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Imagine the power of a wish come true. Imagine in the midst of hospitals, tests, treatments, anxiety, and fear, children and their families can share a time of hope, a time of creating happy memories that will help them through difficult times.

Sioux Falls OfficeMake-A-Wish® South Dakota is a 501(c)(3)
non-profit organization.  Since 1984,
Make-A-Wish® South Dakota has been making very special wishes come true for South Dakota children facing life-threatening medical conditions. We are a chartered chapter with the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of America, the world’s largest wish granting organization. Each year, Make-A-Wish®  grants thousands of wishes to children around the world.

  • Make-A-Wish South Dakota is governed by a statewide board of directors.
  • Our main office is in Sioux Falls and we have a full-time staff of five and two part-time employees.  In November 2012 we opened a Black Hills Office in Rapid City to better serve the western part of the state.
  • Last fiscal year we granted 55 wishes.  This year we project to fulfill that same amount of wishes.  We have granted more than 1,200 wishes since 1984.
  • The average cost of a wish is nearly $7,000.  
  • Volunteers are the foundation of our organization.  More than 260 volunteers help us to make wishes come true.
  • Locally, 83 percent of every dollar donated goes to granting a wish.  Gifts given in South Dakota stay in our state to help make wishes come true.
  • Financial contributions are tax deductible.  Please consult with your financial advisor to determine the extent of tax deductibility.
We grant the wishes of kids with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. ”

— Make-A-Wish® Mission

Contact Us

telephoneMain Office
1400 West 17th Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
605.335.8000; Fax: 605.335.8002
800.640.9198
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Office Hours:
Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Black Hills Office
14 Saint Joseph St. Suite 302
Rapid City, SD 57701
605.791.4500

Contact individual staff members

Make-A-Wish® South Dakota
1400 West 17th Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
(605) 335-8000
Toll Free (800) 640-9198
Make-A-Wish® South Dakota, Black Hills Office
14 Saint Joseph St. Suite 302
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 791-4500
Toll Free (800) 640-9198