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Community Appeals

Community Appeals Scheduled Fund Drives

Forward Sioux Falls
2/1/2021 to 6/30/2021 (public campaign)
Amount TBD

Sioux Falls Skatepark Association
11/1/2021 to 3/31/2022
$1.35 million

McCrossan Boys Ranch
11/1/2022 to 3/31/2023
$1.25 million
Campaign moved from original timeline
(April 1 - July 31, 2020)

The Furniture Mission of South Dakota
4/1/2022 to 7/31/2022
$1.25 million

Active Generations
4/1/2023 to 7/31/2023
$1.45 million
Campaign moved from original timeline
(April 1 - July 31, 2021)

Next scheduling period: 11/1/2023 to 3/31/2024
United Way Blackout Months - August, September & October

Community Appeals

The purpose of the Community Appeals Committee is to qualify and provide orderly scheduling of capital fund drives to the business community.

By vetting capital fund drives, the objective of Community Appeals is to affirm the project is a sound community investment and worthy of donor consideration.

It is the intent of the Chamber to encourage every business to carefully consider such requests. However, we also acknowledge that many businesses have limited resources for capital fund drives, both in an ability to properly evaluate them and a sufficient budget to contribute. Our Community Appeals process is intended to provide our members with assurance that a Community Appeals campaign Is worthy of investment.

Application Procedure

All requests for capital fund drives must be made by submitting an application through the Chamber website and supported by such documents as may be requested by the Community Appeals Committee. Applications will be considered in the following two areas: Social and Educational – for review by the entire committee.

Requests for a capital fund drive need to be scheduled. Applications will be accepted by the Committee until Aug. 1 of any one year and the suggested solicitation amount and time slot for approved drives will be determined and scheduled by the committee no later than February of the following year.

  • Effective July 20, 2020, the Community Appeals application process has been suspended for one year. Online applications will resume beginning May 1, 2021 and run through Aug. 1, 2021. The scheduling period for these applications will be for the Nov. 1, 2023 through March 31, 2024 campaign timeframe. If you have begun the application process, your information will be saved, allowing you to complete your application from the point where you left off. If you have questions, please contact Mike Lynch at 605-373-2008. Thank you.

  • Click here to learn more about Community Appeals.

  • To download a copy of the Community Appeals Policy Manual, click here.
  • To download a Capital Campaign Report Form, click here.
  • To download the Community Appeals Campaign Feedback Form, click here.

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