Make a difference in our organization by choosing one of the options below. 


Legacy Endowment Fund

Guarantee the future of our organization for you and/or your children and grandchildren by donating to our endowment fund, which is boosted by matching funds from three community foundations in South Dakota. 

Festival of Books and Young Readers Festival

Your gifts help South Dakota’s premiere literary event continue year after year and helps expand our Young Readers Initiative and the Young Readers Festival of Books.

Young Readers Initiative – 1 to 1 Match

We received a $100,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities that provides a $100,000 1-to-1 ratio federal match if SDHC receives $100,000 from non-federal sources. We exceeded our first goal of raising $50,000 by May 1, 2017, leaving another $50,000 to be raised May 1, 2018. The $200,000 fund will then provide three years of support for the Young Readers Initiative.

With this matching grant, we plan to continue our robust Young Readers Initiative and reach more young readers on all nine South Dakota American Indian reservations, select a tribal writer for the 2019 Young Readers One Book and assist Spanish-speaking English Language Learners through translated educational resources.

Unrestricted Gift

You can help where SDHC needs it most. An unrestricted gift can be used towards operations expenses, technology upgrades, programming and special initiatives.