Build Cultural Capital by Donating to SDHC


Share Your Story With Your Donation!

This spring, along with a donation in the amount of your choice, we’d love for you to submit a story describing your first literary steps: “I learned to read at ________.” Any donation qualifies. Your stories will make up our “I Learned to Read at” publication to be shared during the 2019 Festival of Books. If you prefer not to submit a story, please, no obligation; your donation will be helpful even without your story.

If you'd like to complete the process online, simply fill out the brief form below and click "submit"; on the page that follows, donate to the fund of your choosing. If you're donating by mail, download this form to include your story along with your donation, which can be sent to:

South Dakota Humanities Council
1215 Trail Ridge Road Ste A. 
Brookings, SD 57006 

How Will My Money Be Used?


Festival of Books

Your donation will help us continue to unite readers and writers with our annual South Dakota Festival of Books and Young Readers Festival. 

Unrestricted Gift

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

Legacy Pledge

Many of our donors have chosen this option to make a gift to the SDHC in their will or estate planning. Matured stocks, life insurance policies, and IRA rollovers can easily be processed by our Community Foundation partners.

Endowment Funds

Your contribution to our endowments guarantees the future of our organization for the next generation. You can donate to endowment funds at Black Hills Area Community Foundation, South Dakota Community Foundation and/or Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation.

To donate to a fund, call 605-688-6113 or make your check payable to the specific community foundation and mail to:

South Dakota Humanities Council
1215 Trail Ridge Drive Suite A
Brookings, SD 57006