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Search Institute addresses the toughest problems facing young people today through positive youth development. Since 2013, we have focused our attention on conducting rigorous research on developmental relationships. We are also creating tools and resources that help schools, youth programs and families form and strengthen those relationships with and among young people.

We depend on your charitable gifts and grants to pursue the research that makes such a difference in the lives of youth worldwide. Would you consider helping?

In Memory of Dr. Barbara B. Varenhorst

A special thanks to the friends and colleagues of Barbara Varenhorst who wish to contribute in her memory to continue her commitment to strengthening relationships in the lives of young people and their families. (See our tribute to Barbara and her impact on Search Institute.)

Credit card: You may contribute through your credit card. Please note “Varenhorst” in the “additional information” section during the check-out process to designate your gift to The Barbara and Vern Varenhorst Fund.

Check or money order: If you would rather donate via personal check or money order, please make contributions payable to Search Institute and note “Varenhorst” in the memo line. Mail it to the address at the bottom of this page.

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Support Search Institute when you shop online – at no extra cost to you. The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate a percentage of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Search Institute.

Go to Smile.Amazon.com and choose Search Institute as your charitable organization.

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0.5% of your purchase will be donated to Search Institute.

The more money spent at AmazonSmile with Search Institute, the more money will be generated to discover what kids need to succeed. Thank you!

Other Options

If you would rather donate via personal check or money order, please make contributions payable to Search Institute and mail to:

Search Institute
Attn: Donations
3001 Broadway Avenue NE, Suite 310
Minneapolis, MN 55413