“You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.”  

― John Bunyan


We are grateful for all of our supporters and partners ...

1% of our funding comes from United Way of the Black Hills. RAI is proud to be a United Way Agency.

  • Rapid City Area Schools

  • Working Against Violence, Inc. (WAVI)

  • Indian Health Service

  • Crow Creek Sioux Tribe

  • Behavior Management Systems

  • Cornerstone Rescue Mission

  • South Dakota Department of Social Services/Child Protection Services

  • Native Women’s Health Center

  • Salvation Army

  • Western South Dakota Action Agency

  • Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board

  • McKinney-Vento Homeless Education

  • South Dakota WIC Program

  • Career Learning Center

  • Birth to Three Connections – Part C

  • City of Rapid City


  • Badlands Head Start: Prenatal to Five

  • Rapid City Public Library

  • United Sioux Tribes

  • Pennington County Housing

  • Lakota Homes

  • Mommy’s Closet

  • Feeding South Dakota (Food Bank)

  • Early Childhood Connections

  • Rapid City Journal

  • Hopa Mountain

  • South Dakota State University

  • Donna Chimera, WolfStar Productions

  • Native Sun News

  • Jim Scull

  • Linn Productions

  • Dietel Partners

  • Administration for Native Americans (under HHS)

  • Anonymous

  • Beverly M./Lloyd W. Paulson Charitable Gift Fund

  • Black Hills Area Community Foundation 

  • Black Hills Community Bank

  • Black Hills Corp Foundation/Black Hills Energy

  • Black Hills Forum & Press Club

  • Brent & Kim Phillips

  • Bush Foundation 

  • Casey Peterson & Associates

  • City of Rapid City

  • Cosmopolitan Club

  • Dakota Indian Foundation 

  • Dave and Deanna Emery

  • Dean Kurtz Construction

  • Deborah Gangloff/Mark Kenefick

  • Democracy in Action

  • First Interstate BancSystem Foundation

  • Fred A. Lockwood

  • GoFundMe

  • Great Western Tire

  • Gustafson Builders

  • Gwendolyn Stearns Foundation

  • Hani Shafai

  • Hopa Mountain

  • Jim A. Robinson Revocable Trust

  • John T. Vucurevich Foundation 

  • Karen Hovey

  • Laughing Teabowl Sangha

  • Lily Mendoza and Native Ride Cycling Club

  • Marie Quinn

  • MDU

  • Nike

  • Notah Begay III

  • Office of Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (under HHS)

  • Office of Head Start (under the Office of the Administration for Children and Families)

  • OP & WE Edwards Foundation

  • Paula and Bruce Long Fox

  • Pete and JoVayne Cappa

  • Pine Ridge Area Chamber of Commerce

  • Rapid City Chamber of Commerce

  • Rapid City Convention and Visitors Bureau

  • Regional Health

  • Richard and Nancy Gowen

  • Richard Huffman

  • Robert Robertson

  • Scheels

  • Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community

  • South Dakota Arts Council

  • South Dakota Community Foundation

  • Susan Vasi

  • Suzi Cappa Art Center

  • The Honorable and Mrs. Jeffrey Viken

  • Thunder Valley CDC

  • United Way of the Black Hills

  • US Bank

  • US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

  • William E. Sylvester Jr. 

2112 South Valley Dr. 

Rapid City, SD 57703

​Telephone: 605.341.3339

Fax: 605.341.2314  



Your Contribution Matters!
We are changing lives and building new futures for the most vulnerable Lakota youth and their families. Our work is made possible through the generosity of caring individuals, businesses and foundations like yours. We are a 501 ( c ) 3 non-profit organization and your donation is tax deductable as allowed by law.
Pilamaya (Thank you)!  







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Rural America Initiatives
2112 South Valley Drive
Rapid City, SD 57703
Pilamaya (Thank you)!