Community Commitment

CentraCare is a not-for-profit with the primary mission of patient care. CentraCare is dedicated to giving back to our local communities through charitable contributions, sponsorships and in-kind gifts to organizations who enrich lives and improve the health and well-being of the communities we serve.


CentraCare will consider regional and local/community requests that serve the residents within the counties of our locations in Central, Southwest and West Central Minnesota.

Priority is given to efforts that demonstrate one or more of the following:

  • Improves health, wellness and safety
  • Community health education
  • Enhances our community

Contribution requests not eligible under our policy include but are not limited to:

  • Individual or family benefits
  • Religious or political activities
  • For-profit organizations
  • Contests or pageants
  • Recreational team/individual sponsorships
  • Students raising funds for travel to competitions or events
  • Requests for employees matching funds
  • Foundations that are primarily grant-making agencies
  • Trips, tours and transportation
  • General operating expenses
  • Organizations that deny or limit service, membership or involvement on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, nationality, ancestry, citizenship, veteran or disability status.

Charitable gift criteria are at the discretion of CentraCare Contributions & Community Relations and are subject to change at any time.

Our Process

CentraCare welcomes electronic submissions for funding requests at any time however; funding decisions are made monthly during the year. An organization may only submit one request per year.

Someone may contact you with specific questions and/or to request additional information if needed. You may also be asked to visit with our CentraCare Contributions & Community Relations team to present your request in more depth.

The Contributions & Community Relations team meets monthly. Final decisions and notification will be given after the meetings.

Contribution Information & Application Form

An application form must be completed to have your submission reviewed by the Contributions & Community Relations team; incomplete applications will not be considered.

Due to the large number of requests received, we’re unable to respond to all applications. Those requests that are selected to be funded in some way will receive a timely reply.

Types of charitable gifts

Charitable Contribution
A monetary gift to non-profits and other organizations whose mission, objectives, goals and initiatives concur with CentraCare.

Financial support of a community event or fundraiser in exchange for CentraCare advertising and/or logo placement.

In-kind donation
Donation of door prizes and/or give-away items to support a community event or fundraiser.