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About Us


Our Foundation

The Howard Young Foundation, Inc. (HYF), established in 1984, is a quasi-independent philanthropic, not-for-profit, charitable 501 c (3) organization. The sole purpose of the Foundation is to actively seek and invest charitable support for Howard Young Medical Center, and Ministry Eagle River Memorial Hospital, collectively referred to as Ministry Howard Young Health Care (MHYHC). Howard Young Foundation, Inc. is committed to advancing the healthcare of our communities. Through the effective stewardship of the generous charitable gifts we receive, the Foundation is able to ensure the delivery of superior healthcare to patients and their families in the Northwoods.


Our Mission

The Mission of the Howard Young Foundation is to advance the health and wellness of all people in the communities we serve through your charitable support.



Our Philanthropic Pursuit

The promise of health care philanthropy is the ability to change and save lives. It is because of the vision of philanthropist Howard Young, who in 1972 donated $20 Million dollars and established an endowment to build and sustain a larger and more modern hospital. The Howard Young Foundation, Inc. remains devoted to providing and advancing excellent medical and patient care through the power of your philanthropy.

The Foundation is now embarking on a journey to transform and sustain health care in northern Wisconsin for generations to come. Through a set of donor-centered and community-focused philanthropic initiatives, the Foundation will ensure that physicians, clinicians, staff, patients, friends and donors work together to solve the greatest health care needs of the community and fund the most vital health care services.

Our goal is to maximize the effectiveness of every dollar contributed to the Foundation by providing donors the information they need to make informed giving decisions. Through fundraising, grants, and stewardship, the Foundation is dedicated to health-related programs, services, and improving the health and well-being in our hospitals and for our community.


Coming Spring of 2014!

The future of heart healthcare in the Northwoods is changing in exciting ways. Ministry Howard Young Health Care has introduced its monumental vision for the establishment of the Howard Young Heart Care Center of Excellence and is in the planning phase of expanding upon a wide scope of potentially lifesaving heart care choices for patients to access right here.

The Howard Young Foundation supports and encourages this vision. The heart health of all of our community members and visitors alike depends on the full implementation of the Howard Young Heart Care Center, and it depends on generous donors like you.

“Watch for updates” on this exciting new program and if you would like to support the Heart Center of Excellence today, please call Brad Holmes at 715-439-4005 or go to our “Give Now” and make a pledge or gift online.