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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 inspiring 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 and creates collaborative spaces for scientists from around the world.

Established in 2019, 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 collaboration.

About the SURF Foundation

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

Ways to Give

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

Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF) Institute

Today, SURF houses world-leading, multidisciplinary research and incorporates that research into science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.

Scientists of the Future

Through a robust Education and Outreach program, multiple scholarships and internships across disciplines, SURF strives to inspire and empower our youth in the pursuit of futures in STEM.

Beyond the Classroom, into the Community

We invite guest speakers, scientists and others to help us tell fascinating stories behind the science taking place nearly a mile underground.

United in One Space

To attract the best science in the world, we plan to update our Education and Outreach facilities and design a facility to house the SURF Institute.