Build a thriving rural.

We believe the future of rural exists here, right now, and that it’s up to all of us to shape it, together.

We’ve spent the last 25+ years working with passionate rural people in their communities. And there is still much work to be done. With your support, we can continue to work to provide development and financial services to support people like yourself. Your donation will allow us to expand our programs and to do even more for those who see the potential in their community.

By supporting our annual giving campaign, you can make a meaningful impact on the lives of individuals and families in rural communities. Together, we can create a brighter future for everyone.

Join us in supporting a thriving rural! Choose a flexible way to help us empower rural communities:

  • Click the Donate Now button to support us as we build financial and leadership capacity in rural communities.

  • Contact us to discuss how your gifts of cash, property, and other assets can support thriving rural communities for future generations.

  • Click here to learn about investing in our Community Development Loan Program.

  • Want to learn more about what we’re up to at Dakota Resources? Read about our organization, our reach and impact, and our work.

Thank you for your generosity and support.

I choose to support Dakota Resources’ mission because the organization supports rural places. During my tenure at Avera Health, Dakota Resources was working to build current and future leadership capacity in over 30 Avera communities, and they continue to do that good work today.

John T. Porter, President & CEO of Avera Health, retired

The Dakota Resources organization has been an outstanding asset to our De Smet community. Their team assisted with realizing our need for housing and followed up with helping organize and facilitate community meetings to determine priorities and motivate community members to be involved. They connected us with numerous resources to help us with funding and the construction of facilities to achieve our housing goals. I recommend to every community to bring Dakota Resources to your town to assist you to bring your volunteers and leaders together to work to vision and achieve your area needs.

Rita Anderson, Director of De Smet Development Corporation, retired

The community coaches we have worked with have helped our economic development group become more organized, more structured and more focused which in turn has helped us achieve our goals of taking a more proactive approach toward shaping the future of our community.

Roger Dieter, Faulkton Area Economic Development Corporation

Dacotah Bank has locations in several small communities throughout the area served by Dakota Resources. These communities depend on an aggregation of support from a variety of sources and the concentrated efforts of friends and neighbors vested in a shared future. Dakota Resources can access and tailor financing to the unique needs of small communities and specializes in the leadership development and engagement necessary for success.

Robert J. Fouberg, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Dacotah Bank

One of the Dakota Resources programs truly changed the trajectory of my business — helping me transition from a business partnership to a 100% owner, and tripling my revenue since then. The coaches and cohort members have become lifelong friends — and I know I could call on any of them for help if needed. Dakota Resources allowed me to laser-focus on the strengths of my small business and I can honestly say that this organization was the number one reason my business has thrived.

Renee Bauman, Hitch Studio

Being able to partner with Dakota Resources in their loan program has allowed us to develop workforce housing along with purchasing housing for rehabilitation. Dakota Resources does not solve your problems, they empower us to do that.

Cathy Evans, Director of Lemmon Housing Authority

When I think of Dakota Resources, I think of integrity. Their work from top to bottom is designed to make meaningful investments and community-powered change in South Dakota. They want your rural community to be a wild success not for their own chops, but because they wholeheartedly believe in a thriving rural. They’re talking the talk and walking the walk.

Kelsea Kenzy Sutton, Dakota Resources Advisory Council Member