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Bridge to Benefits is a multi-state project by South Dakota Voices for Children and  Children’s Defense Fund Minnesota to improve the well-being of low-income families and individuals by linking them to public benefit programs and tax credits. A core component of the project is an online screening tool designed to help families and individuals understand if they are eligible for seven public benefit programs and the Earned Income Tax Credit.

South Dakota Voices for Children is the only nonprofit, statewide organization that has as its sole purpose improving the lives of all South Dakota children through program and policy advocacy. Our vision is that the needs of all South Dakota children are met, including food, clothing, shelter, health care, nurturing, education and safety within the family and the community.

Founded in 1993, South Dakota Voices for Children develops programs and influences policies to benefit children.

South Dakota Voices for Children conducts research focused on specific problems facing children and youth, develops solutions and then mobilizes the community to support and implement these solutions.

Children, in matters of public policy, are virtually powerless and unable to achieve solutions. Voices for Children is vigilant in addressing children's needs and critical issues that affect their welfare.

The core mission of South Dakota Voices for Children is funded by corporate, nonprofit, foundation and individual gifts. These donors become the "voices" for South Dakota children.

To learn more about South Dakota Voices for Children, visit

The mission of the Children's Defense Fund (CDF) is to Leave No Child Behind and to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start, and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities.

 To learn more about the Children’s Defense Fund Minnesota, visit To learn more about the national Children’s Defense Fund, visit