Health Care Foundation Scholarships Awarded

Four, $1,000 scholarships will be awarded during the April, 2019 Health Care Foundation Board meeting.

Scholarship Application

Scholarship Application is Due April 5th, 2019

Minidoka Memorial Health Care Foundation

Foundation Overview

Minidoka Health Care Foundation is a non-profit organization established to promote quality health care in Minidoka County. Its mission is to solicit, receive and be responsible for gifts given to support and enhance health-related causes.

Committed to working toward a healthier community, the Foundation supplements the work of Minidoka Memorial Hospital and sponsors activities and servicers that enhance the physical and mental health of area residents. The Foundation manages assets donated to the hospital, raises additional funds and develops long-range plans and policies.

Foundation Goals For Directed Dollars

  • To meet capital/equipment needs of the hospital.
  • To build health care endowment funds for future needs.
  • To support other health-related, non-profit groups and activities that benefit the physical and mental health of area residents.
  • To develop resources for vital hospital programs like Minidoka Hospice Care and Extended Care.

Recent Projects Funded Wholly or Partially Through the Foundation

Medical Scholarships for non-traditional students

Medical Scholarships for second year or above college students in a medical field

Provided funding to the following local programs:

  • Mini Cassia Child Protection Team
  • Senior Citizen Center
  • Women and Children’s Shelter
  • Local Christmas Council
  • Wee Links
  • Mini-Cassia Shelter
  • YMCA
  • Magic Valley Humanitarian Center
  • Helping Hands Freedom Trails
  • Rupert Police Dept.
  • Pomerelle Ski Patrol
  • Minidoka Sheriff’s Office
  • Minico Baseball/Softball 
  • Alzheimer’s Assoc.
  • City of Paul
  • $200,000 for the purchase of a new ambulance for the Minidoka Memorial Hospital

Our Board of Directors

The Foundation Board of Directors consists of dedicated community leaders who volunteer their time and efforts in the advancement of the Foundation’s goals. Board of Directors are listed below.

Board of Directors

  • President – Rick Bollar
  • Vice President – Matt Darrington
  • Treasurer – Kerry Arritt
  • Secretary – Lori Johnson
  • Laura Haun
  • Jason Waters
  • Josie Garcia
  • Tom Murphy

Ex-Officio Members

  • Garth Baker
  • Jason Gibbons

Executive Director

  • Tammy Hanks

Foundation Events

The most popular of the Foundation events is “Caring and Sharing Christmas” a decorated tree festival that occurs annually in conjunction with the City of Rupert-Christmas City USA events during Thanksgiving weekend. Produced by volunteers the festival helps create a funding base for Foundation programs. A spectacular showcase of decorated trees, wreaths and other items for sale, non-stop entertainment  and Gift Shop. Admission is always free. Sponsor spots are available.

The 2018 Theme is “Believe” in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Caring & Sharing
Other annual events include a premier golf tournament – Minidoka Health Care Foundation Golf Tournament scheduled in July complete with a catered steak lunch compliments of Thomas Cuisine, The Employee Campaign employee-donated funds distributed through a grant process, with employees choosing the recipients through an application and review process. Since its inception in 2006 Minidoka Memorial Hospital employees have donated more than $225,000.

Event List

Reasons To Give

When you make a gift to the MHC Foundation, you join an ever-growing family of patients, families and friends who share a commitment to improve the future of medical care throughout the community. If you are interested in offering support through a gift to the Foundation, please call Tammy Hanks at (208) 436-0481.

Angels Among Us

Click the link view or print a copy of the newest way to make a donation to the Health Care Foundation.
  • Angels Among Us Program Details

Heart of Minidoka

Heart of Minidoka was formed in January, 2002 to encourage employee giving in the form of payroll deduction to Minidoka Health Care Foundation. By joining, employees are given an opportunity to show their support for the hospital and community. Donations will be used by the Foundation for projects benefiting the hospital, health education and health care needs of the community. A portion of the proceeds will be given back to the employees in the form of scholarships for continuing education and performance awards. Enrollment is voluntary and all donations are tax deductible.

In Living Memory

Commemorative Giving offers the opportunity to acknowledge the spirit of all those who have touched our lives. When someone close to us dies, people often feel the need to express their feelings of love and sympathy in a meaningful way. What better way to honor the memory of a loved one than through a gift that enhances patient care.
A donation made “in memory” can be a fitting tribute to someone special who has died, but can also be given in celebration of a friend or relative’s birth, graduation or anniversary.

Dream Builder Society

Minidoka Health Care Foundation seeks support from businesses, private individuals and service organizations. We invite donors to consider joining the Dream Builder Society, but we welcome your support for whatever hospital service or program you choose, at any level. All gifts to the Dream Builder Society are unrestricted. A portion of each gift is allocated to the Minidoka Health Care Foundation Unrestricted Endowment. The remainder is applied to current hospital and community needs. If you would like to join the Minidoka Health Care Dream Builder Society, please contact Tammy Hanks at (208) 436-0481.

Founding Membership levels in the Dream Builder Society are:

  • Builder – $100 donation
  • Friend – $300 donation
  • Patron – $1000 per year for three years
  • Advocate – $3000 per year for three years
  • Champion – $5000 per year for three years
  • Visionary Level – $20,000 endowment to be paid over five years

Contact Information

Tammy Hanks, Executive Director

Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Mailing Address: 1224 8th Street Rupert, Idaho 83350
Phone: (208) 436-0481 Ext. 3702
Fax: (208) 436-6038

Minidoka Health Care Foundation Donates to Minidoka County Sheriffs

The Special Response Team with the Minidoka County Sheriff’s Office recently received a grant from the Minidoka Health Care Foundation in the amount of $4,600.

The funds will be used to replace helmets for the 14 team members of the SRT.  Currently, the helmets in use are approximately 30 years old and being able to upgrade them is huge in helping to keep team members safe, says Dave Pinther, Minidoka County Deputy Sheriff.  The Special Response Team trains on a monthly basis and responds to an average of one call per month.  The SRT is also available to assist other counties in emergency situations.

The Minidoka Health Care Foundation is pleased to be able to help keep residents of Mini-Cassia safe and healthy.


Tammy Hanks, Director of the Minidoka Health Care Foundation (center) presents Minidoka County Sheriff, Eric Snarr (left) and Deputy Sheriff, Dave Pinther (right) with a check in the amount of $4,600.