Liv To Give

Liv to Give got its start in 2007 as “Kevin Morsching Day,” an event held to honor a young man named Kevin who lost his life after a tragic accident. The benefit raised over $30,000 for the family. The giving continues to this day, with recurring donations made to the Arete Foundation in memory of Kevin Morsching and the Scott Grimsrud Scholarship: an award started in 2009 to honor Scott Grimsrud, a friend of the organization and inspiration to many in the community. That same year, the Liv to Give Fund was established as a component fund of the Black Hills Area Community Foundation (BHACF). In just five years, Liv To Give has contributed more than $200,000 to worthy, non-profit causes in our area.

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.


Due to recent events regarding the COVID-19 pandemic will not be reviewing applications or granting dollars until 2021. We apologize for the delay! Take care and stay healthy!

Liv Well,
Liv Hospitality



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. 

Black Hills Area Community Foundation’s (BHACF’s) geographic focus is the counties of Butte, Lawrence, Meade, Pennington, Custer, Fall River and Oglala Lakota. BHACF will not apply for a grant for itself nor will it serve as an applicant. Applications must be submitted online via BHACF’s grantmaking link.

Party with a purpose

Once a year, WaTiki Indoor Waterpark—along with Fairfield Inn & Suites, La Quinta Inn & Suites, Sliders Bar & Grill—hosts a daylong fundraiser. All proceeds made at all four properties for the entire day are donated to local non-profit organizations.

Liv to Give 2020 will be held on Saturday, February 22 at WaTiki Indoor Waterpark Resort. All proceeds will be donated to worthy, non-profit causes in our area. To make a reservation, call 866.WaTiki.Fun or visit

Donate to Liv to Give

Plus, you can drop off a donation at one of these locations:

WaTiki Indoor Waterpark

Sliders Bar & Grill

Fairfield Inn & Suites

La Quinta Inn & Suites