EIN 46-6018891

University of South Dakota Foundation (USDF)

IRS 501(c) type
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University of South Dakota Foundation's mission is to provide private resources for the University of South Dakota to increase the excellence of its students' educational experience.
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Program areas at USDF

Provide scholarship funds to increase the academic excellence of the student body and the quality of their educational experience. Scholarships are awarded for both recruiting and retention purposes. For the 2019-2020 academic year, $9.8 million in scholarships were awarded. For the 2020-2021 academic year, $9.5 million in scholarships were awarded. This level of funding represents an increase of 23% over the last 5 years.
Provide funds to support academic faculty through salary augmentation, research and professional development, support of student travel and research, and support of usd museums and various auxiliary programs. In 2020, $3.2 million was provided to support these needs.
Provide funds to construct new campus facilities and restore, repair and maintain existing facilities. The Foundation has been instrumental in a major renovation and reconstruction plan for facilities at usd. Since 1996, $97 million has been provided for facilities that haveenhanced the students' educational experience and opportunities.

Grants made by USDF

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Vermillion Chamber and DevelopmentProgram Support$165,695
South Dakota Hall of FameProgram Support$20,000

Who funds University of South Dakota Foundation (USDF)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Sanford Tax GroupOrtho Sports Med Contracts$1,509,022
Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation (SFACF)General Support, Capital Projects, Scholarships$259,770
Edgar W Freeman Charitable TrustFunding Support$257,794
...and 25 more grants received totalling $2,916,177

Personnel at USDF

Steve BrownPresident and Chief Executive Officer$289,955
Christine TjelmelandChief Financial Officer$205,008
Cheryl TiahrtChief Information Officer
Laura McNaughtonChief of Staff
Nick KotzeaSecretary and Treas; Chief Government Officer$162,325
...and 20 more key personnel

Financials for USDF

RevenuesFYE 12/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$27,405,142
Program services$729,552
Investment income and dividends$4,240,140
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$13,792
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$16,947,533
Net income from fundraising events$156,604
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$98,485
Total revenues$49,591,248

Form 990s for USDF

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-122021-10-18990View PDF
2019-122021-02-19990View PDF
2018-122020-01-21990View PDF
2017-122018-12-22990View PDF
2016-122017-11-28990View PDF
...and 12 more Form 990s
Data update history
August 15, 2022
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
August 3, 2022
Used new vendors
Identified 2 new vendors, including , and
August 1, 2022
Received grants
Identified 4 new grant, including a grant for $257,794 from Edgar W Freeman Charitable Trust
April 20, 2022
Updated personnel
Identified 16 new personnel
October 3, 2021
Received grants
Identified 16 new grant, including a grant for $1,509,022 from Sanford Tax Group
Nonprofit Types
School foundationsGrantmaking organizationsCharities
Funds one specific organizationProvides grantsConducts researchFundraising eventsOperates internationallyState / local levelReceives government fundingEndowed supportCommunity engagement / volunteeringGala fundraisersAuction fundraisersFundraising races, competitions, and tournamentsTax deductible donations
General information
1110 N Dakota
Vermillion, SD 57069
Clay County, SD
Website URL
(605) 677-6703
IRS details
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Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
B11: Education Single Organization Support
NAICS code, primary
813211: Grantmaking Foundations
Parent/child status
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