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The Sanford Health Foundation is the fundraising arm for Sanford Health, the largest rural, not-for-profit, integrated health system in the nation. Our work helps Sanford Health improve the human condition.

Every year, thousands of individuals, businesses and organizations provide financial support to the Foundation in one of its four locations: Sioux Falls, S.D.; Fargo, N.D.; Bemidji, Minn.; and Bismarck, N.D., all of which share the common goal of enhancing the lives, health and hope of the patients served by Sanford Health in each of these regions. All funds raised are used in the region specified by the donor to support programs, services, research and patient care in areas such as Cancer, Children's, Heart, Hospice, Neurology, Trauma and Women's, to name a few.

The Foundation manages hundreds of endowment funds, created by individual and family donors of $10,000 or more and corporate donors of $25,000 or more. These special funds are designed to provide on-going, perpetual support for the area of each donor's choice.

The Sanford Health Foundation is also home to Children's Miracle Network. Donors to this special program provide critical support to Sanford Children's Hospital in Fargo and Sioux Falls, ensuring continuation of important programs like Child Life and the purchase of specialized, cutting-edge equipment.

Cure Kids Cancer is also a part of the Sanford Health Foundation in Sioux Falls. Funds raised through Cure Kids Cancer support pediatric oncology programs and services at Sanford Children's Hospital in Sioux Falls.

The Sanford Health Foundation is a 501c3, non-profit organization and in each region is governed by its own Board of Directors.