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.

  • “There will never be more mammoths, they are extinct. If we do not take care of their remains today, they will not be here tomorrow.”-The Mammoth Site

    Through their endowment fund at BHACF they are working to sustain their future!
  • We are thrilled to work with Black Hills Area Habitat for Humanity as one of our newest endowment partners!

  • "If we believe we are better because of art, then we need to ensure access to the arts. It really is that simple.”

    - Pepper S. Massey, Executive Director, Rapid City Arts Council/Dahl Arts Center


Nonprofit organizations play an important role in maintaining the health and vibrancy of the Black Hills region. We believe in their work and we are committed to helping them be successful.
The Black Hills Area Community Foundation maintains a solid commitment to build a strong network of local nonprofits. Community organizations are important partners in understanding the needs of our community and where our collective resources can be useful. We provide opportunities for funding, and also facilitate collaborations and connections that help nonprofits reach their goals.

We Offer Grant Opportunities

Our grant programs, designed to help nonprofits build internal capacity and deliver programs to the communities they serve.

View GRANT Opporunities

We Offer Agency Funds

When you establish an agency fund with the Black Hills Area Community Foundation, you will create peace of mind and an annual source of support for your organization. We manage many funds established to provide perpetual support for local nonprofits. Whether you choose an endowment or a designated fund, you will enjoy the benefits of our professional administration and investment oversight. We handle complex gifts, paperwork, investments and we can help your donors and their advisors with potential planned gifts.


~ Let our experience staff provide fund management and reporting so you
can focus on your mission and other priorities.

~View your fund activity through our online portal.

~Take advantage of our well-diversified and professionally managed
investment pool and enjoy lower administrative costs through economies
of scale.

~Protect the intent of the fund by allowing BHACF to safeguard against
possible future board neglect, short-sighted invasion or potential misuse.
The foundation will also exercise its variance power and redirect fund to a
nonprofit organization with a similar purpose if the named organization
goes out of business or ceases to fulfill it original mission.