Enabling Fund

The Junior League of Sioux Falls is committed to developing great community projects. And, in addition, the Junior League of Sioux Falls also supports existing community non-profits through Enabling Funds. These one-time grants are awarded annually in the spring and do not exceed $750. Funds are designated for a special need or specific project for the non-profit. Applications will open late 2023, please check back. Please contact the Project Research and Development Committee at jlsf.prd@gmail.com with any questions.


2022-2023 Recipients:

  • Girl Scouts – Dakota Horizons  — $750 for the Career Builders Robotics Challenge to encourage and support girls in elementary and middle school to explore the fields of STEM learning.
  • Glory House  — $250 to purchase feminine hygiene products for female clients.
  • Lasagna Love  — $500 to increase promotion to find volunteer chefs, purchase ingredients and cover delivery expenses.
  • South Dakota Network Against Family Violence and Sexual Assault — $750 to support emergency services for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or trafficking.
  • Special Olympics of South Dakota — $750 to help support bringing the Unified Champion School Program to 5 elementary schools in Sioux Falls. The program promotes inclusion especially for those with disabilities.  

2020-2021 Recipients:

  • Accurate and Conscious Education Academy  — $750 for their guided literacy program which helps students become independent and strategic readers
  • Bishop Dudley Hospitality House  — $750 to take steps to create an ongoing Independent Living Skills (Home Economics) class series with the goal of decreasing the likelihood that they will become homeless again
  • EmBe — $750 to provide each participant who attends 5 of the 6 Making Cent$ classes with a $250 stipend to address her most urgent financial needs
  • Homefront Warrior Foundation — $750 for the support of military families while their soldier is deployed

2019-2020 Recipients:

  • St. Francis House  — $500 to purchase slip resistant shoes, black dress pants, readers, or other miscellaneous things to support basic needs
  • Charis Ministries/Food to You mobile food pantry  — $500 to purchase food from Feeding SD to stock the food pantry
  • Soroptimist International of Sioux Falls SD — $500 to purchase Holla Hers Personal Alarms (flashlight + alarm) for participants of Dream It, Be It workshop
  • Furniture Mission of SD — $500 to cover the costs to make 10 toddler beds

2018-2019 Recipients:

  • Accelerate Center for Intensive Early Intervention  — $500 to provide speech and occupational therapy services to children with Autism or developmental disabilities
  • Glory House  — $500 for a books, workbooks, and DVDs to provide a class on “real life parenting”
  • REACH Literacy  — $750 to provide materials for 15 adult learners in their adult literacy program
  • Simon Says Give  — $500 to provide items for “birthday in a bag” for older children
  • South Dakota Voices for Peace  — $750 to assist in providing educational materials and hiring a translator


2017-18 Recipients:

  • CASA — $750 to cover the expenses associate with new advocate training
  • EmBe — $745 to provide program materials for the Girls on the Run program
  • Interlakes Community Action Partnership — $750 to purchase cribs, toddler beds and twin beds for the Heartland House
  • Fostering Hope — $500 to assist in funding for Saturday day camps for foster children
  • Women in Science — $250 to sponsor 10 students and a teacher in upcoming science projects


2016-17 Recipients:

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sioux Empire — $500 to purchase new mommy gift bags for new mothers who are part of the Mentor Mom Program
  • Children’s Inn — $500 to assist in providing safe shelter and assistance to human trafficking victims
  • Ashley’s Kicks for Kids — $500 to purchase shoes for Sioux Falls elementary school students in need 


2015-16 Recipients:

  • The New Colossus — $750 to support their campaign geared towards educating students and school personnel about sex trafficking.
  • Mita Maska Tiki (My Sister Friend’s House)  — $750 to help furnish four independent unit apartments in their shelter facility.
  • The Family Visitation Center — $750 to purchase books parents can give to their children during termination visits, after the decision has been made that the child’s biological family is not going to be his or her “forever” family.
  • Philip’s Home — $500 to help residents pay for medications, as very few of the women served by Philip’s Home have health insurance.


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2012-2013 Recipients:

2011-12 Recipients:


2010-11 Recipients:

  • CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) $500
  • Help!Line Center $100
  • Handi Riders $500
  • Good Shepherd Center $200
  • Sioux Empire Boys Choir $200
  • Sioux Falls Lung Association $500


2009-10 Recipients:

  • Sioux Falls Family YMCA (camp) $500
  • Liberty Center $500
  • Lutheran Social Services (foster care counseling) $500
  • Sioux Falls Family YMCA (After School Program) $500