CentraCare Health Foundation
Invest in exceptional care
CentraCare Health Foundation exists to improve health and health care. It really is that simple, it just takes a tremendous amount of work. Our staff and our board tackle that challenge head on, engaging our community to invest in exceptional care within CentraCare Health and its 12-county service area. The Foundation’s work — and your generosity — benefit all of Central Minnesota by supporting advances in treatment and technology across a spectrum of health care services.
There are different ways to give, and simply put, your gift will provide a healthier future.
View our 2016 Annual Report to see how the CentraCare Health Foundation engages the philanthropic community in partnerships to improve health and health care.
Priority Giving Areas
CentraCare Heart & Vascular Center Funds
- CentraCare Heart & Vascular Center Greatest Needs
- Joseph & Susan Kuhl Heart Center Education
- Coborn Cancer Center Greatest Needs
- Cancer Survivorship Program
- Pediatric Cancer Greatest Needs
- Breast Cancer Greatest Needs
- Dr. Harold E. Windschitl Cancer Research
- Aunt Leona’s
- Hind Site
- CentraCare Radiation Oncology at Douglas County Hospital
Behavioral Health Funds
- Behavioral Health Greatest Needs
- Adult Psychiatry Services
- Clara’s Fund (Child & Adolescent)
- Clara’s House Therapeutic Arts
- Recovery Plus Greatest Needs
- Bernie Belling Recovery
- Journey Home Greatest Needs
- Sallie Engel Fund – Trauma Survivorship
- Senior Helping Hands – Elder Care Network
- St. Cloud Hospital Eating Disorders Program Fund
Cancer Survivorship Center
Building a Future for Cancer Survivors
CentraCare Health remains dedicated to providing leading-edge quality care despite not all services being covered by insurance.
A Cancer Survivorship Center, next to the Coborn Cancer Center, will provide resources for more than 7,000 cancer survivors and their families as they move from treatment back to work and home.
To make the Survivorship Center a reality, we need your help. A generous $1 million gift from the Coborn Family Foundation jump started our efforts. Funding of $3.2 million is needed to build this space dedicated to our cancer survivorship initiatives. Your gift will allow CentraCare to continue to offer services that truly enhance our patients’ lives throughout their journey. Learn more about the Cancer Survivorship Center.
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Long Prairie's Building a Healthy Community Campaign
Building a Healthy Community
Construction of the new 62,000-square-foot medical campus at CentraCare Health - Long Prairie has started, with completion expected in late 2017.
Join us in ensuring that CentraCare Health – Long Prairie continues to deliver on its vision of service and quality, working to improve the health of every patient, everyday. For more information, contact Nicole Bjerke, Development Officer, at 320-732-7337.
Learn more about the Building a Healthy Community Campaign
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Melrose's Our Commitment to a Healthy Community Campaign
Our Commitment to a Healthy Community
The single most important initiative Melrose can undertake is building a new hospital capable of meeting the community’s current and future health needs. In response to changes in today’s patient demands and technological advances, a new hospital will transform the front door of health care in Melrose and strategically position CentraCare Health – Melrose to serve area residents for years to come. The new hospital will not only retain and recruit qualified physicians and staff, but also help many other Melrose-area employers recruit qualified employees to the area. The end result will boost the local economy and reap sustainable, future economic benefit for the entire region.
Join us in ensuring that CentraCare health – Melrose continues to deliver on its vision of service and quality, working to improve the health of every patient, everyday. For more information contact Julie Baum, Development Officer at 320-256-1807.
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“Without philanthropy, there would be no Child Life Specialists, no Care Coordinators, no Music or Art Therapists and no Gorecki Guest House or Clara's House."
Christy Gilleland, Foundation Board of Directors Chair
This past year, 7,000 benefactors invested more than $9.4 million in CentraCare Health to support educational programs, conduct research and provide services that improve the quality of health and health care in our region.
We are so grateful for your generous gifts and support, which provide hope and healing.
In the past fiscal year, CentraCare Health Foundation gave $5.8 million in health care grants throughout Central Minnesota.