Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Foundation

When you contribute to Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Foundation, you strengthen your community and help improve care in the Detroit Lakes area.

Why Give?

See how St. Mary’s Foundation makes a healthy difference in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. Meet some of our donors and read about why they give to St. Mary’s Foundation.

Areas Of Giving

Give an unrestricted gift, which allows us to direct your donation to the area of greatest need. Or, support a cause that’s close to your heart by designating your contribution for a specific project or fund, such as:

  • Angel of Remembrance – Supports the families of those who have lost a child.
  • Bereavement Fund – Assists parents who have lost a child
  • Cancer Care Fund – Helps advance cancer care
  • General Fund/Multi - Purpose Fund
  • Breast Health Project - Supports patients by upgrading waiting and treatment rooms, implementing a breast navigator program in Detroit Lakes, and purchasing equipment such as a breast MRI coil, radiofrequency tags, and hand held localizer. 
  • Oak Crossing Family Council – Supports the patients and the families of patients who are linking at Oak Crossing
  • Patient Crisis Fund – Provides resources to those in need
  • Scholarship Fund – Helps Essentia employees pursue education
  • Trauma Care Fund – Upgrades equipment to improve trauma care
  • General Fund/Multi-Purpose Fund

Giving Levels & Recognition

Donations of every size provide important resources to support our growing community. Support our mission of health and healing at the level that’s right for you:

  • Giving Circle – Annual gifts between $25 and $1,000
  • Gold Leaf Club – Individual donations of $10,000, payable up to 10 years
  • Major Gifts – Business or individual contributions of $25,000 or more
  • Lasting Imprint – Planned gifts, such as those bestowed through a will or estate plan
  • ROOTS – Gifts of all sizes from Essentia Health employees

Volunteer for St. Mary’s Foundation

Share your time and talents with St. Mary’s Foundation. Volunteer to:

  • Serve on one of our fundraising committees
  • Strengthen our relationships with the community and local employers
  • Plan and hold a fundraiser to benefit an Essentia program or service that’s important to you

For more information, email the foundation director or call 218-847-0867.

About St. Mary’s Foundation

Part of Essentia Health Foundation, St. Mary’s Foundation is a volunteer-driven, nonprofit organization that supports the programs and services of Essentia facilities in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. With your help, we’ve raised more than $7.6 million for better health care in our community since 1999.

COVID-19 Response Fund

Help support our patients, their families, and our health care staff's well-being during this time of uncertainty.