In 2008 the Greater Clark Area Community Foundation had a local couple challenge us to raise $100,000 and we would receive $25,000, which was accomplished. That year, the community of Clark received the Philanthropic Community of the Year Award from the Association of Professional Fund Raisers. A plaque is prominently displayed in the Ullyot Building.
Board Members Include:
Joyce Helkenn, Greg Furness, Diane Varlick, David Warkenthien, Chad Fjelland, Susan Fjelland, Nicole Nelson, Tom LaBrie, Gayle Wookey, and two Clark High School Students Sarah Weisbrod, and Chad Kolden.
As of 2020, the Greater Clark Area Community Foundation has given grants to local organization, and individuals in the amount in over $200,000. Some include: Clark Rotary, Clark Lions, Clark Golf Club, 4-H Leaders, Willow Lake Daycare, Boy Scouts, ICAP, Amazing Grace Daycare, CAT group, Clark fireman, Raymond Firehall, Raymond Playground, Several Scholarships, Special Olympics, Snow queen contest, Clark Softball park, Willowlake Wellness Center, Clark Cemetery, Clark Historical Organization and many more.
The South Dakota Community Foundation in 2020 established the Coronavirus Response Fund, to directly support the needs of communities and nonprofit affected by COVID-19. Our local foundation received $13,000 from the SD Community Foundation as a matching grant. This money was given to the local ICAP, Amazing Grace Daycare, CAT group, Clark Fire department and over $7,000 given back to local residents in the form of Clark Bucks and Beef Bucks.
If you would like to receive a grant from the Greater Clark Area Community Foundation please fill out a application.