Located in the Black Hills of western South Dakota, Liv Hospitality, LLC is an independent, professional hospitality management company featuring award-winning properties near some of the most captivating vacation destinations in the country. From the largest indoor waterpark in the Dakotas to full-service gaming resorts, Liv Hotel Group specializes in the development, ownership, marketing, and management of over a dozen Black Hills hotels, resort properties, restaurants, gaming establishments, and bars in Rapid City and Deadwood, S.D.

We believe in the importance of investing in our local communities, and in turn, investing in the people who help us become the best. Every year, Liv Hospitality gives back to local charities and other worthy causes, and we encourage participation for various fundraising events and volunteer efforts.

“We feel that it is very important that all of us embrace the idea of giving back and contributing to the community in which we live.”

Caleb Arceneaux, Liv Hospitality CEO


The LIV TO GIVE Community Grant

LIV TO GIVE got its start in 2007 originally as "Kevin Morsching Day," an event held to honor Kevin Morsching who lost his life after a tragic accident. This event raised over $30,000 and launched a spirit of giving, as it continues to give back to the community to this day, with reoccurring donations made to the Arete Foundation in memory of Kevin Morsching and the Scott Grimsrud Scholarship, an award that started in 2009 to honor Scott Grimsrud, a friend of the organization and an inspiration to many in the community.

That same year, the LIV to GIVE Fund was established at the Black Hills Area Community Foundation as a way to give back to the community. To date the LIV TO GIVE has contributed more than $500,000 to many amazing causes and organizations in our community.


  • Applicants must be an IRS-approved tax-exempt public charity under section 501(a) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) as described in IRC 501(c)(3) and in good standing with the IRS.
  • Applications will be accepted starting March 1, 2023
  • Applications are due by April 30th, 2023.
  • Preference will be given to projects and organizations that benefit children.
  • Organizations must operate in the Black Hills Region; priority will be given to Organizations in Deadwood and Rapid City. 
  • The maximum allowable grant designated within this opportunity is $5,000.
  • Award recipients will be announced sometime in May 2023.


If you are interested in contributing to this fund, please use the following link: