Southern Hills by Choice, a giving circle of the Black Hills Area Community Foundation awarded $37,000 in grants to 10 nonprofit organizations in the southern hills area on November 17th, 2021!
This group has a powerful impact on the southern hills nonprofit sector. We are so excited to see this giving circle continue to grow and see them learn and help local nonprofits.
Here is a list of the following grants awarded:
|Western SD Senior Services / Meals on Wheels||$ 2,500.00|
|All Relations United||$ 5,000.00|
|Casting Vets||$ 1,500.00|
|Battle Mtn Humane Society||$ 5,000.00|
|Red Cloud Indian School||$ 5,000.00|
|Boys & Girls Clubs of the Black Hills||$ 5,000.00|
|Custer County Historical Society / Museum||$ 1,000.00|
|The Mammoth Site||$ 3,000.00|
|Operation Black Hills Cabin||$ 4,000.00|
The Southern Hills by Choice giving circle is a network of donors who live and work in the southern hills including Custer, Hot Springs and surrounding areas. This giving circle is a program of the Black Hills Area Community Foundation to provide opportunities for education, knowledge sharing, networking, and giving.
Since its inception in 2017, this giving circle has empowered participants to learn more about their communities and the challenges faced by local organizations. Members pool funding to award grants to nonprofits, allowing for a more significant, collective contribution. They have granted more than $114,000 to-date, to nonprofit organizations that serve the southern Black Hills.
“This giving circle has been on a journey to learn more about challenges our communities face,” said Ed Starr, member of the giving circle. “Through our localized focus and collective giving model we have been able to boost funding for nonprofits that are directly serving southern hills communities.”
About Black Hills Area Community Foundation
The Black Hills Area Community Foundation maximizes the impact of charitable giving. We mobilize philanthropic resources to advance quality of life, increase social impact and champion civic engagement. Learn more on our website, and consider a donation to one of our Field of Interest Funds which support Black Hills community needs forever.
To learn more about this giving circle or our foundation, please contact:
Karabeth Borresen, Marketing Manager
Black Hills Area Community Foundation