Our support for community challenges

COVID-19 Racial Injustice


When we asked leaders what they need to more effectively lead change, their number one answer was more opportunities to connect with one another. We fund some of the events below through our Event Sponsorship grant, because they do just that.

Carve some time out of your week to attend something in your area!

Build and strengthen your connections with leaders across various networks in our region. Get inspired to think bigger and think differently about what's possible in your community. And equip yourself with new skills, tools and knowledge to more effectively lead change. 


Postponed until Fall 2021 due to COVID-19

Stay tuned for details

Every Wednesday from 9am - 10am

Aberdeen, SD | 1 Million Cups is a free, national program designed to educate, engage and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation in 2012, the program is based on the notion that meaningful connections are made over one million cups of coffee. 1 Million Cups is led by more than 500 volunteer organizers in 35+ states, one U.S. territory, and six time zones – and growing every day.

7am every month

Rapid City, SD | Morning Fill Up is a series of public gatherings to inspire and engage members of The Garage, as well as residents around western South Dakota, to put their creative energies into action for the betterment of the entire community. Since the inception of Morning Fill Up, creators of the morning talk have sought to bring guests who can speak to timely, important issues that impact residents of the region — and people across the country.