Causes to Support

We take pride in delivering world-class health care that’s available close to home. Each and every day, our extraordinary caregivers use cutting-edge technology to provide quality, comprehensive care to our residents in the southwest metro region and beyond. We create a patient experience that is distinctly different from what other health care facilities provide. You leave knowing you matter here. We can’t accomplish all of this without your support. When you make a donation through our Grateful Patient Program, you are helping Ridgeview Foundation invest in our community’s health and well-being. Your gift will help Ridgeview positively impact the lives of everyone we serve—your friends and neighbors.

Current Needs

Cause for the Community

Together, we will undertake one of the largest campaigns in Ridgeview Foundation history and put Ridgeview at the forefront of modern health care. We invite you to join us for the Cause for the Community campaign. This multiyear campaign will touch almost every department within Ridgeview and positively impact the 300,000 residents in our seven-county service area. Learn more here.


Ridgeview Patient Mental Health and Addiction Fund

Ridgeview is committed to caring for every patient mind, body and soul. The Ridgeview Patient Mental Health and Addiction Fund provides prescription and co-pay assistance to patients who demonstrate a financial need. The fund also provides basic necessities, reading materials, comfort materials and games to mental health patients facing an extended stay in our emergency departments.


COVID-19 Emergency Fund 

This fund will support needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Fund usage could include equipment/supply procurement and facilities preparation. It will also include team member training, resiliency support and crisis assistance for patients, families and staff both during and after the outbreak.


Ongoing and Future Support

Ambulance & Emergency Services
da Vinci® Xi Surgical Robot

Ridgeview Foundation has launched a campaign to purchase a new version of the da Vinci system as Ridgeview’s current model is being phased out and will no longer be supported. The latest version of da Vinci is equipped with cutting-edge technology that allows surgeons to perform additional procedures while offering advancements for optimal results.

By contributing to the da Vinci campaign, donors will help Ridgeview stay on the forefront of robotic-assisted medical technology and patient care.



Ridgeview’s Heart Center complements our existing Cardiac Care services and expands our ability to care for patients on our campus. It offers state-of-the-art technologies so that patients won't have to be transferred to another facility and leave their community at such a vulnerable time. Through much philanthropic support, the Heart Center brings advanced care to the Ridgeview community.


Stewardship Report for the Minneapolis Heart Institute at Ridgeview Heart Center [PDF]

Hospice & Home Care

Ridgeview Hospice provides holistic care to people in their final stages of life. When the days of one's life are limited, hospice helps support patients and families to live fully all the days that remain.


Stewardship Report for Hospice [PDF]


Ridgeview Oncology has become a leading diagnostic and treatment center. Our Cancer Care program provides information and emotional support to help patients undergoing treatment, and also brings screenings and awareness to the community. Ridgeview Foundation is privileged to help fund this important clinical service.


Stewardship Report for Cancer Care [PDF]

Norman & Ann Hoffman Emergency Center

The Emergency Department on the Waconia campus was last renovated 25 years ago and is in need of updates to improve our patients’ experience and privacy.

Renovation of the Emergency Department added 10,000 square feet to the existing 10,000 square foot facility, enhancing patient privacy, services and technology. The $18.8 million project highlights include:

  • Observation Unit for those not requiring transfer to a hospital bed, but monitoring in a comforting environment.
  • A mental health area where those needing support and solitude can get the help they need.
  • New trauma rooms with advanced technology for those most critically injured.
  • An improved designed and workflow to streamline care.

With this project, Ridgeview’s Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation department was moved to a new space—also 10,000 square feet—in the lower level with a gym, conference room and consult rooms.


Stewardship Report for the Emergency Department [PDF]

Ridgeview Le Sueur Campus

As a nonprofit, independent organization, nearly all of Ridgeview Le Sueur’s revenue is required to maintain operations, leaving a very small percentage to invest in technology, facilities and new services. Thanks to the generous financial support of donors, Ridgeview Le Sueur benefits from the Foundation’s contributions to provide essential services to the patients and community.


Ridgeview Arlington Campus

Critical access hospitals provide much-needed local medical services to ensure care is available to all rural communities. At Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center, residents receive urgent care, general surgery and around-the-clock hospital and emergency services.


Surgical & Orthopedic Services
Women & Children's Services

To help meet Ridgeview's vision of providing comprehensive health services to women in all stages of their lives, we offer a new Birthing Center, neonatal care unit, pediatric and young adult care, a bladder and pelvic health program and more. Your generosity will help make the Center for Women & Children a destination of excellence.


Stewardship Report for the Center for Women and Children [PDF]

Pay It Forward

Pay It Forward

Pay It Forward Fund was founded in 2005 by a breast cancer survivor. Since then, we’ve helped patients buy groceries, pay their mortgages, heat their homes, keep their lights and their water on, and repair their cars so they can drive to chemo. For hundreds of women in need, these gifts have made a difference at a time of crisis.