Give to Emily’s Hope
Help us turn heartbreak into action by making a monthly donation to Emily’s Hope. Your ongoing support helps us build a world-class K-12 prevention curriculum, remove the stigma of substance use disorder and make treatment accessible to those who need it. In addition to major credit cards, you can give with Apple Pay or Venmo. You can give monthly using the button below or make a one-time donation using the button in the lower right corner.
Memorial Fund
Create a lasting impact in memory of a loved one by establishing a memorial fund with Emily’s Hope on our memorial platform, More Than Just A Number. You can also donate to Emily’s Hope in honor or memory of someone.
Shop for a Cause
Shop our collection of Emily’s prints and logo items, and support our mission of removing the stigma of substance use disorder.

Ways to Support

Art Scholarship
Emily’s Hope Art Scholarship is a fund set up for graduating seniors in South Dakota pursuing a degree or field of study in art, with an emphasis in visual art. Emily was a prolific painter and this is a way for her legacy to the art world to live on. The Emily’s Hope Art Scholarship is managed through the Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation.
Endowment Fund
Help us secure the future of Emily’s Hope by contributing to the Emily’s Hope Endowment Fund through the Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation. Your gift will help ensure that we can continue to provide support, education, and prevention efforts for years to come.
Fundraise with friends, family & colleagues
Turn your passion into action by starting a fundraiser for Emily’s Hope on our website, Facebook or Instagram.

On Instagram click ‘support’ and ‘create a fundraiser’.
people die from an overdose every single day.

Fund A Classroom

Our prevention education curriculum is designed to give K-12 students the tools they need to make better choices as they head into their teenage years.

Prevention is key to ending deaths caused by overdose, and we need your support to make this possible. By giving children the tools they need to make informed decisions, we can create a safer and healthier future for all
“The Emily’s Hope Scholarship gave me the ability to go to treatment and took that excuse away from me, that financial burden. Without that, I don’t think I would be here right now today.”
– Jeff
A Face of Change

More Ways To Give


Give the gift of time! Join us in our mission to remove the stigma of substance use disorder by volunteering with Emily’s Hope. Whether you can help out at our events like the Art Show & Auction or Car Show/Poker Run, or provide professional services, your time and expertise can make a difference.

Corporate Giving

Partner with Emily’s Hope to help remove the stigma of substance use disorder through corporate giving. Your company can make a meaningful impact by providing financial support, in-kind donations, or sponsorships for our events and programs. Join us in providing hope, education, and support to those affected by substance use disorder. Contact us to learn more about corporate giving opportunities with Emily’s Hope.

You can also organize a company fundraiser using our online tools. If you’d like a custom campaign for your company setup, email us.

Employer Matching

Double the impact of your donation by taking advantage of your employer’s matching gift program. Your employer’s support can help us continue to provide education, support, and prevention efforts to those who need it most. Check to see if your employer offers a matching gift program.


Make a meaningful impact on the lives of those affected by substance use disorder by donating stock to Emily’s Hope. Your gift will help us remove financial barriers to treatment and recovery, and continue our mission of raising awareness, educating, and preventing substance use disorder.

Donor Advised Fund

You can contribute to our mission more easily through donor-advised funds (DAFs).

Make a strategic impact on the lives of those affected by substance use disorder by donating through a donor advised fund. Your gift will help us provide vital support, education, and prevention efforts to those who need it most.

Donating through your DAF is now just as easy as paying with a credit card or Venmo.

Have an existing donor-advised fund? Please consider making a contribution from your DAF below:

Interested in learning more about DAFs? Check out Chariot’s Guide to DAFs to see what it’s all about and how it can benefit you and support our organization. Please reach out if you have any questions at all.

Legacy Giving

Leave a lasting legacy and make a difference in the lives of those affected by substance use disorder through a legacy gift to Emily’s Hope. Your support will help us continue to remove the stigma of addiction, and provide hope and support to those in need for years to come. We’re still developing this program, but please contact us if you’re interested in learning more.

How Your Gift Helps

Fentanyl is now the number one killer of people aged 18-45, and overdose deaths are at record highs, with more than 107,000 Americans losing their lives to this crisis in the last year alone.
This is a problem that affects us all and requires a united effort to solve.
Prevention Education
K-12 prevention curriculum in development
Prevention is the solution and that Emily’s Hope’s education curriculum is a critical component in combating the fentanyl/overdose crisis.
Treatment Fund
Offsetting treatment in Emily’s hometown
The Emily’s Hope Fund at the Avera Foundation helps offset the cost of treatment and allows more people struggling with addiction to get the help they need at the The Avera Addiction Care Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Public Speaking, TV appearances, podcast & blog
Angela Kennecke is turning her heartbreak into action by traveling the country to bring Emily’s story to communities, conferences and schools.

Questions & Answers

Explore the common questions and answers about donating to Emily’s Hope
How can I manage my reoccurring donation?
Click the link at the bottom of the email receipt you received for your last charge.

More information can be found from our donation platform Givebutter. You can also sign up for an individual account with Givebutter.
Where do your funds go?
As a journalist who has covered various stories of misconduct by non-profits, our founder Angela Kennecke is committed to full transparency. Our GuideStar profile is updated regularly. We’re proud to have earned our 2023 Platinum Seal with Candid.
Why is it asking me for a tip?
In short, tips are an easy way for people to support Givebutter’s free and transparent business model. They rely on these tips to provide their platform for free, with no out-of-pocket expenses to organizations like Emily’s Hope.

Tips are different than processing fees. These go to credit card and payment processing companies like Visa and American Express. These fees cover the secure online processing of each transaction. You can choose to cover these fees when making a donation.

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