The Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, SD, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit organization with a volunteer board of directors who guide the process of this education and research center with a mission of preserving, researching, and interpreting The Mammoth Site and promoting a broad understanding of the Ice Age record on a global basis. We are an American Alliance of Museums accredited museum and an active paleontological dig site. We are not owned by anyone nor do we receive funding at the city, county, state, or federal level.

As a 501 (c)(3) Non-Profit organization, our preservation, education, and research programs are primarily funded through admissions, memberships, donations, and grants. There are many ways to support the Site and leave a legacy. Every dollar makes an impact on continuing our mission. So Thank You for your donation to The Mammoth Site!

Cash Gift
Tax-deductible and goes to the general fund for operations and ongoing maintenance at the Site or to any designated project.

Leave a lasting gift that gives in perpetuity; your one-time gift, recurring gift, or planned gift will provide future funding for the Site. We have established an endowment fund and you can donate to our endowment at the BHACF (Black Hills Area Community Foundation) on their website: www.bhacf.org   

Gifts of real estate, investment securities, personal property

These gifts have tax benefits for the donor and benefit the Site with cash from the sale of said items.

Donor-Advised Funds
Charitable investment fund that supports The Mammoth Site with donor income and tax advantages.
Planned Gift
Life insurance policies, retirement funds, IRA Qualified charitable distribution, charitable trusts, or remainder trusts provide some income for the donor and the Site while alive, then the remainder is given to the Site.
Naming Opportunities

There are many opportunities for your gift to live on in memory, i.e., exhibits, field station, dorms, collections, technology, and equipment for education and research. Please contact Diane Gross for more information.

We recommend you talk with legal and tax advisors about all the options that benefit both you, as the donor, and The Mammoth Site. Please make an appointment to discuss your plans by contacting COO/Business Manager Presston Gabel at 605-745-6017 or via email at presstong@mammothsite.org.