Who we are

The Sanford Health Foundation supports the mission of Sanford Health, a nonprofit health care leader committed to improving the human condition.

Headquartered in the heart of the American Midwest, Sanford Health is one of the largest health care providers in the nation and a pioneer in the next generation of treatments and cures. Its continuing journey of growth and innovation is driven by the passion of donors who are committed to building a stronger, healthier future here at home and around the world.

Gifts of all types and sizes support everything involved in the daily work of healing patients, including staff education, equipment, technology and programs and non-billed services like social work, nurse navigation, spiritual care and more.

We also manage hundreds of endowed 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 at Sanford Children’s Hospital in Fargo and Sioux Falls, as well as Brave Kids Bold Cures and Cure Kids Cancer.


Give with Confidence

Since 2012, the Sanford Health Foundation has ranked in the top tier of effective fundraising organizations as determined by the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP). The distinction reflects an exceptional commitment to efficiency and effectiveness.

We take great care to honor each donor’s intentions. When a gift is designated to a particular area—whether it’s research in Sioux Falls, patient care in Bismarck or program support in Fargo—100 percent of the gift is directed to that priority.