Foundation in Bemidji

The Sanford Health Foundation supports Sanford Health in Bemidji, Minnesota — the largest health care provider in the region, delivering exceptional care for thousands of people.

The Sanford Health mission is supported by our family of committed donors. Donors drive continued progress and innovation and help meet our community’s growing and changing needs.

Impacting Lives

The impact of giving is transforming and saving lives in northern Minnesota. Major projects support the everyday work of health and healing.

Bemidji’s first cardiology program and expanding cancer center reflect our commitment to improving the human condition through exceptional care, innovation, and discovery.


Latest Stories

Your philanthropy touches the lives of patients and families across the region in real and meaningful ways.

Meet the finalists for the Sanford Lorraine Cross Award

From among the world’s most daring and determined innovators working in the most promising fields of medical science, just four...

‘Mr. Miracle’ recovers from life-threatening heart condition

On any given day, you might see Don Thorson casting a line on a local lake. You wouldn't know a...

Finding the beauty of hope

 Rochelle Friesen stood in front of her bathroom mirror with dog clippers in her hand. A few days earlier...

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