Areas of Giving

Greatest Need

Donations to this fund directly support vital programs and resources that improve the quality of health for CRMC patients. Unrestricted dollars are vital because they provide flexibility to direct funding to the most important, or time-dependent needs that may arise.

Please consider donating to the fund and continuing the tradition of providing excellent health care services.

Your support makes a difference. CRMC has been bringing hope and healing to the residents of the Cuyuna Lakes area since 1964. With philanthropic investment CRMC can continue to deliver the best health care to more people who need it.

Brandon’s Wallet

Named in memory of Brandon Houge of Ironton, Minn., who unexpectedly passed away from complications of diabetes at the age of 27, this fund was established to assist area residents with Type 1 Diabetes. Financial assistance is given to Type 1 Diabetes patients in CRMC’s service area to help with fuel cards for travel to treatment, accommodations, and meals for families traveling to the Twin Cities to meet with a pediatric endocrinologist. Funds also provide scholarships for area youth to attend Camp Needlepoint, an educational, outdoor experience for youngsters with Type 1 Diabetes. Brandon’s Wallet also pays for any medical bills, drugs, and non-covered medical equipment and supplies, if a patient or his/her family or insurance is unable to cover the costs. The limit of Brandon’s Wallet funds is up to $1,000 per patient, per year.

To financial assistance, click here

To apply for a camp scholarship, click here

Courage Cabinet

The Courage Cabinet helps cancer patients in treatment and undergoing chemotherapy or radiation who reside in CRMC’s service. Funds provide some relief to cancer patients and help them experience better health and well-being by limiting their financial challenges. Financial assistance helps families with non-medical needs, such as fuel cards/vouchers for travel to treatment, accommodations, meals, and groceries. Courage Cabinet funds can also be used to pay for any medical bills, drugs, and non-covered medical equipment, supplies, and dressings, if a patient’s insurance is unable to cover the costs. Gifts up to $1,000 per patient are made per year. Additional fuel cards may be distributed at CRMC’s discretion.

To apply for assistance, click here.

Grateful Hearts: Grateful Patients & Families Program

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The greatest benefit of supporting those who made a difference to you is making a difference in the lives of others.

Our Grateful Patients and Families Program is a unique way for patients who receive exceptional care to say “thank you” to the people at CRMC who made a difference. Gifts are made to honor a physician or other provider, nurse, team member, office, or department that played a special role in a patient’s care. The Charitable Fund delivers a token of recognition to the honoree(s) and shares the story with colleagues. Donations to the Grateful Patients and Families Program helps CRMC deliver the same compassionate care to others and means so much to those who are honored.


Donations to hospice are utilized to provide end-of-life care to hospice patients and fund supplies, medications, and home equipment. CRMC Hospice works to alleviate terminally ill patients’ symptoms and improve their quality of life by providing medical care, pain management, and emotional and spiritual support for them and their families and loved ones. Hospice helps preserve patients’ dignity, shows them the respect they richly deserve, and provides compassionate care. Caregivers help patients live their lives as fully and comfortably as possible. Social workers and spiritual counselors create a comforting environment in which patients and families can share their thoughts, hopes, and concerns. Special bereavement programs provide emotional support to patients and families who need help coping.

The Heart of CRMC - Employee Giving Campaign

As an employee, you know the power of hope, health, and healing. Your gift will help CRMC continue to advance patient care and provide staff education that promotes the health and well-being of our patients. Gifts of all sizes make a difference. You can designate your tax-deductible gift to any of our giving areas.

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One-time gift

Tribute and memorial gifts

Payroll deduction


For further information or assistance:
Contact Jennifer Podsiadly at 218-545-4455

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