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.

Check

Giving by check is an easy and popular choice. Make checks payable to USD Foundation, note your desired designation on the memo line and mail to USD Foundation, 1110 N Dakota Street, Vermillion, SD 57069.

Direct Payment

You may have regular amounts automatically withdrawn from your bank account by downloading the Direct Payment Form. The form requires your signature, and must be submitted to the Foundation in hard copy.

Pledge

You may give periodically over a multi-year period to support the program of your choice by downloading the Pledge Form. This form requires your signature, and must be submitted to the Foundation in hard copy.

Payroll Deduction

If you're a USD employee, you can choose payroll deduction as a method of direct payment by downloading the Payroll Deduction Form. The form requires your signature, and must be submitted to the Foundation in hard copy.

Securities

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.

  • Includes private residences, farms, rental properties, vacation homes, etc.
  • Such gifts are subject to environmental and marketing review before acceptance by Foundation.
  • Donors may give personal residence(s) and retain a lifetime right to live in the home.