The Southeast Minnesota Region of Mayo Clinic Health System has announced it is awarding $50,000 to support local school districts across Southeast Minnesota to help with the health and wellness of teachers and staff members. Last month, Mayo Clinic Health System staff cast their ballots, determining how these dollars should be spent in their local communities. The Season of Gratitude awards were made based on the size of school district, with the largest school districts receiving $3,500.
Some of the local recipients in Mower and Freeborn counties include:
Mayo Clinic Health System collaborates with community organizations year-round, providing support for programs addressing mental health, substance use disorders, the well-being of children and youth, homelessness, and food insecurity. Additional support focuses on furthering diversity, equity and inclusion, and expanding access to COVID-19 information and vaccinations.
The funding is part of a total of $500,000 being distributed across the Mayo Clinic communities in Arizona, Florida, Minnesota and Wisconsin as part of the Season of Gratitude program.