Ways to Give

Provide hope and healing to a child.

You can help a child believe in themselves and the possibilities in the world around them.


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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Many Ways to Give

Monetary Donations

You can change a hurting child's life forever by blessing us with a gift today.

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.

Invite Us to Speak

We would love to share our ministry and some stories about our kids by speaking at your organization. Call us at 1-800-344-0957 to schedule a speaking engagement.

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 us at 1-800-344-0957 and we'll take your information over the phone.
      Mail: Mail your donation(s) to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch, P.O. Box 5007, Minot, ND 58702-5007

Honey Sunday

For decades, congregations across the United States have held Honey Sundays. We invite you to join them — and bring God’s love to a child by organizing a Honey Sunday fundraiser at your congregation. Learn more.

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, PO Box 5007, Minot ND 58702-5007.

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 us at 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®.

Hope Notes

You can be a source of inspiration and encouragement for children living, learning, and healing at Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch. Learn more about sending a Hope Note (a little message of encouragement) to show a child someone cares.


Help the precious children at Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch by volunteering your time and talents. Learn more. 

Shop or Donate at our Thrift Stores

By donating or shopping at one of our nine Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch thrift stores, you’re giving children in the community the tools they need for hope and healing. It’s because of supportive people like you that children in our communities can see the world differently, and feel love through those who care for them. Learn more. 

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