Community Commitment

Partnering with Our Communities

Making our communities stronger and healthier is at the core of everything we do at Sanford Health. As the nation’s premier rural health system, we’re committed to delivering world-class health care no matter where you live.

Our care extends beyond our medical centers and clinics. We’re active in the communities we serve and invest substantial resources to drive more opportunities and better health for all.


Identifying community needs

Every three years, Sanford Health conducts the Community Health Needs Assessment to learn more about the health and well-being of everyone we serve. The Community Health Needs Assessment allows us to identify significant unmet health needs and prioritize local partnerships and initiatives.

Your participation in the Community Health Needs Assessment helps improve care in your community. Please complete the survey when it opens in October 2023.

For a list of past survey results and implementation strategies, please visit the Community Health Needs Assessment page.


Request Funding

We thank you for your continued service to the community.

Every community is unique, so we consider local conditions for each funding request. We have established criteria to guide these decisions. 

Read funding request criteria.

Charitable Donations, Sponsorships and Community Investments
Sanford Health regional offices review funding requests as they are received. Funding requests must meet criteria demonstrating an identified community health need. Initiatives that support community health priorities may take precedence. Please allow up to 6 weeks for your application to be reviewed and for a determination to be communicated. Additional processing time may be necessary if you are a new vendor or additional information is needed to process payment.

Request Funding

Please note that Sanford Health can’t accept funding requests from:

  • For-profit organizations
  • Political campaigns and candidates
  • Individuals requesting personal funding

Questions? Email Community Relations.


Request a Sanford Health Speaker

Our expert leaders can offer front-line perspectives on the future of health care and the issues health systems are facing now.

If you’re hosting an event and would like a Sanford Health representative to speak, please complete the application below as accurately and completely as possible. Preference may be given to requests for opportunities that align with our strategic priorities in the communities we serve.

Request a Speaker