Sioux Empire Home Builders Care Foundation
The Sioux Empire Home Builders Care Foundation was established in 2007 as a 501 (c) 3 charitable, non-profit organization. The Care Foundation's activities include funding housing related community service projects, providing scholarships for students going into the building trades and financially supporting other industry related educational programs such as the Workforce Development Grant program. See a list of programs below which make use of the funds.
The Foundation is funded by direct donations in addition to various public fundraisers such any Feature Homes on the Parade of Homes™.
A number of scholarships are awarded annually to graduating high school seniors through the support of the Care Foundation. Scholarships are awarded to high school graduates who reside in Lincoln, Minnehaha, McCook or Turner counties and have applied for acceptance into a secondary school curriculum within the home building industry or related fields.
Each year, the Care Foundation is proud to offer a grant opportunity to high schools within Minnehaha, Lincoln, McCook and Turner counties. This grant allows the schools to purchase a tool or equipment that will improve the safety or further the knowledge of the students in the building trades classes.
Get involved - Volunteer today!
HBASE is actively working to increase programming opportunities for those interested in entering the home building industry as a career and to better connect various resources with students. Throughout the year, volunteers in the industry are needed to help further our efforts.
Builders - This is a great opportunity to meet the future workforce first hand and show them what job opportunities are available to them in the building industry.
Programs seeking volunteers:
- Construction Club (Harrisburg Middle School)
- Summer Construction Camp (CTE)
- Career Fair Presenters
The Sioux Empire Home Builders Care Foundation Workforce Development Grant program serves to provide funding for projects that address a demonstrated need in the building industry, encourage
and attract competent people to a career in the construction trades, make an effective use of volunteers and/or matching funds, and create a positive impact on builder workforce issues in the Sioux Empire.
Apply for the Grant today...
Summer Construction Camp
Started in 2016, this Summer Constructon Camp is held by the Sioux Falls Career and Technical Education (CTE) Academy and our association. The camp was created for 7th and 8th graders that are showing an interest in carpentry, construction and woodworking. The camp includes four half days of hands-on activites. Students learn about basic safety, hand tool operation, basic skills in the carpentry trade and have an opportunity to assist in various building projects. Now taking applications for the June 2019 camps! Download registration form.
CTE Academy Classroom Sponsor
Through the Sioux Falls public school district, the CTE Academy allows students to create promising futures in technical careers through relevant, hands-on learning opportunities. The Care Foundation supports the CTE Academy as a classroom sponsor of the carpentry and cabinetry programs.
SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry representatives working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. The Care Foundation provides funds for students to participate in SkillsUSA building competitions. SkillsUSA helps each student excel by discovering their career passion and appreciating their own self-worth.
Community service projects supported by the Care Foundation include:
- Repair Affair Day
- Ronald McDonald House
- The Banquet
Dueilng Duo Fundraiser
In 2018, the public and members, joined the Care Foundation to enjoy the entertainment group, Dueling Duo as we raised around $8,000 for the Foundation!
Feature Homes on Parade of Homes
During the Spring and Fall Parade of Homes, feature home admission is $5/person with proceeds benefiting the Sioux Empire Home Builders Care Foundation.
Charity Home Fundraiser
The Care Foundation accepted donations of cash, labor and materials to construct this 3,300 sq. ft. home in southern Sioux Falls. Proceeds from the sale of this home benefited the Care Foundation by giving it the ability to fund scholarships, Tools for Schools and Repair Affair. All of these programs and others improve the lives of those less fortunate while also shedding a positive light on the kind-hearted professionals in the Sioux Empire’s home building industry.