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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.

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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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Healing Space


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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SafeKids: Boy George and the Miller-Dwan Foundation Share a Passion


On the first episode of NBC’s new show, The Celebrity Apprentice, Boy George won $50,000 for the charity of his choice, Safe Kids Worldwide, whose mission is to protect kids from the No. 1 cause of death to children in … Continued

Give Your Mental Health a Boost with Tips from a Child Psychologist


For many of us, the New Year is a time to focus on creating healthy habits, such as exercising more and eating healthier. But Chelsey Harju, psychotherapist at Amberwing – Center for Youth & Family Well-Being, argues that those goals … Continued

Welcoming Pets into Healthcare


Many people have warm childhood memories of pets, whether growing up with a family dog or caring for farm animals. Pets can help teach children responsibility and compassion, and they provide the comfort of companionship for people of all ages. … Continued

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