Making a difference for families in need
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.
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.
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.
“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