Ways to Give

SDDC empowers all Peoples of the Great Plains through hands-on experiences that inspire scientific thinking.

Thanks to the support of our generous donors, SDDC has been at the heart of all-ages scientific exploration in the state for over thirty years.

Our mission has grown from introducing children and their families to science through our acclaimed exhibits hall to including the instruction of educators at all levels and enhancing scientific understanding through programing geared at inspiring creative minds and critical thinking in all ages. 

Every year we work to bring new information and foundational science to the public in interesting, interactive ways, developing tomorrow’s scientific leaders and increasing scientific literacy in South Dakota and beyond.

Your donation makes a difference!

Ways You Can Give

Donate to Our Mission

Individuals, family foundations, and corporations provide general support for SDDC’s commitment to empower all Peoples of the Great Plains through hands-on experiences that inspire scientific thinking. Donating to our mission help us to #AdvocateForScience and allows us to leverage funds and channel financial resources to make the largest impact.


Endowment Fund

Our designated Endowment Fund with the South Dakota Community Foundation supports the mission and vision of the South Dakota Discovery Center, by growing a solid financial foundation to build a more sustainable future for our organization. Your gift to our endowment fund brings us one step closer to creating a society of curious, scientifically literate, and engaged problem solvers.


Matching Gifts

Many companies offer matching gift programs that will double or even triple a donation's value. Check with your company to find out if it will match your donation to the South Dakota Discovery Center. If you have questions about your company's matching gift program, please contact your human resources department.

Gifts of Stock

The South Dakota Discovery Center accepts donations of publicly traded stock or mutual funds. Donors who have owned stocks or mutual funds for more than one year that have grown in value generally enjoy greater tax savings. Gifts of stock, like all donations to SDDC, are essential to the organization’s mission to empower all Peoples of the Great Plains through hands-on experiences that inspire scientific thinking.

In-kind Donations

In-kind donations of goods and services are essential to the South Dakota Discovery Center. Whether you are looking to provide supplies for summer campers, donate office equipment, or share your time, SDDC has many options for in-kind donations.

Designated Gifts / Wishlist

SDDC offers a wide variety of services to children, families, and educators across South Dakota. To support a specific cause or campaign, you can designate your gift to a program, topic, target audience, or special project. Take a look at our current wishlist.

Leave a Legacy

Legacy giving is a method of supporting nonprofits and charities enabling philanthropic donors to make larger gifts than they could make from their income. A donor can use cash, appreciated securities/stock, real estate, partnership interests, personal property, life insurance, a retirement plan and more to make a planned gift. The benefits of funding a planned gift can make this type of charitable giving attractive to both the donor and SDDC.


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