Giving Options

Make a Contribution

The Foundation makes it easy to donate via credit card.

You can mail a contribution to Parks and Wildlife Foundation at 523 East Capitol Ave. Pierre, SD 57501. Please make checks payable to South Dakota Parks and Wildlife Foundation.
For contributions being mailed, please include the following:

  • Name, address, phone number
  • The name of the fund or project to which you would like to contribute.
  • Note: if the gift is being made in honor or memory of a loved one, please include their name and the name/address of the person who should receive notification of the gift.

Become a Friend

The South Dakota Parks and Wildlife Foundation has been working for nearly three decades to conserve our state's natural resources and it has a solid record of accomplishment. In 2008, the Foundation increased fundraising staff and efforts to provide South Dakotans and guests with access to public places to hunt, fish, hike, bike and enjoy the unique beauty and history of this state.

With a minimum contribution of $25, donors can become a "Friend of Parks and Wildlife." Your "Friends" contributions provide important funding that helps the Foundation raise funds used to support Game, Fish and Parks projects.

"Friends" donors receive a complimentary, one-year subscription to the Conservation Digest and a "Friend of Parks and Wildlife" window sticker. Donors of $1,000 or more receive an annual Park Entrance License.

These gifts are a small token of our appreciation for helping us accomplish our mission. However, the greatest benefit of being a "Friend" is becoming a stakeholder in the movement to conserve South Dakota's great places. Become a "Friend of Parks and Wildlife" by donating to the Friends program online or print the "Become a Friend" form and mail your contribution today.

Thank you for being a Friend!

Other Ways to Help

A variety of other giving options are available to suit your particular situation. Gifts of appreciated stock, other securities and real estate are common ways to give. Gifts can be given during your lifetime, through your will or estate or by designating the Foundation as beneficiary of insurance policies or qualified retirement plans such as IRAs or 401Ks. As you consider any substantial gift, please consult your tax professional to identify the most advantageous giving options for you.

Gifts may be given in memory to support the general work of the Foundation, a specific park or area, or a particular activity. More information on Memorial Gifts.

For additional administrative information, call the Foundation at 605.773.4503 or email pwf@state.sd.us. For resource development opportunities contact Brown Associates, 605.673.4017 or email brownassociates@goldenwest.net.