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Your Passion, Our Projects

Your Passion, Our Projects

As a health ministry rooted in the gospel, the Avera Foundation’s mission and the Sisters’ legacy calls us to care for all, regardless of ability to pay. Thanks to support from friends like you, we’re able to ensure the highest quality care delivered with gospel values. Our deeply rooted mission ensures every person served is a union of body, mind and spirit. Your generosity fuels life-changing experiences every moment of the day for our patients, residents and their loved ones.

Why Give to Health Care?

Philanthropy improves health care for your family and community by supporting new and better programs, building features and technology. Gifts like yours also cover the costs of services and facilities that insurance providers don’t fully pay for.

By donating, you can help save lives, leave a legacy, or show thanks for care that you or a loved one received.

Projects, Programs & Campaigns

Choose a project that’s close to your heart:

  • Caring for Life Fund - Your generosity to the Caring for Life Fund provides just-in-time support for our patients, residents, their families. As our “greatest needs fund,” Caring for Life supports programs, services and facilities in every corner of our health ministry.
  • A Gift that Grows – Your gifts support Avera's tiniest patients by providing access to quality care close to home.
  • Light the Way - Thanks to you, the Light the Way Campaign to build the Helmsley Behavioral Health Center offers a beacon of hope for children, youth, families, adults and the most vulnerable. Avera is making the journey through mental health easier through your compassion and generosity.

Support Your Hospital

You can also make a difference by donating to an Avera facility that helped you or a loved one during a difficult time. Discover where to give in South Dakota or the surrounding areas of Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska and North Dakota.


Donate your time and talents to Avera. Explore our many rewarding opportunities to volunteer and make an impact on your community.

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Make a difference for those we serve. Join us in extending,  enriching and enhancing life for patients, residents and their loved ones

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