Many Ways to Give

You can keep troubled kids from becoming tomorrow’s troubled adults.

Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch helps kids no one else can. Thanks to gifts from our generous donors, the Ranch is able to help the most troubled, complicated, and amazing kids by providing best-in-class psychiatric therapy and trauma-informed care.

Provide hope and healing to a child.

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Memorials and Honorariums

When you make a donation in memory or in honor of a loved one, they will live on through programs that provide much-needed care for the hurting children who come to the Ranch. You can make your donation in one of the following ways:

  • Online: Select Memorial/Honorarium when completing the donation form.
  • Phone: Call 1-800-344-0957 to visit with one of our development staff. They will take your information over the phone.

Gift in Your Will

Your stewardship impacts your ability to serve God's kingdom; it also affects the legacy you leave. Our Legacy Giving website will help you become a better steward so you can provide for your loved ones and the ministries you believe in—ministries like Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch. To maximize your philanthropic goals, visit our legacy giving website.

Legacy Giving Website

Tree of Life

You can also honor or remember a loved one with a gift to:

  • Tree of Life in Minot (supports Dakota Memorial School)
  • Tree of Life in Fargo (supports the Fargo Residential Center)
  • Tree of Life in Bismarck (supports services provided at the Bismarck campus)

Simply complete the Tree of Life order form, print, and send it with your gift to: Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch Foundation, PO Box 5007, Minot ND 58702-5007.

Tree of Life Order form 

Wall of Heritage

The Wall of Heritage, crafted by a dear friend of Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch, recognizes those friends who have made provisions for the Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch in their will, life insurance, or by another planned giving instrument. It is located in the Foundation Office at our Minot campus. If you have supported us in any of these ways and would like your name placed on the wall, please call 1-800-344-0957.


Direct Thrivent Choice Dollars to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch.

If you are a Thrivent Financial member, you may have Thrivent Choice Dollars® available to direct to your favorite enrolled charity. Directing Choice Dollars® to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch helps us teach Christian values to the amazing children at the Ranch--values that aid in their healing, provide a foundation of hope, and help them be successful in their treatment. At the Ranch, we use all Thrivent Choice® funding to support our Spiritual Life Program. 

Go to the Thrivent Choice website, login, and choose Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch. To direct Choice Dollars® over the phone, call 1-800-847-4836 and say "Thrivent Choice" after the prompt.

Contact a local Thrivent Financial representative for more information about membership at Thrivent Financial or directing your Choice Dollars®.

For more information about ways you can provide hope and healing to a child, call 800-344-0957. 




Legacy Giving

Visit our Legacy Giving Website


Customer Testimonial

There is so much power in giving back. People don’t realize that until they’ve experienced it. When you give, you give with hope that you will make a difference.

Leonard McGinnity, Donor
Customer Testimonial

The Ranch gives children a home, and kindness. You can work with young people, whatever their problems may be, and get them going on the right road again.

Grace Link, Donor
Customer Testimonial

All kids have challenges, but some really have tough ones. The Ranch gives these kids something to hold onto—faith, a way of life, a way of working with people—and gets them out of the hole they are in.

Gerry Gerntholz, Donor

Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch is registered 501(c)(3) organization. All gifts are tax-deductible as allowed by law.