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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.
  • Mail: Print and complete the Memorial Honorarium Form. Send it with your check to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch, PO Box 5007, Minot ND, 58702-5007.
  • Phone: Call 1-800-344-0957 to visit with one of our development staff. They will take your information over the phone.

Legacy and Planned Giving

Your stewardship impacts your ability to serve God's kingdom; it also affects the legacy you leave. Our Planned 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.

Planned 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, C/O Donations, 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.


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

Customer Testimonial

It’s good for us to help others who need it. I want my giving to go to an organization that shows people about God, and how God can help you.

Gerry Feichtner, Donor
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.