Application period opens for Community Appeals

Beginning May 1, non-profit educational and social organizations may apply for the Greater Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce Community Appeals scheduling consideration for the campaign cycle beginning November 2025. The deadline to apply is Aug. 1, 2023.

Applicants will present to the committee early this fall, and the selection of the campaigns to be scheduled will be made by calendar year-end.

The Community Appeals vetting process is highly regarded to facilitate the capital campaign process for both the organizations soliciting, as well as for the businesses contributing to these causes.

The Community Appeals Committee prioritizes organizations that show an unmet need that exists within the Sioux Falls community and provide evidence that the solicitation plans have taken the private, public and business sectors of the community into consideration when targeting available dollars for the capital campaign drive. Additionally, it is important that solid justification is provided on how the organization’s mission fulfills both a community quality of life and economic impact component.

The Chamber assists scheduled organizations to market their campaign, encourages members to contribute and provides a membership list to facilitate solicitations.