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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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Amberwing Takes on Intercultural Leadership Development


Paula Pedersen and Joan Sargent have pieced together something quite remarkable. Something that has become incredibly valuable to the staff at Amberwing – Center for Youth & Family Well-Being and in turn, to the community. That something is called Intercultural … Continued

Miller-Dwan Foundation Funds Mothers and Babies Program


When it comes to mental health, we’re definitely on track. Mentioned yesterday at the Governor’s Task Force on Mental Health, we recently partnered with the Northland Foundation to help fund a new Mothers and Babies program. Designed to train 40 … Continued

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


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