Thunder Valley CDC

Thunder Valley CDC

Contact person/e-mail: Star Means,
Mailing address: PO Box 290
Porcupine, SD 57772
Physical address: 290 Empowerment Dr.
Porcupine, SD 57772
Telephone: (605) 455-2700


Training & Counseling Services Offered

  • Financial education classes
  • Homebuyer education classes
  • Pre-purchase counseling
  • Post-purchase counseling

Housing Services & Assistance Offered

  • Loan packaging

Brief Organizational Description

Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation is an Oglala-led, Native American 501(c)3 nonprofit public charitable organization based on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Thunder Valley’s history and values stem from the Sun Dance and a renewed sense of responsibility toward family and community. Our mission is, “Empowering Lakota youth & families to improve the health, culture and environment of our communities, through the healing and strengthening of cultural identity.” Thunder Valley is working to develop a planned community on 34 acres of fee simple, or deeded, land. The project is driven by the need for jobs, housing, facilities and new opportunities that do not currently exist on the Reservation. The site will feature single-family, multi-family residences, youth shelter, childcare facility, commercial and industrial buildings.