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The Greater Lyman Foundation (GLF) is a permanent, locally governed, publicly accountable community endowment established to enrich and promote the future of the greater Lyman area. Members of the Lyman LeadershipPlenty Class of 2005 established the Foundation in 2006. As a community foundation, the GLF is a collection of funds from organizations, families, individuals, and businesses that seek to improve the quality of life in the Lyman area through economic and community development.

Please join us by supporting our efforts to make a measurable difference in the lives of others.

how it works

Funds are deposited with the South Dakota Community Foundation, which will invest and administer the fund. A volunteer board of directors from the Lyman area oversees the management of the Foundation. As the fund grows only a portion of the income will be distributed each year through a grant process overseen by the Board of Directors. Funds will be awarded in ways that will enrich and promote the Lyman area.


donate today

Anyone can contribute any amount to the Greater Lyman Foundation through one-time contributions, yearly pledges, estate planning, or memorials to the unrestricted endowment fund. Income generated from unrestricted funds will be used to enrich the quality of life and promote the future of the Lyman area primarily through economic development.


2024 Recipients


Apply for a Grant
Applications Due by March 1, 2025,

Each year grants are distributed to recipients so they can spark the change they want to see in their community.

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meet our board 

We invite you to find out more about the Foundation and how you might give through it to accomplish your philanthropic mission. Feel free to contact any member of the Board of Directors.

Chairman // Herb C. Sundall, Kennebec
Vice-Chair // Judge Jessop, Presho
2nd Vice-Chair // Jim Fulwider, Iona
Secretary //  Crystal Brakke, Presho
Treasurer // Janet Schindler, Reliance 
Layne Larson, Vivian
Donnie McManus, Reliance
Bruce Eymer, Lyman
Lyman High School Representatives

say hello & learn more

PO Box 187, Kennebec, SD 57544

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