ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic Health System has announced it's awarding $200,000 to organizations in southern Minnesota and western Wisconsin dedicated to addressing health needs and disparities in the communities it serves as part of the Season of Gratitude program.
"We're proud to be able to distribute significant grants to organizations that make such a difference in our communities," says Erin Sexton, director of Enterprise Community Engagement at Mayo Clinic. "In a year when most budgets are stretched thin for many organizations, these unexpected financial gifts are most appreciated."
Each of the four geographic regions that Mayo Clinic Health System serves, including Northwest Wisconsin, Southwest Wisconsin, Southeast Minnesota and Southwest Minnesota, were awarded $50,000 within each region to community-based organizations. Mayo Clinic Health System collaborates with community organizations year-round, providing support for programs addressing mental health, substance use disorders, children and youth well-being, homelessness and food insecurity. Additional support focuses on furthering diversity, equity and inclusion, and expanding access to COVID-19 information and vaccinations.
The funding is part of a total of $500,000 being distributed across Mayo Clinic communities in Arizona, Florida, Minnesota and Wisconsin as part of the Season of Gratitude program.
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Press ContactKristy Jacobson