The Friends of Cheyenne River Youth Project is a non-profit organization created specifically to encourage long-term and planned income for the Cheyenne River Youth Project. We strongly believe that general fundraising and donations can provide much needed support for the project, but an endowment fund, where the capital is protected and the profits can be dispersed regularly, is the only way to create true financial security for the project.

The Friends organization consists of a board of directors, who retain no fee or income for fulfilling their role. They are involved in planning and implementing fundraising in a way which protects the Cheyenne River Youth Project’s general income and, as the dividends grow, whose role will be to ensure that the income is dispersed within CRYP in a way which supports the long-term future of the project, and the wishes of the donors. CRYP’s Endowment Fund is managed by the South Dakota Community Foundation: (1-800-888-1842)

For more information please contact Julie Garreau, Executive Director by calling 605-964-8200 or by email: