Philanthropy in Practice Statewide Fundraising Campaign

Philanthropy in Practice

"Please join other physicians from across Minnesota to make a strong statement that Minnesota's physicians are here to lend our help to those who need us most because we are all in this together." - Juan Bowen, MD and President of the MMA Foundation

Donate by May 5 to Help Homeless Minnesotans

MMA's Foundation, in collaboration with the Twin Cities Medical Society and the Zumbro Valley Medical Society, invite all Minnesota physicians to contribute to the 'Philanthropy in Practice' statewide fundraising campaign to benefit organizations across Minnesota who serve those experiencing homelessness.

As the COVID-19 virus spreads, people experiencing homelessness are especially vulnerable to infection. The shuttering of many businesses has greatly limited access to restrooms for handwashing and the risk of individual and community spread is great in crowded shelters. The ripple effects of the COVID-19 outbreak on our shelters and encampments is expected to be profound and will cause further strain on our health care systems and the people we serve.

Right now, organizations in our communities who serve those who are homeless need our help. Every dollar raised in our statewide Philanthropy in Practice campaign will be used to make sure those experiencing homelessness have a place to stay safe, a place to isolate, and access to a supply of food and basic necessities.

The MMA Foundation's Board has vetted a group of organizations that desperately need our help. You can direct your gift to a specific geographic area, or to the campaign at-large. Your gift is 100% tax-deductible.
Please join your colleagues and act now. The campaign runs until midnight on Tuesday, May 5th.
Follow the links below to the campaigns you wish to support. You can support multiple areas or the statewide general campaign. Detailed information about the organizations being supported are in each link.

Together, we will help those who are the most vulnerable in our communities during this pandemic. Thank you for contributing!
To donate in your region or statewide Organization
Duluth Churches United in Ministry (CHUM) Shelter, NAACP Duluth
Mankato Connections Ministry Shelter
Olmsted County Catholic Charities of Southern Minnesota, Rochester Public Library Foundation, The Landing MN, Rochester Salvation Army, Channel One Food Bank, Together Fund (housed at the Rochester Area Foundation)
St. Cloud Pathways-4-Youth and Place of Hope
Twin Cities Catholic Charities, Minnesota Community Care Health Care for the Homeless, People Serving People, Hennepin County Health Care for the Homeless
Statewide Second Harvest Heartland and Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless


To donate using your donor-advised fund, please be sure to indicate where you want your donation directed (which region) and have it sent to:  MMA Foundation, Attn:  Philanthropy in Practice Campaign, 1300 Godward St. NE, Ste. 2300, Minneapolis, MN  55413