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John T. Vucurevich Foundation

The John T. Vucurevich Foundation is based in Rapid City, South Dakota, and first became active in 1989. The Foundation’s mission is based on John T. Vucurevich’s motivation to support all community members in South Dakota to lead healthy, prosperous lives.

Regions: The John T. Vucurevich Foundation mainly serves the communities of South Dakota, including both rural and non-rural counties. The Foundation focuses on western South Dakota, especially Rapid City and the Black Hills.

Issues Supported: The Foundation’s top three funding priorities are human services, health, and community and economic development. Areas of interest include education, child welfare, mental health care, and residential care.

Grant Process and Application: There are four application cycles per year, and deadlines are usually in March, June, September, and December. Find out more information about the grant application process by visiting the Foundation’s website.

Grant-Making Per Year: In 2020, the Foundation provided grants in the amount of $7.6 million.

Recovery and Supportive Housing Grantee Example: New Dawn Enterprises is based in Vale, South Dakota, and serves rural Butte County. The organization provides substance abuse recovery services. In addition to treatment services, New Dawn Enterprises also offers transitional and halfway housing.

South Dakota Opioid Settlement Funds

Total Settlement Funds in South Dakota

  • $50 million

Fund Distribution

  • 70% to the state through the Opioid Abatement and Remediation Fund
  • 30% to local governments


  • Funds from three distributors will be paid over 18 years
  • Funds from Johnson & Johnson will be paid over 9 years

Application Process

  • Not established

Spending So Far

  • NA

Key Contacts

  • South Dakota Office of the Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg, 605-773-3215
  • Office of the Attorney General Chief of Staff Tim Bormann, 605-773-3215

Key Links

How About Your County?

To get a quick overview of the resources available in your county, including gaps that may need to be addressed, visit the Recovery Ecosystem Index Map developed through a partnership between the Fletcher Group Rural Center Of Excellence, the NORC Walsh Center at the University of Chicago, and East Tennessee State University.

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