The Mille Lacs Area Health Foundation (MLAHF) is committed to addressing the diverse and changing community health needs of the Mille Lacs Area. We do this through volunteerism and charitable giving.

Our funds go toward projects such as:

  • Hospital, clinic and Emergency Room needs at Mille Lacs Health System
  • MLAHF Healthcare Career Scholarship Program
  • MLHS Healing Garden

You can make a difference in the communities we serve by giving to the Foundation or by becoming a volunteer. Your donation assures continued growth and development, providing quality health care services and programs for the area. Plus, all contributions to the Foundation are tax-deductible as allowed by IRS guidelines. We hope you will join US in our fundraising projects; they include a summer golf tournament, a fall event, a spring event and the following giving opportunities:

  • Memorial gift giving
  • Gifts of security, real estate, life insurance, or personal property
  • Wills and endowments
  • Next Chapter building expansion project
  • Memorial Brick - $100
  • Spring Fling Event - $50

To make a donation, purchase an event ticket, or purchase a memorial brick:


If you prefer to donate via check, please make payable to:

Mille Lacs Area Health Foundation
200 North Elm Street
PO Box A
Onamia, MN 56359

To find out more information regarding a ticket for an event or purchasing a brick for our Healing Garden, contact our Executive Director at 


Mille Lacs Area Health Foundation supports high school students who are planning to go into a Healthcare Profession by offering two scholarships for each of the high schools in the Mille Lacs Lake area: Onamia, Milaca, Isle and Nay-Ah-Shing 

The Mille Lacs Area Health Foundation Healthcare Scholarship is a $1000.00 scholarship for students entering General Healthcare Field of study only. 

The Clareen Wilson-Nyquist RN Scholarship is a $1,000.00 for students entering the Registered Nursing Field of study only. Nursing students may apply for both scholarships. 

To apply, download the fillable PDF below and complete. Completed applications can be submitted via mail or email to Diane Seefeld with the applicants high school transcript no later than April 17, 2020.