Parkston Area Foundation



The Parkston Area Foundation (PAF) is a tax-exempt organization developed in 2004. Our mission is to promote philanthropy and support a wide range of social, economic, and charitable needs in the greater Parkston area.

The purpose of the PAF Board is to raise funds to create a community savings account which will grow and benefit the communities of Dimock, Milltown, Hillside, and Parkston. The long-term goal of the PAF is to raise $1,000,000. This will generate a minimum of $50,000 per year, which will be distributed toward various projects within our communities. The funds are deposited with the South Dakota Community Foundation which invests the dollars and annually returns earned interest to the PAF for grant distributions. The PAF has been awarding grants since 2007.

The Parkston Area Foundation Recognition Park is located at the intersection of Main and First Street in Parkston. It is a lasting remembrance and recognition of our community heritage, as well as a symbol of appreciation for a community committed to succeeding.

For more information regarding the PAF, please visit our website at