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SURF Foundation

Supporting the advancement of world-class science and inspiring learning across generations.
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In keeping with its mission to support the advancement of world class science and inspire learning across generations, the Sanford Underground Research Facility develops unique K-12 outreach programs for future scientists, delivers exciting opportunities for discovery to community audiences, creates collaborative spaces for scientists from around the world, and supports extraordinary projects.

A 501 (C)(3) organization, the SURF Foundation supports that mission by building upon strong relationships within the community and opening doors for public contributions. Scroll down to learn more about the many ways SURF is contributing to education, outreach, and scientific collaboration. Click here to learn more about Čhaŋgléška Wakȟáŋ, an ethnobotanical garden.

About the SURF Foundation

The SURF Foundation invites support for the advancement of underground science and its global impacts.

Čhaŋgléška Wakȟáŋ

Čhaŋgléška Wakȟáŋ, the ethnobotanical garden at SURF, honors the complicated history of the Black Hills, encourages learning across generations, and supports dialogue and reflection.

Ways to Give

Individual gifts, planned giving and corporate sponsorships are all great ways to get involved.

The Institute for Underground Science at SURF

SURF houses world-leading, multidisciplinary research and incorporates that research into STEM

Scientists of the Future

We strive to inspire and empower our youth in the pursuit of futures in STEM

Beyond the Classroom, into the Community

Sharing fascinating stories behind the science with you and the world

SURF Foundation FAQs

FAQs about contributing to the SURF Foundation