Planned Giving

Create a legacy impact

When they saw the difference that Habitat for Humanity makes in the lives of families, John and Nancy decided to include Habitat for Humanity in their estate plans. Their legacy will live on through families like Skyler’s (pictured right). Because of their gift, more families will be able to have affordable housing in the future. Making a legacy gift is one of the easiest and most popular ways to build homes and strong communities.

“Helping folks all around the world to live meaningful, safe, and productive lives is about as good as it gets…Habitat for Humanity delivers. Your investment pays off big time.”

-John, legacy donor


Making a gift to Black Hills Area Habitat for Humanity in your estate or long-term financial plans helps to ensure that we will be here to provide decent and affordable housing for years to come. Please review the range of options available with your attorney and tax advisor, and consider these ways you can create a legacy impact with our mission:

Will, Insurance Policy, or Trust

When you make a planned gift to Black Hills Area Habitat for Humanity in your estate, you help ensure that we are able to provide strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter for many years to come.

Interested in supporting us this way? Here is sample bequest language to share with your lawyer:

“After fulfilling all other provisions, I hereby give, devise, and bequeath to Black Hills Area Habitat for Humanity, a charitable organization duly existing under the laws of South Dakota and located in Rapid City, South Dakota, _______percent of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate [or $________ if specific amount] to be used in the areas of greatest need as the board of directors may determine.”

IRA, Pension, or 401(k)

When you make a planned gift to Black Hills Area Habitat for Humanity in your retirement accounts, you support decent and affordable homeownership.

To do so, simply fill out your account’s beneficiary designation form. And remember, you aren’t locked into the choices you make today; you can adjust beneficiary designations any time you want. You can also give through an IRA charitable rollover. If you are 70.5 years or older, your minimum IRA distribution can be directed to serve the Habitat mission.

Please contact us at the office by calling 605-348-9196 if you have decided to include us in your retirement plans that we can thank you!

Gifts of Appreciated Stock

A gift of appreciated stock provides strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter.

Black Hills Area Habitat for Humanity can fully realize the benefit of the increased value of stock while you receive a tax deduction.


Through continued support like yours, Johnny and Geri (pictured left) will have strength, stability, and self-reliance throughout their future. Their family can stay in their home after repairs were made through our home preservation program. Your legacy gift can:

  • Allow families to get their homes repaired so that they can maintain a stable living environment.
  • Open doors of opportunity for people to partner with Habitat for home construction.
  • Revitalize neighborhoods into vibrant, safe, and inviting places to live.
  • Offer financial education.
  • Bring a family hope!

For more information, please contact our office at 605-348-9196 or email Thank you for your support!