Mayo Clinic Health System cares for its patients, communities and each other, and Mayo's Bold. Forward. strategy supports this care through work to Cure, Connect, and Transform healthcare for all. As this strategy successfully unfolds, this year Mayo Clinic Health System is able to invest an additional $900,000 in local community organizations addressing pressing needs related to housing, food insecurity, access to healthcare, and safe places for learning and youth enrichment.
"We are excited to be able to provide these investments directly in our Mayo Clinic Health System communities during the holiday season to strengthen our communities and positively impact health and well-being," says Prathibha Varkey, M.B.B.S., president of Mayo Clinic Health System. "These contributions will help foster vibrant, healthy communities where our patients and dedicated staff work and live."
A total of $900,000 will be distributed to organizations helping people in Minnesota and Wisconsin communities, including:
- In Southeast Minnesota, funds will support the Mower County Hometown Food Security Project, the Freeborn County Backpack Program and emergency funding for transitional housing in Steele County.
- In Southwest Minnesota, contributions are earmarked for the ECHO Food Shelf, Minnesota State University Maverick Food Pantry and the St. Peter Community Free Clinic – all serving the Mankato area.
- In Northwest Wisconsin, funds will support the Haven House Day Resource Center in Eau Claire, Hope Village in Chippewa Falls and the Boys & Girls Club of Barron County in Rice Lake.
- In Southwest Wisconsin, funds will support the Boys & Girls Club of Greater La Crosse in Onalaska, the Hunger Task Force and homelessness program support in La Crosse.
The organizations were chosen based on community needs, how their work aligns with Mayo Clinic's mission and Mayo's history of collaboration with each organization.
This one-time investment also complements the financial support Mayo already provides to community organizations and the extensive work Mayo Clinic staff do within their communities.
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Press ContactKristy Jacobson