Giving Circles are a collection of individuals who pool their charitable gifts together to award grants to local nonprofit groups.

GIVING CIRCLES

MEMBER BENEFITS?

You will be invited to several exclusive events each year. These social events will provide opportunities to learn as well as to mix & mingle with BHBC members. At two of the events, the group will choose to fund grants for nonprofit organizations in the Black Hills.

SHOULD I JOIN?

Black Hills by Choice is a fun way to give and to learn about the work being done to serve the needs of our area. Working together, we grow philanthropy throughout the Black Hills area.

GET STARTED?

A membership requires an annual unrestricted gift to the BHACF of a minimum of $1,000 per membership (couple or single). These funds will be used to grow philanthropic efforts  of our foundation as well as providing BHBC grants twice a year. BHACF will remind you annually when your membership is due.

ABOUT US

Black Hills by Choice is the Black Hills Area Community Foundation’s giving society comprised of people who love the Black Hills and understand that philanthropy helps preserve the unique heritage and character of this area.  The BHACF provides philanthropic leadership to build community endowments to invest in people and solutions that positively impact the Black Hills Area.

THREE OBJECTIVES:

Socialize, Learn & Work ~ together to make grants that support the nonprofit organizations in our region.[/themeone_icon_txt]
Build a strong community ~ of givers who exchange information about their favorite causes.[/themeone_icon_txt]
Educate ~ people about the philanthropic work of the Black Hills Area Community Foundation.

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BLACK HILLS BY CHOICE

Black Hills by Choice (BHBC) is the Black Hills area Community Foundation’s original giving circle formed in 2013. This giving circle is comprised of people who love the Black Hills and want to support the nonprofit organizations in our region. We host BHBC grantmaking events throughout the Black Hills area including, Rapid City, Sturgis, Spearfish, Lead, Custer, etc.

Minimum donation for BHBC membership is $1,000 (per membership/couple)

$136,000 in Grants Awarded since 2013

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SOUTHERN HILLS BY CHOICE

Southern Hills by Choice (SHBC) is the Black Hills Area Community Foundation’s 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 the southern hills area. We host SHBC grantmaking events throughout Hill City, Custer, Hot Springs, etc.

Minimum donation for SHBC membership is $500 (per membership/person)

$47,900 in Grants Awarded since 2017

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