Invest in North Dakota's Future Generations

Did you know? The Foundation helps support travel scholarships for North Dakota students participating in National History Day. Thanks to a generous gift from retired educators Jim and Gerd Tuchscherer, a National History Day endowment will be established to fund stipends for the winners of the state competition, enabling them to attend the prestigious national contest held each year in the Washington, DC, area.

Support  the ongoing work of the State Historical Foundation.

Join us by making a financial contribution to support the State Historical Society's mission of identifying, preserving, interpreting, and promoting the heritage of North Dakota and its people.

Individual, Family, and Gift Memberships: Membership includes free admission to North Dakota's state historic sites, a 15% discount at Museum Stores, and a subscription to North Dakota History: Journal of the Northern Plains and the Plains Talk newsletter. You’ll also receive a Time Travelers membership and discounted museum admissions nationwide.

Memorials and Honorary Gifts: Honor the memory of a loved one or commemorate a meaningful occasion. Your tribute will be preserved in the State Archives and available to view at the ND Heritage Center Foundation memorial kiosk.

North Dakota Income Tax Credit: When contributing $5,000 or more to North Dakota endowments, you’re eligible for a 40% tax credit on those funds. This tax credit is 40% of the charitable deduction allowed by the IRS up to a max credit of $10,000, or $20,000 for couples filing jointly

IRA Charitable Rollover: People 70 ½ or older are allowed to make cash gifts directly from their IRA to a charity. The gift is not taxable income for the donor and qualifies for the required minimum distribution.

Legacy Giving: As a 501(c)(3) charitable entity, we can help you develop a personalized gift strategy that offers immediate and long-term financial advantages, including the acceptance of ‘cashless’ beneficiary designations as current contributions.

Naming Opportunities: Showcase your commitment to North Dakota's cultural heritage by affiliating yourself or your company with naming rights to specific areas within the ND Heritage Center & State Museum, including its galleries and event spaces.

If you have questions, please contact Dale Lennon, Executive Director, at or call 701-222-1966.

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Make check payable to SHSND Foundation
Mail to:
SHSND Foundation
PO Box 1976
Bismarck, ND 58502-1976

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If you have questions, please contact our office.