Julie Garreau, CRYP’s executive director, accepts check from Ginger Niemann, SDCF program officer,
Published April 18, 2018
PIERRE –The South Dakota Community Foundation (SDCF) presented a $10,000 South Dakota Fund grant to
Cheyenne River Youth Project.
“Our relationship with the South Dakota Community Foundation goes back many years, and it’s always been one
of mutual respect and friendship,” said Julie Garreau, CRYP’s executive director. “They’ve supported us in every
aspect of what we do, from building and maintaining our facilities to developing and enhancing our youth
programming. We’re deeply grateful for this new investment, which will support our food sovereignty initiatives
here on the Cheyenne River reservation.”
Funds will be used to assist with the purchase of the Keya Café Food Truck which will enable the Cheyenne River
Youth Project to take their restaurant on the road, closer to the population of Eagle Butte and to other
communities across their reservation. The truck will also help with transporting their produce grown in their
two-acre pesticide free garden making it readily available for purchase.
“The South Dakota Community Foundation is proud to partner with the Cheyenne River Youth Project and
support this entrepreneurial effort,” says Ginger Niemann, SDCF program officer. “Not only are they boosting
their budget but they are also making healthy produce and meals readily available for a good portion of their
The South Dakota Fund is an unrestricted fund that makes grants in support of culture, economic development,
education, health and human services. The SDCF awards grants throughout the year to nonprofits that meet
vital and diverse needs across the state.
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