Lupus Foundation of Minnesota
The Lupus Foundation of Minnesota is a nonprofit charitable organization that provides education, support and service to those affected by lupus, promotes awareness and understanding of lupus to others and supports research that seeks to improve the diagnosis and treatment of lupus as well as to discover its cause and cure.
Review Completed: 9/23/2011
2626 East 82nd Street
Bloomington, MN 55425
||Jennifer Monroe, President
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||Walter Cooney, JD
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Most Recent 990
Most Recent Audit
$37,393 in research funding was awarded in 2011. Financial support was also provided to individuals in crisis through the Horizon Emergency Grant Program (HEG) totalling $2,890 and, 128 additional HEG clients were provided linkages and referrals to available community resources.
Key collaborations occurred with Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, Pathways Minneapolis and the University of Minnesota Lupus Clinic, among others. Continuing education program for professionals offered quarterly webinars providing CE hours to training participants on topics related to lupus-disease management and support.
Lupus Foundation of Minnesota program staff participated in 36 community-based health events providing education about lupus, its signs and symptoms, as well as services available to over 2,700 individuals. Fifteen client support luncheons/dinners occurred offering social connection, information and support with a total of 85 individuals participating throughout the year. In addition to the above, the foundation provided education, information and support to over 5000 individuals via phone and electronic media.
To expand clinical research grants and student fellowship offerings. To reach a wider audience through the use of technology by re-developing the organizations web-site and utilizing eBlasts, blogs and other vehicles to increase dialog and public education and awareness of lupus. To expand professional educational offerings by developing new partnerships with academic institutions and health care entities providing direct clinical care to those with lupus.
Community or Constituency Served
Individuals affected by lupus, their families and caregivers.
Geographic Area Served
The Lupus Foundation of Minnesota operates in the States of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and in certain cases western Wisconsin and northern Iowa.
Impact and Programs
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|Unrestricted Net Assets (End of Year), Current 990
|Based on information provided on 2009 to 2011