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Funding Opportunities

  • Faith Community Nurse Partnership of Central Minnesota. Download application to view more information. (PDF)
  • The Catholic Education Ministries Grant for Catholic RNs in the Diocese of Saint Cloud. Application deadlines are Jan. 15, May 15 and Aug. 15. Please submit the completed grant application to: David Fremo, Director, Catholic Education Ministries, Diocese of St. Cloud, 305 7th Ave. N, St. Cloud, MN 56303, 320-251-0111. Learn more information about the Catholic Education Ministries Scholarship.
  • The Evangelical Lutheran Parish Nurse Association, Region 3 Grant Application (MN, SD, ND). Grant to be used for the development of a parish/faith community nurse program in a faith community. Contact FCN Coordinator, Becky Hulden, 651-632-5335
  • Elim Care Faith Community Nursing offers up to $1,000 in matching funds to North Central District EFCA churches to assist in starting a Faith Community Nurse Ministry. Contact Mary Martin, Director of Faith Community Nursing,, 952.259.4461,
  • Minnesota United Methodist Parish Nurses Association. Contact President, Marion Hansen,, 218-837-5054
  • The St. Cloud School of Nursing Alumni Association. Contact Elaine Prom, 320-253-7363. See School of Nursing Alumni Scholarship details.

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare care givers have been working around the clock for more than 20 months to care for you, your families and friends during COVID. We are committed to caring for every Minnesotan who needs us, and nothing will prevent us from doing so – even during these never-seen-before times.

The challenge of providing this level of care is that our hospital beds are often full. ERs in all of our hospitals are packed. And our clinical teams are exhausted. Early in the pandemic, our community stepped up in amazing ways to help us. We ask that you again join us in fighting this pandemic together.

How can you help?

  • Please get your COVID vaccines and booster shots. They are proven safe and effective in reducing COVID illness, keeping people out of the hospital, and preventing death.
  • If your situation is not an emergency, please use other care options, including:
  • If this is a medical emergency, call 9-1-1, or visit the ER.

Together, we can do this. Thank you for your support.

Ken Holmen, MD
President and CEO