employee giving

No matter your role at Sanford Health or where you work, we’re all united by a common calling to care…a passion for doing good in the world. One way you can live that calling is by becoming an employee donor. 100% of every gift through the Sanford Health Foundation directly supports our Sanford Family, our patients and our communities in meaningful ways you can see and feel.

More than 10,000 employees have chosen to give for good. We invite you to join us!

Three Ways to Give

As an employee, you can select from three easy ways to support the cause closest to your heart. 100% of every dollar will make an impact.


Sign up to give a recurring gift each pay period to any fund, in any region.

Give Now

PTO Donation

You can support the Employee Crisis Fund through unused PTO.

Give Now

Credit Card

Select your region and give online via credit card, PayPal or Venmo.


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Give For Good. Get A T-Shirt.

Throughout 2024, the Foundation is giving away “I Give for Good” T-shirts to employee donors! To get yours:



Employees who qualify for a T-shirt will receive an email regarding size and location details the month following their gift.

Your Impact with a Payroll Deduction

Payroll deduction is one of the easiest ways to give, and every dollar will add up over the next year to make a big impact.



Becomes nearly $50, which could support a child’s one-hour visit with a Child Life Specialist.




Becomes $120, which could offer meaningful help for a colleague facing unexpected hardship.




Becomes $192, which could cover conference or other training costs not otherwise possible.


Child in the hospital



Becomes $288, which could support emerging priorities, like lifesaving equipment, in your department.


Giving In Action

Watch this video to see how every gift adds up and comes to life in incredible ways all around us:

As a nonprofit health care system, philanthropy is the bridge between today’s success and tomorrow’s breakthroughs. Here, generosity is at work in extraordinary ways in every community we serve — improving patient outcomes, ensuring staff remain on the leading-edge of care, and enabling us to move discoveries from the lab to the bedside faster than ever before.

Learn more about how philanthropy is making progress possible in our 2023 Annual Report.

  • Funding scholarships and giving thousands of employees the chance to attend conferences and training
  • Assisting colleagues in times of unexpected hardship through the Employee Crisis Assistance Program, which has provided more than $2 million in financial support since 2020
  • Providing cutting-edge equipment, including Giraffe OmniBeds, 3D mammography equipment, ultrasound machines, EKG machines and more
  • Fueling services like nurse navigation, Child Life, social work, spiritual care and more, which are never billed to patients
  • Helping thousands of patients and their families with treatment-related needs not covered by insurance, like meals, lodging, travel, medical equipment and more
  • Meeting countless other needs and bringing big ideas to life faster than otherwise possible

What Employees are Saying

We’re so grateful for our talented staff and all they do to support each other and the communities they serve. Here are a few of the things they’re saying:

Knowing that my family and friends have access to life-saving services gives me the peace of mind knowing that if they would ever need care, we have the resources and highly trained staff here locally to take care of them.
Mike Hoffmann
Director of Supply Chain Operations
My contributions every paycheck may not seem like much on their own, however, over time and combined with contributions from others, my dollars have the potential to impact someone’s life in a very profound way.
Sarah Hedeen
Registered Nurse & Clinical Research Manager
The compassion that was shown to us during our daughters’ hospitalization made a very difficult situation bearable. I give because of what they gave to us — our daughter’s second chance at life.
Anonymous Employee Donor
It is the easiest way to support our very-needed local medical service, and to show appreciation for our great community.
Dr. Ann Breen
Optometrist, Fargo Region

Stories of Impact

The most powerful way to see a gift in action is through our patients. See how donor gifts are saving and changing lives. Each gift through the Sanford Health Foundation means a story for good.