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Member Charities

Community Health Charities Minnesota supports 36 well-known and trusted charities that provide research, prevention and direct programs for people affected by serious health issues. We review, evaluate and monitor our member charities annually to ensure high standards of service and quality. In addition, each member charity must complete the Charities Review Council “Accountability Wizard,” a standardized evaluation tool addressing areas of accountability and transparency for charities. Charity Review Council evaluations are located at

Membership Requirements
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National Charities
View a complete list of Community Health Charities of America’s member charities.

Community Health Charities Minnesota Member Charities

The ALS Association, MN/ND/SD Chapter

Leading the fight to cure and treat ALS through global cutting edge research and empowering people with Lou Gehrig’s Disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support.

Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota–North Dakota

Provides help and hope to individuals, families and care partners facing Alzheimer’s and related diseases through leadership, support, education, advocacy and research.

American Diabetes Association Minnesota Area

Nation’s leading nonprofit organization working to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. Provides information, advocacy and research for all types of diabetes.

American Lung Association in Minnesota

Saving lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through advocacy, research and education.

Arthritis Foundation Upper Midwest Region

Improves lives through leadership in the prevention, control and cure of arthritis and related diseases. We support public health, public policy and research to serve people of all ages living with arthritis.

Association For Nonsmokers–Minnesota

Promotes and serves Minnesota nonsmokers in their quest for clean, healthy, smoke-free air where they work, live and recreate; to support the youth in their effort to remain nonsmokers; and to reduce the human and economic toll taken on Minnesotans through the use of tobacco.

Be The Match Foundation

Helps patients who require a marrow transplant find a donor and receive the treatment they need.

Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota Foundation

Provides financial support to our not-for-profit hospitals and clinics who serve the most critically ill children in the five-state region through high-quality, family centered pediatric services. Funds will specifically support chronic illness research, services and education.


Provides free websites that connect people experiencing a significant health challenge to family and friends, making each health journey easier. Powered by generous donors, CaringBridge websites offer a personal and private space to communicate and show support, saving time and emotional energy when health matters most.

Children’s Cancer Research Fund

Dedicated to investing in bold, early stage research at the University of Minnesota that leads to game-changing treatments and cures for children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Provides non-medical support to patients and their families.

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, Minnesota/Dakotas Chapter

Striving to improve the quality of life for children and adults living with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis through patient and physician education, vital research, support programs and Camp Oasis.

Epilepsy Foundation  of Minnesota

Our vision is a world where people with seizures realize their full potential.  We provide programs that educate, connect and empower individuals, families and communities.

Faith’s Lodge

Provides a place where parents and families, facing the serious illness or death of a child, can retreat to reflect on the past, renew strength for the present and build hope for the future.


Fraser is a nationally renowned Minnesota nonprofit serving children and adults with special needs through comprehensive education, healthcare and housing services. Fraser is a leading provider of autism services at a time when the need is critical.


Helping to restore hope, healing and health to people affected by addiction to alcohol and other drugs. We support families and individuals through a comprehensive approach that includes treatment, publishing, research, education and advocacy. We are the leading publisher of evidence-based prevention and treatment curricula, and our accredited graduate school prepares future leaders in addiction counseling.

Hemophilia Foundation of Minnesota/Dakotas

We dedicate ourselves to advancing the quality of life of individuals and families affected by hemophilia or other bleeding disorders by providing a broad range of services and programs.


Driven by a belief in a cure, science to back it up and passionate volunteers, JDRF will cure diabetes by funding research and providing support and education.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Minnesota Chapter

Working to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life for patients and their families.

The Lupus Foundation of Minnesota

We serve those affected by lupus, raise awareness and fund research in an ongoing effort to improve the lives of others.

March of Dimes

Dedicated to the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality through programs of research, community services, education and advocacy.

Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

A Comprehensive Cancer Center designated by the National Cancer Institute for cancer research, patient treatment and community education.

Memorial Blood Centers

A nationally known, locally operated, nonprofit community blood center that supplies life-saving blood and blood components. Operates 11 donor centers in Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin, and provides advanced scientific laboratory tests and services for organizations nationwide.

Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation

Our mission is simple: to promote and improve cardiovascular health, quality of life and longevity for all. We exist to create a world without heart disease.

Minnesota AIDS Project

Provides up-to-date, quality educational programming to the general public  to prevent the spread of HIV, reduce HIV stigma and improve the lives of those living with HIV disease. Programs are customizable.

Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance

Dedicated to enhancing the quality of life and the promise of a better tomorrow for the 100,000 Minnesotans living with brain injury through advocacy, education and support services.

Minnesota Network of Hospice and Palliative Care

Promotes quality of life in our communities through advance care planning, palliative care and hospice.

Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance

Provides support and information to women and families affected by ovarian cancer, funds ovarian cancer research, educates medical professionals and the public to improve care and treatment.

Minnesota Stroke Association

Reduces the incidence of stroke and restores hope in people coping with the sudden and long lasting effects of a stroke.

The Miracles of Mitch Foundation

Provides financial and quality-of-life assistance to the families of children battling cancer, enabling them to maintain a sense of normalcy during an abnormally stressful time in their lives.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Minnesota

A statewide grassroots organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults with mental illnesses and their families by providing education, support and advocacy.

National Kidney Foundation

Is the leading organization in the U.S. dedicated to the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease for hundreds of thousands of healthcare professionals, millions of patients and their families, and tens of millions of Americans at risk.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Upper Midwest Chapter

We mobilize people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by multiple sclerosis.

One Heartland

Dedicated to improving the lives of children, youth and their families facing HIV/AIDS and other significant life challenges worldwide.

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

The only nationwide network of people dedicated to working together to advance research, support patients and create hope for those affected by pancreatic cancer.

Ronald McDonald House Charities, Upper Midwest

Creates, finds and supports programs that provide a caring community for families with seriously ill children while increasing children’s access to health care services.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Works to find cures for children with catastrophic illness through research and treatment. Hospital is unique as it is the first with the sole purpose of researching catastrophic childhood diseases, freely sharing discoveries with scientific and medical communities. No child is ever denied treatment because of the family’s inability to pay

Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE)

A national nonprofit organization, SAVE uses public health strategies to prevent suicide through public awareness, community education and by providing tools for community action.

Susan G. Komen For The Cure – Minnesota Affliate

Our promise: To save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures.