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Denny Sanford Foundation


Last profile update: 08/25/2017
Last grant data update: 08/28/2017

At A Glance

Denny Sanford Foundation

206 W. 14th St., P.O. Box 1030

Sioux Falls, SD United States 57101-1030

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor






Established in 2006 in SD - Founded by T. Denny Sanford, Chairman and C.E.O. of United National Corporation, a bank holding company headquartered in South Dakota. Sanford made his fortune as the owner of First Premier Bank, and Premier Bankcard, both among the nation's leading credit card providers. Sanford is a noted philanthropist, having been listed by Business Week magazine as a generous benefactor and, among other philanthropic activities, for donating $400 million to Sioux Valley Hospitals and Health System, later renamed Sanford Health. T. Denny Sanford has committed to The Giving Pledge, and has pledged to give away at least half of his wealth to philanthropy.

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily for medical research; support also for a camp for children who have chronic or life-threatening illnesses and for the construction of a memorial.