Welcome to Black Hills Area Community Foundation

Connecting People Who Care to Causes that Matter.

The BHACF provides philanthropic leadership to build community endowments to invest in people and solutions that positively impact the Black Hills area.

  • The Boys & Girls Club

    The Boys & Girls Club grant supported a teen leadership initiative. The service projects the teens completed as part of the initiative created a “tremendous mental shift in understanding the fulfillment that comes along with giving. (These) simple actions yielded a strong community connection that will stay with these youth into adulthood”
  • "Bringing the community together was awesome."

    Using theatre to redefine community and ability, Flutter Productions is an all-ability, movement-based theatre performances highlighting the talents of performers of all abilities. The performances close the gap between people with disabilities and those without disabilities.
  • "Thank You

    for awarding me the scholarship in memory of Kevin J. Morsching.  The story of Kevin is something that will be long remembered in the Post 22 Baseball program and I am honored to be part of his legacy." - Justin Kraemer



We are proud to be able to respond to our communities changing needs and offer support to the nonprofits that make our region a better place every day. The information shared by the applicants will help our organization grow in understanding the issues and concerns of people in our community. Apply Guidelines


The Black Hills Community Action Grant opportunity is available to our Agency Endowed Fund Holders. The $50,000 grant will go to support an organization that is employing innovative ideas, leveraging community parternships, and focusing efforts on sustainable practices.
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The purpose of the Liv Hospitality Liv to Give Fund is to provide grants for charitable, educational, religious, and scientific purposes that will benefit the people and charitable organizations of the Black Hills area. Applicants must be an IRS-approved tax-exempt public charity under section 501(a) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) as described in IRC 501(c)(3). Preference is given to projects and organizations that benefit kids.

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Black Hills By Choice Southern Hills (BHBC-SH) is the Black Hills Area Community Foundation’s (BHACF) giving society comprised of people from the Southern Black Hills who love their community and understand that philanthropy helps preserve the unique heritage and character of our area.

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