Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare and Carris Health care givers have been working around the clock for more than 20 months to care for you, your families and friends during COVID. We are committed to caring for every Minnesotan who needs us, and nothing will prevent us from doing so – even during these never-seen-before times.

The challenge of providing this level of care is that our hospital beds are often full. ERs in all of our hospitals are packed. And our clinical teams are exhausted. Early in the pandemic, our community stepped up in amazing ways to helps us. We ask that you again join us in fighting this pandemic together.

How can you help?

  • Please get your COVID vaccines and booster shots. They are proven safe and effective in reducing COVID illness, keeping people out of the hospital, and preventing death.
  • If your situation is not an emergency, please use other care options, including:
  • If this is a medical emergency, call 9-1-1, or visit the ER.

Together, we can do this. Thank you for your support.

Ken Holmen, MD
President and CEO

Carris Health Community Commitment

Charitable Contributions and Sponsorships

Carris Health is a not-for-profit with the primary mission of patient care. We are a wholly owned subsidiary of CentraCare Health. Carris Health is dedicated to giving back to our local communities through charitable contributions, sponsorships and in-kind gifts to organizations who enrich lives and improve the health and well-being of the communities we serve.


Carris Health will consider regional and local/community requests that serve the residents within the counties of Big Stone, Chippewa, Kandiyohi, Lac Qui Parle, Meeker, Redwood, Renville, Swift and Yellow Medicine.

Priority is given to efforts that demonstrate one or more of the following:

  • Improves health, wellness and safety in West Central and Southwest Minnesota
  • Community health education
  • Enhances our community

Contribution requests not eligible under our policy include but are not limited to:

  • Individual or family benefits
  • Religious or political activities
  • For-profit organizations
  • Contests or pageants
  • Students raising funds for travel to competitions or events
  • Requests for employees matching funds
  • Foundations that are primarily grant-making agencies
  • Trips, tours and transportation
  • General operating expenses
  • Organizations that deny or limit service, membership or involvement on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, nationality, ancestry, citizenship, veteran or disability status.

Charitable gift criteria are at the discretion of Carris Health Contributions & Community Relations and are subject to change at any time.

Our Process

Carris Health welcomes electronic submissions for funding requests at any time however; funding decisions are made monthly during the year. An organization may only submit one request per year.

Someone may contact you with specific questions and/or to request additional information if needed. You may also be asked to visit with our Carris Health Contributions & Community Relations team to present your request in more depth.

The Contributions & Community Relations team meets monthly. Final decisions and notification will be given after the meetings at the end of each month.

Charitable Contribution Application Form

An application form must be completed to have your submission reviewed by the Contributions & Community Relations team; incomplete applications will not be considered.

Types of charitable gifts

Charitable Contribution
A monetary gift to non-profits and other organizations whose mission, objectives, goals and initiatives concur with Carris Health.

Financial support of a community event or fundraiser in exchange for Carris Health advertising and/or logo placement.

In-kind donation
Donation of door prizes and/or give-away items to support a community event or fundraiser.