All CRYP Fund-Drive Contributions Will Double This Year, Through $75,000 Matching Grant
EAGLE BUTTE, SD (February 27, 2012) — Last fall, the Cheyenne River Youth Project® kicked off a special fund drive called “Keep The Lights On.” After two years of declining contributions due to the Great Recession, CRYP launched the drive to raise funds for routine daily expenses that grants typically do not cover — including electricity, heat and water.
Now, that fund drive is about to enter a dramatic second phase, thanks to the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux (Dakota) Community in Minnesota. The Shakopee community has provided a $25,000 grant to support CRYP operations; in addition, it has pledged an additional $75,000 through a matching grant. It will match all contributions from charitable sources, foundations, other tribes and individuals up to that amount.