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The SFM Foundation is a nonprofit that helps families affected by workplace injuries by providing scholarships to children of workers disabled or killed in work-related accidents. The financial burden of putting a student through college is real. Add a catastrophic injury into the mix and affording college is an even bigger challenge. We help education be more affordable for these students and their families by offering multi-year post-secondary scholarships.

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Kids' Chance Awareness Week November 7-12, 2022

Minnesota and Iowa’s governors proclaimed November 7-12, 2022 Kids’ Chance Awareness Week to raise awareness of how work injuries affect the entire families — especially injured workers’ kids.

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Our 2022 fall fundraiser was a success, raising $35,000 for scholarships! Thank you to all who joined us in person and virtually to help us support more deserving students. 

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Our 2022 fall fundraising event raised nearly $35,000 for scholarships, surpassing our $20,000 by an astounding 75%! We are eternally grateful to the sponsors, donors, vendors, volunteers and attendees who made it possible. We couldn't have done it without your support!


Thank you for joining us for our 2022 fall fundraising event! Whether you attended in person or bid virtually on the silent auction, you helped us raise important funds to help more students reach their academic goals. For that we can't thank you enough!

We're so excited for our full fundraising event TONIGHT! Join us from 6-9pm at the Westin Galleria Edina. Tickets are available online until 5:45pm, but walk-ins are also welcome! Reminder: Our virtual auction ends at 8 p.m. We can't wait to see you!

A HUGE thank you to @Marsh_MMA for being the gold sponsor of tonight's event. We are so grateful to you for your continued support!

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“I will never forget the day my guidance counselor said ‘I think this scholarship is for you.’ I opened up the application and my mind was blown. I could not believe that something like this existed — that a group of people were giving kids like me a chance to become successful. I am just so incredibly thankful for every single one of you…I can’t even say that enough.

~ Tatyana Soloviyov
SFM Foundation scholarship recipient

Tatyana Soloviyov
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