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Who We Are

We are fundraisers, grantmakers, catalysts––working to improve the health of the people of northeastern Minnesota, Northwestern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. We support the future and the legacy of Miller-Dwan Medical Center, Polinsky Medical Rehabilitation Center, Solvay Hospice House, Amberwing – Center for Youth & Family Well-Being and other community initiatives for our region’s health. By coming together with those who share our vision and passion, we make a difference in the lives of people every day. Learn more

What We Do


The Miller-Dwan Foundation provides grant support from a variety of funds. Please carefully review each fund, the associated funding guidelines and past grants to determine your eligibility.

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Special Projects

Our fundraising interests are:

  • Cancer treatment/radiation oncology services
  • Burn care
  • Mental health services
  • Adolescent substance abuse services
  • Physical rehabilitation and the needs of people with disabilities
  • Specialty surgical services
  • other healthcare areas as identified

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The healing power is in your hands. Support vital existing programs and nourish brave new efforts now and into the future

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Upcoming Events

5:00 pm Survivorship Celebration @ Clyde Iron Works
Survivorship Celebration @ Clyde Iron Works
Jun 8 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Miller-Dwan Foundation is proud to announce the return of our 2nd annual Caring Ways Cancer Resource Center Survivorship Celebration for cancer survivors and their families. Join us for live music, great food, cancer treatment related vendors, giveaways and more.
5:00 pm ARTcetera @ DECC- Harbor Side Convention Center and Ballroom
ARTcetera @ DECC- Harbor Side Convention Center and Ballroom
Sep 24 @ 5:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Who: The Miller-Dwan Foundation hosts the 18th Annual ARTcetera What: An exclusive gourmet dinner and auction gala with an impressive selection of one-of-a-kind vacation experiences, luxury services, elegant dinner parties, unique jewelry and original artwork all with live music and … Continued

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Adult Inpatient Mental Health Unit – It’s About the Care


By Lainie Janke Each and every person is a unique. Everyone possesses personal worth. And every single individual, family member, and loved one is valued. That’s the philosophy of the Adult Inpatient Mental Health Unit located in the Miller-Dwan Building, … Continued

Miller-Dwan Foundation Receives $5,000 Grant from Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community for Adult Inpatient Unit Renovation


  The Miller-Dwan Foundation announced a $5,000 grant received from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community. The grant will be used to help renovate the Adult Inpatient Mental Health Unit located in the Miller-Dwan Building. The renovation will dramatically advance the … Continued

Press Release: Check to be Presented to Amberwing


(Duluth, MN) January 6, 2016 –Former NHL player, Butch Williams and Duluth Grill owner, Tom Hanson, will make a check presentation Amberwing – Center for Youth & Family Well-Being, as well as the Peterson Legacy Fund, at Amberwing on January … Continued


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