The Mission of the South Dakota Services for the Deaf Foundation is to support and provide additional funding resources for children, birth to 21, who are deaf or hard of hearing and eligible for services from South Dakota Services for the Deaf (SDSD). The Foundation provides needed funds that supplement state funding for family activities, student social groups, deaf and hard of hearing community activities, and scholarship opportunities for students to attend college, pursue vocational training, or to assist in programming for the transition from school to the work place.