Community Health Center of the Black Hills
  • Compass Point
  • Consumer Credit Counseling Service of the BH
  • Crisis Intervention Shelter Service
  • Custer County Senior Citizens Club
  • Dakota Plains Legal Services
  • Early Childhood Connections
  • Ellsworth AFB Airman & Family Readiness Center
  • Feeding South Dakota
  • Girl Scouts - Dakota Horizons
  • Kids Club Kids
  • Lifeways, Inc.
  • Literacy Council of the Black Hills
  • Lutheran Social Services of South Dakota
  • Meals on Wheels - Western SD
  • Minneluzahan Senior Citizens Center
  • NeighborWorks Dakota Home Resources
  • Prairie Hills Transit
  • Rapid City Club for Boys
  • Rural America Initiatives
  • Senior Companion Program of South Dakota
  • Spearfish Nutrition Site
  • The Salvation Army of the Black Hills
  • Victims of Violence Intervention Prg
  • Wellfully
  • Women Escaping a Violent Environment (WEAVE)
  • Working Against Violence Inc
  • YMCA of Rapid City
  • Youth and Family Services, Inc.
We developed a UNITED We Stand COVID-19 Relief Fund to provide financial assistance to any nonprofit organization in the Black Hills that has provided necessary resources and supplies to our community.
This fund is a prime example of the work we do here at UWBH, everyday; working to solve immediate needs, while collaboratively working with our communities’ organizations to analyze the long-term impact and anticipated future needs.
  • 2-1-1 Helpline Center
  • Abbott House
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Black Hills Special Services Cooperative
  • Black Hills Works
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of the Black Hills
  • Catholic Social Services
  • Crisis Intervention Shelter Service
  • Custer School District
  • Dakota Plains Legal Services
  • Dress For Success Black Hills
  • Feeding South Dakota
  • Fork Real Cafe Inc
  • Front Porch Coalition
  • Great Plains Tribal Leaders Health Board
  • Hot Springs Public Library
  • Literacy Council of the Black Hills
  • makeSpace Spearfish Partnership for Arts Cycling and Equity Inc
  • Meals on Wheels - Western SD
  • Minneluzahan Senior Citizens Center
  • NeighborWorks Dakota Home Resources
  • New Dawn Enterprises
  • Northern Hills Alliance for Children
  • Operation Homefront Inc. 
  • Rapid City Club for Boys
  • Rural America Initiatives
  • Spearfish Nutrition Site
  • Spearfish United Methodist Church
  • The Salvation Army of the Black Hills
  • Victims of Violence Intervention Prg
  • Volunteers of America Inc
  • Wellfully
  • Western Dakota Vocational Technical
  • Working Against Violence Inc
  • YMCA of Rapid City
  • Youth and Family Services, Inc.

COVID-19 Mental Health Grant

Additionally, United Way of the Black Hills (UWBH) offered a special grant opportunity for mental health nonprofit organizations within the United We STAND COVID-19 Relief Fund. This grant opportunity is intended to aid organizations providing mental health services by purchasing needed supplies (such as PPE or cleaning supplies), additional staffing, technology to promote telehealth counseling, etc., to those who have been impacted by COVID-19.
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • Catholic Social Services
  • Great Plains Tribal Health Board
  • Meade County Senior Center
  • Wellfully
  • Youth and Family Services Counseling Center

Black Hills Reads Grants

Black Hills Reads Distributed Education Pack Grants to assist reading programs with summer learning opportunities

  • Early Childhood Connections
  • Piedmont Library
  • Grace Balloch Library
  • Rapid City Library

Black Hills Reads distributed grants to capture innovative solutions to learning loss due to COVID-19. Qualifying entities must be working with youth, ages 0-8 years.

  • Custer County Library
  • Early Childhood Connections
  • Girl Scouts Dakota Horizons
  • Grace Balloch Library (Spearfish)
  • Hill City School District
  • Meade County School District 
  • Northern Hills Alliance for Children
  • Piedmont Library
  • Youth and Family Services

The Emergency Food & Shelter Program (FEMA) is a federal government program that is another avenue non-profits can navigate to get additional funding for served meals, other foods, and shelter nights if they are within the required guidelines for the funding. United Way is the Local Recipient Organization that has taken the helm to distribute the funds to those who apply and it has been a helpful, successful and beneficial program to our community.

 

PHASE 37 EFSP Funding

  • Black Hills Works
  • Church Response
  • Cornerstone Rescue Mission
  • Western SD Senior Servies
  • RC Club for Boys
  • Working Against Violence, Inc
  • Youth & Family Services

CARES ACT Funding

  • Black Hills Works
  • Church Response
  • Western SD Senior Services
  • RC Club for Boys
  • Working Against Violence, Inc.
  • YMCA of Rapid City
  • Youth & Family Services