Foundation / Corporation
Black Hills Area Community Foundation (BHACF)
Grants of up to $10,000 to Black Hills area, South Dakota nonprofits, government entities, schools, and faith-based organizations for projects that address local community needs. Focus areas include community and economic development, youth, education, social services, arts, culture, environment, natural resources, and disaster and recovery.
BHACF’s geographic focus in the Black Hills area are the counties of Butte, Custer, Fall River, Lawrence, Meade, Oglala Lakota, and Pennington and the adjacent counties of Haakon, Harding, Jackson, Perkins, and Ziebach.
In reviewing applications, the Foundation’s Grantmaking Committee will consider the following criteria:
- The organization or project must respond to a clear and compelling community need in the Black Hills area with a well-developed program or project that responds to that need.
- The organization must demonstrate that they have the operational capacity, the staff and the leadership to carry out the efforts proposed.
- The organization or project/program must maximize community resources through cooperation, collaboration and shared learning. Projects/programs that demonstrate collaboration through joint ventures leading to increased effectiveness and efficiency among organizations and/or public agencies will be prioritized.
GrantWatch ID#: 141796
Up to $10,000
Applicants must be an IRS 501(c)3 public charity, school, government entity or religious organization.
Requested support must be for organizations or activities that take place in one or more counties in the geographic focus of BHACF, which includes the counties of Butte, Custer, Fall River, Lawrence, Meade, Oglala Lakota, and Pennington and the adjacent counties of Haakon, Harding, Jackson, Perkins, and Ziebach.
Grants will not be awarded to support religious activity, political activity, fundraisers or benefits, debt retirement, or organizations working to primarily influence legislation. Supported activities may NOT discriminate against any individual or group based on race, gender, gender expression, age, disability, religion, ethnic or national origin, or otherwise legally protected groups. BHACF will not serve as an applicant for sponsored programs. Funding for multi-year projects or support will not be considered.
The Grantmaking Committee of the Black Hills Area Community Foundation will review all qualifying applications after the February 1, 2018 deadline. Organizations may only apply for one Quality of Life Grant per year.
Notice of grant decisions will be communicated to all applicants by May 15, 2018. Those organizations chosen to receive a grant will be asked to sign a grant agreement and will be responsible for reporting on the grant by March 1, 2019.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Register and apply online:
803 St. Joseph Street
P.O. Box 231
Rapid City, SD 57709
USA: South Dakota: counties of Butte, Custer, Fall River, Lawrence, Meade, Oglala Lakota, and Pennington and the adjacent counties of Haakon, Harding, Jackson, Perkins, and Ziebach