Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota

Mission Statement

The Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota leads the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures and save lives.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments Our Education programs consisted of Adult Presentations, School Personnel Presentations, Student Presentations, Expo, Workshops, Exhibits, and Seizure Smart Community Trainings. These served 29,653 in 2017. Our Connect programs consisted of Family Fun Events, Adult Connect Groups, Shining Stars, and youth camp programs. These programs served 2,093 in 2017. Our Empower Programs consisted of an Advocacy Day at the Capital, Creative Arts programs, our Information and Referral services, and our volunteer programs. These programs served 1,198 in 2017.
Current Goals In helping people realize their full potential, EFMN’s 2018 programmatic goals are two-fold. First, programs and services will continue to be implemented within the areas of educate, connect, and empower. Second, in working within a new three year strategic plan, there are three areas in which strategies have been developed. AREA 1: Increase Epilepsy Awareness & Programming. Our strategic goals in this area are to rebrand our Seizure Smart Schools program; establish a plan for a higher education initiative; hire a .5FTE employment coordinator to implement new employment services program; develop day camps in our 4 regions; and, develop 2 – 3 more epilepsy related print resource materials for participants and community . AREA 2: Connect With More Communities. Our strategic goals in this area are to clarify types of underserved communities which overlap with the epilepsy community; perform and internal review of continuum of service; develop a clinic communication plan; create a newly diagnosed kit and developed an implementation plan; and, identify strategies to further partner with the medical community. AREA 3: Invest In Our Internal Resources. Our strategic goals in this area are to establish a targeted professional development program; assess staffing levels; invest in data and technology infrastructure; and ensure our program department salaries match market median
Community or Constituency Served We served people affected by epilepsy as well as the broader public.
Geographic Area Served Minnesota and eastern North Dakota

Reports & Finances

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Major Program Expenses
Education and Seizure First Aid Trainings:
Connect groups for Youth and Adults:
Information and Referral services:
3 Year Average Expenses
Program Services
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Notes from the Council

Organization Last Reviewed on 10/28/2018

This date is representative of when we completed our initial Accountability Wizard® nonprofit review, and provided the organization with their results. This review is good for three years from the date provided
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1600 University Ave W
St Paul, MN 55104
Phone: 651-287-2300
Website: efmn.org

General Information

Alternative Name: EFMN Epilepsy Foundation of MN
EIN: 41-0874541
Principal Staff: Heidi Fisher
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 38
Number of Volunteers: 185
Number of Clients: 53,000
Ruling Year: 1962


Board Chair: Brandon Megal
Number of Board Members: 21
Board Meetings with Quorum: 7
Average Member Attendance: 17.1

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