The Tri-County Health Care Foundation awarded $13,000 in grants to local organizations. 

These grants are created using the revenue-generating funds at the Minnesota Foundation. This allows Tri-County Health Care to take a percentage of the equity each year to distribute in the form of gifts.  

The obstetric department at Tri-County Health Care was awarded a $2,000 grant from the fund. This funding will be used to purchase a birthing stool to aid patients through the labor process. Funds will also go toward new towels, gowns and at-home kits that contain essentials for the first few days of parenthood.  

All recipients: 

• TCHC Obstetrics – $2,000 

• Friendly Rider Free Summer Youth Transportation – $500 

• Deer Creek Fire and Rescue – $1,300  

• Children’s Dental Services – $1,000 

• Bertha-Hewitt Community Education Babysitting Program – $200 

• City of Wadena Park Advisory – $8,000  

For more about the Foundation and grants at