Vote for a cause. Inspire positive change.

Join the Thriving Communities Initiative.


Starting this year, Black Hills residents will choose an annual cause to receive more funding and awareness. 

1.) Vote for a cause in the quick survey below.

2.) Stay tuned we’ll spread awareness about the cause with the popular vote.

3.) Celebrate! Nonprofits at the heart of the selected cause will collectively receive at least $100,000 to strengthen their work.

Vote for a cause,
share why it matters.

The anonymous survey closes on July 1, 2024.

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Which cause will you choose?

Healthy Families

When we support our children, caregivers or grandparents, we strengthen the health of our entire community. From childcare to senior care, everyone needs quality support to meet the challenges of their stage in life. Your vote would support organizations that uplift our families.

Youth Mental Wellness

High rates of depression, self-harm and many other challenges affect our young people. Investing in mental wellness promotes the resilience and overall wellbeing of our youth. Your vote would support organizations that promote the healthy development of our young people. 

Arts for All

Everyone deserves the benefits of creativity and artistic expression. Your vote would support organizations that build community by expanding access to the arts. This may include visual or performing arts like storytelling, technical crafts like culinary work, or outdoor activities like archery. 

Beautiful Black Hills

Healthy outdoor spaces are fundamental to the quality of life of our residents. They also form the bedrock of our tourism industry. Your vote would support organizations that care for our land and water or help people enjoy the outdoors. 

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Let’s create a thriving Black Hills together.

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Have questions? Connect with Carrie.

Carrie Robley, Director of Community Impact, manages the Thriving Communities Initiative. She’s happy to answer your questions or share ways to partner with us.