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It is your generosity that will sustain the beauty and enjoyment of this unique landscape today and future generations. Your donations are 100% allocated to projects … none of your gift is used for operations and overhead. There are many ways to contribute: an annual $25.00 or lifetime $250.00 membership in the Friends of Spearfish Canyon; a cash gift to the Spearfish Canyon Land Trust; a cash donation to a specific trail or wildlife project; a Planned Estate Gift for projects in later years; stocks, bonds, or insurance beneficiaries for current or near-future projects. Your gift is appreciated!

The Foundation relies heavily on charitable gifts and membership dues to perform its mission including trails, wildlife, land conservancy, cultural interpretation, and so many more projects. We will honor your specific interest. Just click on left menu, Canyon Philanthropy, to review donation options and forms, or click on Foundation to review Foundation Projects.

Legal Entity

The Spearfish Canyon Foundation, Inc. is a not-for-profit, 501(c)3, South Dakota Corporation. The Internal Revenue Service has ruled the Foundation to be a public charity, 509(a)1. Its federal identification number is 46-0411808.  The Foundation is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals-click here.

Restricted Funds

The Spearfish Canyon Foundation encourages public charitable gifts to its numerous restricted and unrestricted project endowment funds. The Foundation maintains a one million dollar endowment fund for operations and partial project support. A restricted "Leave A Legacy" Fund is also maintained, and is supported by donors who have provided a Planned Estate Gift.

Project Funds

Established project funds, "not used for operations," include to-date the Land Conservancy Trust Fund, the Trail and Garden Development and Maintenance Fund, and the Friends of Spearfish Canyon Membership Fund. Funds hoping to be established soon through generous donors include Wildlife and Habitat Fund (birds, butterflies and mammals), Cultural Interpretation Fund (visitor facility, research, and development), and Vegetation Enhancement Fund (wildflowers, trees and shrubs).