Impact and Programs
In 2018, 11 scholarships for students pursuing degrees in health care delivery related fields were provided to recognize the ongoing needs for both our community, and health system for qualified, caring health care professionals. The scholarships totaled $11,000.
The Hutchinson Health Foundation administers yearly grants, which are approved by the Hutchinson Health Foundation Board of Directors. Some of these grants include: Hutchinson Health, Allina Health Home Hospice, Wheel & Cog Children’s Museum, Elks Inclusive Park, Adult Training and Habilitation Center, Power of Produce Kids Club, New Century Academy, Hutchinson Public Schools, McLeod Country Senior Expo, and the 10th Annual Nurses Conference. In total, $38,157 was dispersed through our grant contributions.
Hutchinson Health received a total of $324,021 towards their new Cancer Center from the Hutchinson Health Foundation.
The Foundation’s Fundraising and Granting: The Foundation raised $1,223,702 in 2018. These funds were directed to a number of programs in our community, as well as well as internal programs, greatest need allocations and capital requests within Hutchinson Health.
The Foundation received a million dollar donation that was designated to support health and well-being initiatives in our community. Initiatives and expenditures did not occur in 2018 for this particular donation, but will be reflected in 2019.
Programs receiving funding included:
Granted $5,999 to the Wheel & Cog Children’s Museum for the addition of a nursery gym and horizontal climbing wall, providing varying levels of complexity and attracting a wide variety of ages to play.
Contributed $5,000 towards the next phase of the Elks Inclusive Park Project, adding additional components that provide a space encouraging social interaction, imaginative play, and sensory stimulating activities for children of all ages and abilities.
Supported the purchase and placement of wheelchairs and automatic electronic defibrillators (AED’s) for the Adult Training and Habilitation Center with funding of $3,058.
Provided the Power of Produce Kids Club with $3,000 to fund a token program aimed at encouraging children to purchase fresh garden vegetables and fruits at the Hutchinson Farmers Market.
Granted the Hutchinson Public Schools with $2,359 for the purchase of five new wheel chairs to aid in the transportation of students.
Presented Hutchinson Health with $2,000 to send Hutchinson Health Nurses to the 10th Annual Nurses Conference for further continuing education opportunities.
Supported the purchase and placement of an automatic electronic defibrillator (AED) at New Century Academy with funding of $1,600.
Supported the purchase of training equipment for the Advance Cardiac Life Support program with funding of $725.00
Presented the Eagle Troup Project with $560 for the purchase of Stop the Bleed Kits that will be provided to several businesses and organizations throughout Hutchinson to provide education and aid for a traumatic bleeding injury.
Contributed $500 as a Program Sponsor of the Hutchinson Health McLeod County Senior Expo, which provides health education and programming to local seniors ages 55 and over.
Granted Hutchinson Health $100 for the purchase of transportation tokens for Hutchinson Health patients to aid in transportation needs and barriers.
Hutchinson Health Foundation exists to improve the health and wellness within our community. Our staff, along with our board’s unwavering commitment to engage donors to support these efforts make this challenging goal achievable. Our role of establishing long lasting partnerships and engaging our community to invest in outstanding health care within Hutchinson Health and our local community, has had a direct and monumental impact in keeping quality, and exceptional care local. This year’s goals align to support the above. We have three areas of focused growth for 2020; donor, awareness, and financial. We will work with donor's to enhance our current relationships, reach out to new donor's at our two special events, and fine tune our re-recruitment strategies to engaged lapsed donors. Our board will work on representing the Foundation and spreading brand awareness about the Foundation - who we are, what we do, how people can get involved. Finally, we have set some financial goals that will allow us to continue to grow in our support of health initiatives at Hutchinson Health and in our community as a whole.
Community or Constituency Served
Hutchinson Health Foundation's main focus is on the community of Hutchinson as well as other local communities in Hutchinson Health's primary market.
Geographic Area Served
Hutchinson Health Foundation's main focus is on the community of Hutchinson as well as other local communities in Hutchinson Health's primary market. Hutchinson Health's primary market includes: Brownton, Buffalo Lake, Cokato, Dassel, Glencoe, Hector, Lester Prairie, Litchfield, Silver Lake, Winstead