Skip to Content
Alert IconDepending on COVID-19 spread, visitation may not be allowed at Avera locations. Please check with the facility before visiting.
Use this COVID-19 resource if you have symptoms or have been exposed. View a list of clinic and facility closures.


Lee Johannsen Grant

A total of $10,000 will be awarded to projects and programs for medical equipment or medical help to the needy in Jones County. Funds are from an endowment set up by Lee Johannsen and awarded annually. Past awards have included funds for equipment for the Murdo Clinic, hot trays and railings for the Senior Center, CPR equipment, mental health services with Capital Area Counseling Service, Inc., and building remodeling at the Draper Community Center. Past award amounts vary by project from $100 to $5,000.

Lee Johannsen was a Jones County resident who established a Lasting Legacy Fund with the Oahe Foundation to benefit education and health in Jones County. Interest paid on the endowment is awarded yearly to St. Mary’s Foundation to help meet the health needs of persons in Jones County and Central South Dakota.

Lee Johannsen Grant Application

Live Better. Live Balanced. Avera.

Avera is a health ministry rooted in the Gospel. Our mission is to make a positive impact in the lives and health of persons and communities by providing quality services guided by Christian values.

© 2020 Avera Health, Sioux Falls, SD. All Rights Reserved.