Leading initiatives to create a region of the healthiest people.
Building the fundraising & service success of charities.
Empowering people to be the most generous & purpose-driven souls on this planet.
• Health & Wellbeing Initiatives • Training • Support & Resources • Partnerships • Meeting Space •
How we help
These initiatives were developed alongside community partners
to foster widespread health improvement.
Each year, Giving Hearts Day is the second Thursday of February and is one of the longest-running and most successful giving days in the United States.
Since 2008, thousands of generous people like you have donated nearly $165 million and pledged valuable volunteer hours and goods to charities on this exciting give-a-thon day!
100% of the money raised goes directly to participating charities.
Businesses, individuals, families, and schools can get involved.
• Click on the Giving Hearts Day logo below to find out more •
Impact Foundation is based in Fargo and was formed in 2004 in response to a need for North Dakota and northwest Minnesota charities to improve their capabilities to impact health and quality of life in the region.
Along with Dakota Medical Foundation and the Alex Stern Family Foundation, Impact is a co-host of Giving Hearts Day, the longest-running giving day in the United States. Since its inception in 2008, GHD has served as a platform for charities to raise more than $165 million through generous souls nationwide.
The training arm of Giving Hearts Day, the Impact Foundation, helps Giving Hearts Day charities and leaders grow through coaching, resources, and networking opportunities. Impact’s ultimate goal is to help individuals and organizations unlock their potential to serve.
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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.
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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 our region’s health and quality of life.
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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 are deeply committed to helping those who can’t afford care.
• Visit the Foundation website by clicking the logo below •
Through dentist charitable outreach programs, such as Bright Futures in Dentistry, Dental Rental, Kids Without Cavities, Mission of Mercy, and 1 Million Brushes, people have access to low-cost dental care and improve their oral health.
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, diagnose and treat their vision problems, and improve their futures.
• Click on the logo below to visit the Optometric Foundation of North Dakota’s website •
Partners leading and supporting initiatives to improve health and quality of life
Working with and through people like you, Dakota Medical Foundation leads community-centered initiatives and programs, builds the fundraising success of charities, and invests in new ideas that create widespread health improvement.
Since 1996, DMF has invested over $100 million to operate initiatives and expand the impact of over 500 organizations in North Dakota and northwest Minnesota.
In 2004, Dakota Medical Foundation and the Alex Stern Family Foundation formed the Impact Foundation to help charities become exceptional fundraisers and ensure long-term sustainability. The Impact Institute builds the capacity of nonprofits through an annual pathway of resources, training, and tools.
With Impact Foundation and the Alex Stern Family Foundation, DMF hosts the annual 24-hour Giving Hearts Day. Since this first giving day in 2008, generous people have given $165 million, 100% of which goes directly to participating charities.
Connecting people and their life experiences
to opportunities that improve the health of others
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