The Walmart Foundation’s South Dakota State Giving Program has awarded grants to seven nonprofits throughout the state, including St. Joseph’s Indian School.

We are grateful to have received $42,500 to expand our healthy lifestyle and food preparation programs for the Lakota (Sioux) children!

Lakota boys enjoying breakfast in their home at St. Joseph's

“We’re very grateful for the opportunity to work with the Walmart Foundation for the benefit of the Lakota children and families we serve,” said Mike, St. Joseph’s President. “The long-term effects of living a healthy lifestyle are priceless, and we appreciate the Walmart Foundation’s dedication to helping us provide this important education that will benefit our students now, and long into the future.”

“We’re proud to partner with nonprofit organizations throughout South Dakota as we believe they are crucial building blocks for strong communities,” said Sharon, Walmart Regional General Manager in South Dakota. “Empowering residents and combating hunger are essential for a community’s health, and we eagerly await the impact St. Joseph’s program will have on the Lakota children and families in South Dakota.”

The Walmart Foundation supports organizations that create opportunities so people can live better by awarding grants that have a long-lasting, positive impact on communities across the United States. Twice a year, the Walmart Foundation’s South Dakota State Giving Program looks for organizations that address the needs of the communities they serve and make a significant social impact.


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