National Alliance on Mental Illness of Minnesota

A nonprofit organization

$54,006 raised by 262 donors

100% complete

$41,000 Goal

Minnesota's biggest giving holiday is back!  We're grateful to Securian Financial for their continued support of NAMI Minnesota.  This year on Give to the Max Day, they're matching gifts to NAMI Minnesota, dollar-for-dollar, up to $5,000.

Thank you to the DanO Fund for helping us match even more gifts this year.  They're also matching gifts to NAMI Minnesota, dollar-for-dollar, up to $5,000!  With their generous support, our match potential is now $10,000!

Things look very different than they did last year.  Restaurants welcomed guests back into dining rooms, sporting events returned to stadiums, and families are gathering for the holidays again. At NAMI Minnesota, we held our first in person Heritage Luncheon and NAMIWalks was celebrated once more in Minnehaha Park. The world feels like it’s getting back to a new kind of normal for many people.

However, some folks still face an unpredictable future. The world still shifts under their feet on a daily basis. For those living with mental illnesses and their families, so much is still uncertain, especially as people face difficulty accessing treatment.  That’s where NAMI Minnesota, and you, can help.

You can make an impact this year with a gift to NAMI Minnesota. Each gift enhances every program at NAMI Minnesota. Your support is so important.

The Pettman family, longtime supporters of NAMI Minnesota, deeply understand the hope and change offered through NAMI Minnesota’s wide-reaching variety of services.  Alex’s sister, Holly, and his parents Nancy and Mark, shared their story with us:

When Alex developed a serious mental illness, we reached out to NAMI Minnesota. We learned a great deal about mental illnesses and how to help him – but most importantly we were provided with hope. When we struggled with obtaining the right services for Alex, again, we reached out to NAMI Minnesota’s helpline and were provided with advice and support. And when Alex passed away, NAMI Minnesota was right there beside us. Supporting us in our grief, helping us investigate why it happened, and contacting state agencies so this would not happen again. It’s why we support NAMI Minnesota. No one needs to face this sometimes difficult journey alone. NAMI is there for us.

    -Nancy and Mark Pettman, Holly Choon Hyang Bachman

NAMI Minnesota Board President, Mariah Owens, also deeply believes in the future we can create together saying,

“NAMI Minnesota is making an enormous impact by providing mental health advocacy, awareness, education, and support to people throughout our state. We’ve expanded our classes, support groups, and offerings to address the growing mental health needs, and our legislative advocacy work is helping to build a better mental health system for all Minnesotans.”

Giving creates change. Whether it’s your time, voice, money, or in-kind support, NAMI Minnesota appreciates every unique gift you have to offer. Your donation always ensures we will continue to fulfill the vision our founders launched over 40 years ago.

NAMI Minnesota depends on individual donations from people just like you to keep our programs going strong - programs that have the power to change futures, communities, and attitudes. Programs that are needed now more than ever before.

Like many nonprofits, we still don’t know what the next year will bring. To ensure we can reach those who need our classes, support groups, and advocacy work – we need your help.

I hope that you will consider donating in an amount that is meaningful to you. Every dollar makes a difference. Together, we can create a new future, full of hope, for our community.

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Organization name

National Alliance on Mental Illness of Minnesota

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Education Health Children & Family Community


1919 University Ave W Ste 400
St Paul, MN 55104



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