Ways To Give

Find the Way to Give That's Right For You

Each of us is where we are today because someone reached back to help. If passing along opportunity is important to you, we’ll help you find the best way to do it, no matter your financial circumstances.

Donors who itemize their tax returns receive a federal and state income tax deduction for their charitable donations. For your convenience, the USD Foundation offers several ways to make your gift.

Gifts of Cash

Giving online is safe and convenient. If you don’t see the specific fund you’d like to support, choose “Other” and write in your desired program.

If you would like to give by mail, write your designation on the memo line of your check and mail to:

USD Foundation
1110 N. Dakota Street
Vermillion, SD 57069

Please make checks payable to the University of South Dakota Foundation.

Recurring Donations

You may set up recurring payments through our online giving form or sign up for direct payment to have regular amounts automatically withdrawn from your bank account. 

Employee Giving

Join your colleagues in giving back to USD. You can make a one-time gift or sign up for an ongoing payroll deduction.


You may give periodically over a multi-year period to support the program of your choice by making a pledge.


Gifts of appreciated stocks are deductible and may be transferred by certificate of endorsement or direct transfer to the USD Foundation brokerage account.

Real Estate

Real estate is a valuable gift that can go a long way in furthering our legacy - and yours. Such gifts are subject to environmental and marketing review before acceptance by Foundation.