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Grants awarded

Grant guidelines and priorities

Each year the Foundation targets 5 percent of its unallocated assets to award. Of the 5 percent to be awarded, 20 percent will be held for contingency needs through Sept. 30 of the same year. Grant applications will be accepted April 15 through June 15 each year. Applicants will be notified of grant decisions by Aug. 31, and awards are distributed in October.

2016/2017 fiscal year grant recipients

  • BIO Girls Support Healthy Lifestyles.
  • Building the North Country Trail.
  • AccuVein for Anesthesia/Surgical Services.
  • Bariatric wheelchairs and temporal thermometers.
  • Stationary bike for Bridgeway.
  • Exercise treadmill and bicycle for Cardiology/Pulmonogy.
  • Lake Region Takes Root community garden.
  • Living Well Education Series.
  • Bike Friendly Community/Bike Fleet.
  • Wellness cardio equipment.
  • 2017 Community Health Expo.
  • Blanket warmers.
  • Lifestyle Medicine Program.
  • Driver Rehabilitation Program.
  • Better Breathers Club.
  • Brain Injury Support Group.
  • The Period of Purple Crying.
  • Stress management workshops.
  • REACHH Program/Diabetes Prevention Program.
  • Sleep sacks for newborns.
  • Nordic Rocks Youth Ski Program.
  • LRH Foundation Medical Professions Scholarship Program.

Other recent grant recipients

  • AED for LRH Fitness Center. 
  • Respiratory Care - Better Breather Club.
  • Fitness Circuit for Lake Alice & LRH campus.
  • Community garden project expansion.
  • Driver Rehabilitation Program.
  • Helmets for Kids—Mike Heikes.
  • Lifestyle Medicine One-on-One Patient Exercise Training.
  • MSCTC—SIM-MAN program. 
  • Sleep sacks and vital signs monitors for newborns. 
  • Education tools for Joint Care Center. 
  • Respiratory health patient device assistance.
  • Volunteer training. 
  • Worksite Wellness Program. 
  • Foss swimming lesson scholarships.
  • Cardiac Heartland Society.
  • LRH 3rd Floor Patient Waiting Room Renovation.
  • Driver Rehabilitation Program.
  • Women's health screenings.
  • Suicide and depression awareness/prevention.
  • Community garden.
  • Men's wellness event.
  • Asthma education.
  • Orthopedic Center patient therapy chairs.
  • Cancer patient support.
  • Athletic Republic, ARENA Program.
  • Social services department—Hard Choices for Loving People books.
  • Fergus Falls Police Department—automatic defibrillators.
  • LRH Bridgeway Unit—portable vital signs monitor.
  • Red Cross Volunteer Program.
  • LRH Volunteer Kits.
  • Cancer Center Volunteer Driving Program.
  • Traumatic Brain Injury educational event.
  • Worksite Wellness Stress Management Series.