Grants of up to $5,000 to South Dakota nonprofit organizations, government agencies, schools, and religious organizations for programs that benefit local communities in eligible counties. Areas of focus include youth and children, arts and culture, animal welfare, community and economic development, disaster and recovery, environment and conservation, social services, excellence in education, food/nutrition security, and housing support. Grants will be distributed for charitable work in Pennington County, Meade County, Butte County, Lawrence County, Custer County, Fall River County, and/or Oglala Lakota County.
- Applicants must be an IRS 501(c)3 public charity, school, government entity or religious organization in good standing with the IRS.
- Requested support must be for organizations or activities that take place in one or more counties in the geographic focus of the Black Hills Area Community Foundation.
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.
Applications are due on May 28th and award recipients will be announced by the end of June.
Estimated Size of Grant
Historically, the giving circle grants have ranged from $500 to $5,000.
Term of Contract
Funding for multi-year projects or support will not be considered.