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Healthy, vibrant communities are our lifeblood. So, we invest our time and resources so they can grow and aim even higher. 

You can apply for a charitable contribution or sponsorship at any time of the year, but please allow 60-120 days to receive a funding decision. Our review committees meet either monthly or quarterly. We generally support requests that align with our key giving priorities: Responsible energy and environmental stewardship; Education and workforce development; Strong communities; Helping people.

Please note that we will be transitioning to a new grant management online tool called GrantsConnect by Your Cause/BlackBaud to enhance our application process.

To apply

If your organization would like to apply for a sponsorship or for a charitable contribution, submit the application below.

You can submit a request at any time of the year. Our giving committees meet either monthly or quarterly.

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Successful applicants will be:

  • Located in a community served by one of our utilities.

Our local community support teams meet monthly to review applications from their area and will reply to you within four to six weeks.

Projects approved by Black Hills Corporation Foundation in 2019 received grants ranging from $7,500 to $25,000.

Successful applicants will be:

  • A 501(c)3 organization or a city government or accredited school or university that can partner with a related 501(c)(3) organization.
  • Located in a community served by one of our utilities.
  • Requesting funding for a capital campaign or large brick-and-mortar project that will benefit a large number of our Black Hills Energy customers.

  • Applications are reviewed first by our local community support teams, which typically meet monthly.
  • Applications meeting the guidelines of the Black Hills Corporation Foundation will be forwarded to the Foundation for consideration on a quarterly basis (typically in March, June, September and December).
  • You will be contacted after the Foundation meeting with the board's decision about your request.
  • For timely presentation, online applications must be submitted by the 15th of February, May, August and November.