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.


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.


Liv Hospitality is committed to the communities it serves and wants to continue giving back to the organizations that benefit our children. If you feel your non-profit fits the funding priorities of Liv to Give, we encourage you to apply through our application portal. Keep in mind, if your non-profit organization has not previously applied, you must set up a new account.

Visit the Liv Hospitality website for more information about their corporate responsibility. http://www.livhotelgroup.com/corporate-responsibility/liv-to-give