SFM Foundation awards 16 new scholarships, holds 2023 golf fundraisers

Fifteen years after the SFM Foundation began their mission to help make college affordable for students affected by work injuries, they’ve granted 232 scholarships totaling $3.7 million.

This includes $502,000 awarded to 16 new recipients announced in May. Six of these students are from Iowa and 10 are from Minnesota.

Over 125 scholarship recipients have graduated since the SFM Foundation’s inception in 2008, and there are currently 72 active scholarships. Scholarships are awarded regardless of the workers’ compensation insurer involved in the claim.

Thanks to the generous support of event sponsors and donors, the Foundation has been able to reach these families in need for a decade and a half.

The Foundation’s golf fundraisers are the primary source of fundraising for their scholarship fund, and 2023 was no exception. The Minnesota golf event has become one of the largest charity golf tournaments in the state. This year’s event on June 12 raised an astounding $125,000 for the scholarship program. The Iowa golf outing is a newer event and continues to grow each year. This year’s event on May 22 raised $45,000 for scholarships.

Mark your calendar for the Foundation’s annual fall fundraising online auction and in-person event  in early November.

The Foundation is always on the lookout for eligible scholarship candidates. If you know of a family who would qualify for an SFM Foundation scholarship, please direct them to sfmfoundation.com/apply .

About the SFM Foundation

The SFM Foundation provides scholarships for students whose parents were seriously injured or killed while working for Minnesota or Iowa employers. SFM Foundation is an affiliate of Kids’ Chance of America  in Iowa and Minnesota and is also known as Kids’ Chance of Iowa. To learn more about the cause, visit sfmfoundation.com .


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