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Community Involvement

In our profession, we’re always thinking about the effects that today’s decisions will have on the future. When it comes to philanthropy, we believe that when we help others, we’re making an impact that will be felt for generations to come. That’s why our team is proud to support our communities through a variety of great organizations.

Children’s HeartLink

We save children's lives by transforming pediatric heart care in underserved parts of the world. Since 1969 Children’s HeartLink has been dedicated to caring for children with heart disease. On an annual basis over 177,000 children are served at our partner hospitals around the world, and that number is growing every year. Thousands of medical professionals in underserved regions are now more equipped to care for children with heart disease.

Feed My Starving Children

Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) believes hope starts with food. As a Christian nonprofit, FMSC is dedicated to seeing every child whole in body and spirit. FMSC works with food distribution partners that stay with communities for the long haul, empowering them to move from relief to development.

FMSC meals are developed by food science and nutrition professionals to supplement nutritional needs and reduce problems with malnutrition. Nutrition allows children to grow, thrive and develop to their full potential.

Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation

For 40 years, MHIF has been one of the leading non-profit cardiovascular and vascular research and education institutions in the country with over 200 active research studies and publications ongoing each year. Every day we make it our goal to move the needle in making new discoveries for heart disease research, and sharing our learnings to improve the lives of patients worldwide. If you have any questions about MHIF, please let us know by reaching out to [email protected].

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family's ability to pay.

Alex's Lemonade Stand

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) emerged from the front yard lemonade stand of cancer patient Alexandra "Alex" Scott (1996-2004). In 2000, 4-year-old Alex announced that she wanted to hold a lemonade stand to raise money to help find a cure for all children with cancer. Since Alex held that first stand, the Foundation bearing her name has evolved into a national fundraising movement, complete with thousands of supporters across the country carrying on her legacy of hope. Northwestern Mutual, through the Northwestern Mutual Foundation, announced its new multi-year philanthropic program to fight pediatric cancer.

Pinky Swear Foundation

Pinky Swear Foundation's mission is helping kids with cancer and their families with financial and emotional support. Pinky Swear Foundation was established by Steve and Becky Chepokas in memory of their son, Mitch. Since his passing in 2003, Pinky Swear Foundation has provided more than $4.5 million in financial assistance and quality of life support. They have helped thousands of families whose children are bravely battling the ugliness of cancer.

Jack’s Basket

Jack’s Basket is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a mission to celebrate babies with Down syndrome. We strive to ensure that every new and expectant parent is provided resources and avenues of support within the community. We aim to educate medical providers on how to discuss the diagnosis in an unbiased way in hopes that having a baby with Down syndrome is celebrated like any other.

Lead the Way Foundation

Established by Vikings legend Chad Greenway and his wife Jenni, the mission of the Lead the Way Foundation is to provide seriously ill and physically challenged children and their families throughout the Twin Cities with daily support and life-changing experiences. Since 2011, the Lead the Way Foundation has touched the lives of over 17 million medically in-need children and their family members.

The Little Hospice

The N. C. Little Memorial Hospice is a not-for-profit, independent hospice organization providing expert pain management, symptom control and compassionate care for people living with a terminal illness. We serve patients throughout the State of Minnesota and beyond. The Little Hospice has earned the community's respect over the years by providing exceptional care to those in need. The Little Hospice is the state's longest serving residential hospice and is licensed by the Minnesota Department of Health. We believe that no one should live in pain; no one should live in fear of dying with their symptoms out of control; and no one should die feeling alone.

Grow to Grow

Grow to Grow is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that employs teenagers to design and create plant arrangements for garden containers and window boxes in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area. By working for Grow to Grow, the teens gain horticultural knowledge, sales and marketing experience, time management and communication skills, and confidence. They also earn decent wages and are introduced to new networks and mentors. Customers receive beautiful, custom-designed plant arrangements to enjoy throughout each season!