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Frequently Asked Questions about the
Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community

Charitable Giving

Does the SMSC give any money away to charity or other Indian Tribes?

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community has a charitable giving program, which comes from a cultural and social tradition to assist those in need. Since 1992, the SMSC has donated more than $290 million to Indian Tribes, charitable organizations, schools, and Native American organizations.

Helping others is a cultural value of maximum importance to the Dakota. The SMSC is consistently among the top entities in the state to make charitable grants. The Minneapolis St Paul Business Journal ranked the SMSC the twelfth top Minnesota grantmaker in 2012. If considered a foundation or grantmaker, the SMSC would be among the top 12 in the state.

How do I apply for a donation?

Representatives of charitable organizations, schools, and Indian Tribes can submit a letter of request with all pertinent details and contact information to SMSC Donations, 2330 Sioux Trail NW, Prior Lake, Minnesota 55372.

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Does the SMSC get a tax break for charitable donations?

The SMSC does not get any tax break or credit for charitable donations. The SMSC charitable giving program is part of the Dakota cultural legacy passed down through the generations to help out those in need.

Does the SMSC provide small business loans or grants?


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