In April 2020, the AACF made a grant of $1,500 to the Aberdeen Area Boys & Girls Club to support activities responding to the pandemic. The Boys & Girls Club used funds for its meal program for area youth, which it extended as a result of schools being closed during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Club provided breakfast and lunch to hundreds of children a week.

In addition, the grant was fully matched by the South Dakota Community Foundation through the Community Savings Account matching grant program under the Coronavirus Response Fund, which matched grants made by local SDCF community foundation partners. As of mid-May, the program had matched over $111,000 in local grants made by partners across the state.