Leading initiatives to create a region of the healthiest people.
Building the fundraising success of charities.
Investing in new ideas that create widespread health improvement.
• TRAINING • SUPPORT & RESOURCES • PARTNERSHIPS • meeting space •
for health-related entities & charities
It all begins with you.
We can be your foundation.
We know the power of the human spirit.
We get to witness it often.
It begins with someone like you.
You know you can help. You refuse to accept the status quo of health or surrender to helplessness in making life better for others.
Want to leave a legacy? Transform money into meaning? Plant your pain or loss into a promise of health and hope?
Since 1962, Dakota Medical Foundation has been connecting people and their life experiences to opportunities that improve the health of others. Let us guide you, so you can do the good you dream of and rescue lives held hostage by un-health or circumstance.
We can be your foundation.
Dakota Medical Foundation
Since 1962, Dakota Medical Foundation has been connecting people and their life experiences
to opportunities that improve the health of others.
How we help you
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DMF LAUNCHES TEMPORARY GIVING PLATFORM TO HELP CHARITIES THROUGH COVID-19
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Dakota Medical Foundation (DMF), Impact Foundation, and Alex Stern Family Foundation have developed a multi-faceted response to help charities across North Dakota and northwest Minnesota ensure continuity of services for the populations they serve.
All Giving Hearts Day charities are listed on the Helping Hearts site and have been asked to update their individual profiles to reflect their urgent needs in light of COVID-19. Additionally, safety-net charities that did not participate in Giving Hearts Day are encouraged to utilize the platform and can request an application via email at GHDInfo@dakmed.org.
DMF COVID-19 Critical Services Fund
DMF has also created the “DMF COVID-19 Critical Services Fund” to raise additional support for critical safety-net health and human services organizations in the region. 100% of dollars raised through this fund will be distributed as grants because DMF will cover all administrative expenses.To give to this fund, please visit this link.
Giving Hearts Day ♥ February 11, 2021
Each year, Giving Hearts Day is the second Thursday of February and is the longest-running giving day in the United States.
Since 2008, $90 million has been raised for nearly 500 charities in the region on this exciting give-a-thon day!
Any day or night of the year, generous individuals and groups can use GivingHeartsDay.org to connect with a charity to donate or volunteer.
Click the Giving Hearts Day link or logo above if you’d like to donate to a charity with your time or money.
Special note: As of March 30, 2020, GivingHeartsDay.org has been repurposed to aid charities through COVID-19. The site’s repurposed name is DMFHelpingHearts.org and you may still connect with charities to donate.
Want to fundraise better?
Recruit and retain effective board members?
The Impact Institute provides high impact training for charities in the areas of fundraising and effective boards.
Click here: GET STARTED to access a contact form. Indicate your interest in high impact training and submit your contact information.
If you’ve ever thought about establishing a foundation or charity, but the hassle of paperwork, accounting details, and tax reporting stopped you in your tracks,
you may be interested in a charitable fund through Dakota Medical Foundation.
We establish charitable funds, often called family foundations or endowment funds, for individuals, families, businesses, and community groups working to impact health and quality of life in our region.
The North Dakota Dental Foundation began with the belief that dentists are well positioned to address issues that prevent people from getting dental care, and is deeply committed to helping those who can’t afford care.
Dental Assistant Workforce Initiative addresses the shortage of dental assistants in North Dakota by promoting the position and offering incentives for training. This initiative increased the applications to NDSCS dental assisting program by 55% from 2018-2019.
Click on the logo below to visit the North Dakota Dental Foundation’s website to find out more.
Lend A Hand Up was created in 2007:
- offering unique tools and funding to increase the help for local families in medical crisis
- to help caring community members raise financial help for friends and neighbors in medical crisis
- to inspire and enhance the success of volunteer-led fundraisers for families in medical crisis.
Click the Lend A Hand Up logo below to find out more.
Listen to a family who was helped through a fundraiser supported by Lend A Hand Up.
PROTECT CHILDREN FROM SEXUAL ABUSE
You can’t outwardly “see” a sexual abuser and neither can your child. Yet there are signs in the typical behaviors of abusers. You can become wiser, prevent risk through mindful supervision and stand to protect children.
Click the Stand to Protect logo below to learn more and get involved.
Youth Substance Abuse
Preventing adolescent substance use begins with creating a meaningful network of connections and meeting kids and families where they are to help them find a place in the community. LevelUp helps families with prevention education and make healthy connections in the community.
Click the LevelUp Fargo logo below to find out more.
Opened in 2013, the Dakota Medical Foundation building is a gift to the community.
It is a place to gather and do great things.
DMF offers free or low-cost meeting space to health organizations and nonprofits for:
meetings | conferences | training
classes | retreats | events
We don’t want a where to hold back the progress of your what, why and how of doing good.
Click on the image below to visit our MEETING SPACE page for more information.
Did you know?
- 80% of a child’s learning ability relies on vision.
- 1 in 4 kids starting Kindergarten have vision problems.
- Vision problems affect 70% of juvenile delinquents.
The problem is, many kids don’t have the opportunity to get an eye exam. With your support, we can increase these opportunities, get their vision problems diagnosed and treated, and improve their futures.
Click on the logo below to visit the Optometric Foundation of North Dakota’s website.
connect with dmf staff
Upon receiving your call or message, a DMF staff member will connect with you via phone or email message.
get a personalized plan
Work alongside a DMF staff member or partner and establish a plan based on your desire to do good and improve lives.
We support charities and we support you.
Often the hardest thing about getting started is getting started.
Let us guide you.
We can be your foundation.
“When you start or support a charity,
you are telling someone they matter.
You are easing pain. You are inspiring dreams.
Sometimes you are saving lives.”
- J. Patrick traynor, executive director of Dakota medical foundation
Investing in new ideas
that create widespread health improvement