March 29, 2023

The Catholic Community Foundation for Eastern South Dakota, in partnership with the Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls, has established the COVID-19 Relief Fund which provides financial resources to people in eastern South Dakota who are impacted by the coronavirus.

So far, the effort has helped 92 families (including 184 children) in 13 different parishes in seven communities. Over $40,000 has been distributed.

Funds raised are used to provide financial assistance to individuals who have been impacted by the physical, spiritual, and/or economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Needs are identified in one of the 120 Catholic parishes in eastern South Dakota. All needs are verified by local pastors.

If you or someone you know is in need of assistance, contact your local parish or the Catholic Community Foundation for Eastern South Dakota at 605-988-3788 or

To help others by donating to the fund, visit