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 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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The Black Hills Area Community Foundation invests in the community’s future by providing financial support through scholarships to deserving students. These funds provide support for individuals pursuing training or educational opportunities. Scholarships available include: the Harold and George “Elbert” Newton Memorial Music Scholarship, the Arete Morsching Scholarships, the Sarah Stevens Memorial Scholarship, the Black Hills Chapter of the South Dakota Engineering Society Scholarship, the Women of Central Scholarships, the Rapid City Foundation Originating Fund Scholarships, the Hunter J. Lewis Memorial Scholarship, and The Walt Award.
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