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St. Mary’s receives $4,000 grant

Essentia Health St. Mary’s Foundation was awarded a $4,000 matching grant from Dakota Medical Foundation (DMF).

The money will go to St. Mary’s “Move That Machine” initiative to relocate the MRI machine from the mobile unit to within the hospital. The funds will support Essentia’s mission to make a healthy difference in people’s lives through patient care programs, community health initiatives, medical education, research, facility development and technology advancements.

The grant was made possible by the Giving Hearts Day fundraiser in February. The Dakota Medical Foundation pledged to match every donation of $10 or more, up to $4,000. 

Essentia Health St. Mary’s Foundation received the full matching grant, thanks to the generosity of donors who gave more than $8,000 to support the MRI relocation project. 

Essentia Health St. Mary’s Foundation is a nonprofit organization that raises funds for Essentia Health St. Mary’s, services and patients in the greater Detroit Lakes area.

DMF achieves effective and innovative solutions for improved healthcare and health access through grant funding, professional development of nonprofit leaders and collaboratively leveraging the resources of nonprofits, businesses and private individuals.

DMF is building a region of the healthiest people able to access exceptional healthcare and lead vibrantly healthy lives.

Since 1996, DMF has invested $64 million to operate initiatives and fund grants to 387 nonprofits. More than 3,100 nonprofit leaders have been trained for superior results by Impact Foundation.

DMF and Impact jointly sponsor Giving Hearts Day and the website that has received more than $8 million for charities since 2008. For more information, see

To donate to Essentia Health St. Mary’s Foundation, call (218) 847-0867. Or you can go to