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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 Living Well with Dementia – A Sh... @ Holiday Inn, Great Lakes Ballroom
Living Well with Dementia – A Sh... @ Holiday Inn, Great Lakes Ballroom
Nov 18 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Mark your calendars, and join the Miller-Dwan Foundation and speakers Susan and John McFadden for a free community-wide conversation about honoring those journeying into dementia. The McFaddens call for all of us to come together to build supportive, ongoing friendships … Continued

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Employee Campaign, You Help Us Meet That Goal


The Miller-Dwan Foundation supports the historical specialty care areas of the former Miller-Dwan Medical Center. So we take care of the burn, wound and pain care departments, radiation oncology, surgical services that happen in the Miller-Dwan Building as well as … Continued

Be Cautious When Giving


Some people in our region have reported receiving letters from the “Hospice Support Fund” asking them to donate to the “2015 Silver Bay Area Appeal” by sending money to an address in Virginia. We would like members of our local … Continued

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Welcome to the new Miller-Dwan Foundation website! We’ve streamlined our site to make it easier to navigate, more user-friendly and to more clearly reflect the work we do right here in our region. One of the first things you might … Continued


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