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We invest Community Impact Fund dollars into local nonprofit organizations that strive

to improve the education, health, and financial stability of the greater Yankton community. 


United Way of Greater Yankton welcomes partnerships with local health and human service agencies that meet certain organizational standards and address critical community needs in the community. 

Our investment procedures, funding priorities, and community impact goals reflect current needs and the importance of investing into measurable programming that drive both short term and long term community success.


United Way Community Impact Goals focus on education, financial stability, and health and annually support over 60 local programs to improve outcomes toward these goals.

Below are local 501c3 organizations that are receiving United Way of Greater Yankton Community Impact Funding and are making a positive impact to their clients and our community. For a full list of all programs funded by United Way of Greater Yankton, please see our Annual Community Impact Report.

Recent Venture Grant Recipients


Cornerstone Career Learning Center - Program Expansion, Classroom Equipment


Yankton School District - Mental Health, Zones of Regulation Curriculum


Lewis & Clark Behavioral Health - CORE Center, AED Training

River City Domestic Violence Center - Mental Health, Staff Training


Habitat for Humanity - Implementation of Aging in Place Program


East River Legal Services - Technology for Client Services

Lutheran Social Services - Program Expansion, Center for New Americans

Southeast CASA - New Computers

Yankton Area Mental Wellness - Mental Health, Conference Sponsor


Lewis & Clark Behavioral Health - Mental Health, Play Therapy Room,  Updates & Materials

River City Domestic Violence Center - Safety Services, Metal Detector Purchase

Yankton Youth Soccer Association - Yankton Futbol Club, Connecting Kids Youth Scholarships

Community Impact Grant Recipients - 2024


Boys & Girls Club of Yankton 


Cornerstone Career Learning Center


East River Legal Services


Habitat for Humanity - Yankton & Clay County


Lutheran Social Services - Center for Financial Resources

Lewis & Clark Behavioral Health - Yankton Drug Court

Pathways Shelter for the Homeless 

River City Domestic Violence Center

River City Family Connections


Servant Hearts Clinic 

Southeast CASA 

The Center

The Center - Senior Nutrition


Yankton Food for Thought

Yankton Transit

Connecting Kids Youth Scholarship Recipients - 2024


Sioux Council Boy Scouts

Girl Scouts Dakota Horizons

Embe - Girls on the Run 


Yankton Area Ice Association

Yankton Baseball Association

Yankton Youth Soccer Association

Art Education Grant Recipients - 2024


Yankton County Historical Society


Yankton Area Arts

United Way Programs & Initiatives - 2024


Big Friend Little Friend, In-School Mentoring Program

The Clothing Closet

Southeast South Dakota Retired & Senior Volunteer Program

Stuff the Bus, School Supply Store

Toys for Kids - Adopt a Family

Home for the Holidays, Bed Program - Slumberland Yankton

Yankton County - Dolly Parton Imagination Library

The Big Red Bookshelf

Delta Dental Mobile Program

SPARK, Connections for Community


United Way Born Learning Trail - Westside Park

Character Playbook


Greater Yankton COAD (Community Organizations Active in Disaster)

SingleCare - Prescription Discounts

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