NOTE: Donations are tax-deductible.

For an IRA Required Minimum Distribution (RMD),

donate all or part directly to the IDSDC for tax advantages.

Donations of $100,000 or more can be pledged over a two-year period.

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Expires on the Summer Solstice!

Several generous donors have offered to MATCH donations until the June 20 summer solstice, the longest day of the year! Your donation of $100 becomes $200, your donation of $5000 becomes $10,000, etc.  Better yet, your donation of $75,000 becomes $150,000.

Naming rights donations ($2M for a major component or $8M for the entire facility) will not be matched. However, a donation at that level would certainly add rocket fuel to this project.

Take advantage of this limited-time matching program!! 

Naming Rights

Be a catalyst in bringing the International Dark Sky Discovery Center to life.  Lead gifts offer naming rights opportunities for the entire building or for one of the major components. Naming rights are currently available as follows:

Entire IDSDC Facility:  OPEN
Dark Sky Observatory:  OPEN
Hyperspace Planetarium:  TAKEN
Inspiration Theater:  OPEN
Immersion Zone:  OPEN

Mission Support Program   

Join the Mission Crew

Help us complete this science-based, non-profit facility with your donation.

Once you determine your donation amount ($100 to $1 million), you can choose from one of the following missions for which you will be recognized in the Discovery Center.  

        Overall Mission Supporter
        Night Sky Protector
        STEM Education Champion
        Nocturnal Animal Guardian

Donation recognition levels for each of the above categories are as follows:

$100, $500, $1,000, $5,000, $10,000, $25,000, $50,000, $100,000, $250,000, $500,000, and $1M

Directed Gifts

Donations can be directed to specific facility components and can be noted on the Donation Form (below.) A list of directed gifts is included below.

Unveiling Our Champions: Why They Give

Donor Gift Certificates

Mission Support donors will also have the option to donate on behalf of someone else (child, grandchild, friend, etc.) and add them to the Mission Support Crew.  This can be for any special occasion (birthday, holiday, graduation, etc.).  If requested, a 5 x 7 certificate, as shown below, will be emailed to the donor so that it can be printed and presented. The recipient will be recognized for the mission chosen and in accordance with the donation amount.

Certificate of Recognition


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