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Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation

Our mission is to promote and improve cardiovascular health, quality of life and longevity for all – we exist to create a world without heart disease.

Mission Statement
Review Completed: 12/20/2012
920 E. 28th Street
Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Phone: 612-863-3833
Fax: 612-863-3801
EIN 41-1426406
Principal Staff Currently Open, President & CEO
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE) 63
Number of Volunteers 1400
Number of Clients Served 20000
Tags / Keywords Science/Technology, Treatment & Prevention, Diseases & Disorders, Community Health Charities Member
General Information
Board Chair Jerry S. Johnson
Number of Board Members 30
Board meetings with quorum 5
Average Member Attendance at Board Meetings 18
Publicly Available Documents Most Recent 990
Most Recent Audit
MHIF had over 150 IRB approved protocols in 2011, from complex cell therapy, to novel investigational devices and outcomes studies. These activities contributed significantly to the understanding and treatment of cardiovascular disease and improved the quality of life for patients in the Twin Cities, Minnesota and around the United States. MHIF maintained several research databases from which our investigators extracted data during 2011. MHIF researchers presented their analyses and findings in over 100 lectures or poster presentations and published in excess of 90 articles in scientific, peer-reviewed journals during 2011. MHIF enrolled almost 1,200 patients in clinical trials and performed follow-up data collection on over 4,000 research subjects in 2011. In 2011, education was delivered to a variety of audiences, reaching nearly 7,000 individuals throughout the year at 127 different events. The programs delivered included blood pressure screenings, presentations, community events, women and girls heart health prevention programs (e.g., Women on the Move, and Girls and Moms on the Move), and displays at health fairs. In 2011, the Heart of New Ulm Project offered its second community screening. More than 3,000 community members were screened and a comparison of individuals who participated in community screenings in both 2009 and 2011 found that preventive medication adherence, physical activity and the number of fruits and vegetables people eat are going up, while blood pressure, weight, and high levels of blood glucose are going down. Provided over 4,000 hours of continuing education credits through professional education for physicians and other health care professionals.
Current Goals
Increase impact - Increase the reach and impact of the Foundation through growth in research, professional education, and community education services fueled by diverse funding streams. Increase funding - Generate needed funds for growth and impact through aggressive investment in the fundraising programs of the Foundation. Improve visibility - Improve visibility of the Foundation - locally, nationally and internationally - through comprehensive external relations programs. Deepen board engagement - Inspire board engagement through knowledge of the Foundation’s impact and each member’s commitment to advance the Mission of the Foundation through active participation and fundraising. Strengthen the relationship between Minneapolis Heart Institute and Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation - to create the synergy to advance both organizations’ missions. Increase organizational readiness for change and significant success- Prepare the organization and its infrastructure for seamless succession of key leaders.
Community or Constituency Served
Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation researchers study, develop and track new techniques, medications and medical devices to prevent, diagnose and combat cardiovascular disease. The communities we serve in this effort include medical professionals (physicians, nurses), collaborating research institutions, and patients suffering from the effects of cardiovascular disease. Our education programs and health educators teach diverse audiences about prevention and heart health including the people of New Ulm, MN and surrounding Brown County; programs directed at women with heart disease; students interested in medicine through a summer internship program; educating children in schools about healthy eating habits; and cardiovascular education programs directed at health care professionals.
Geographic Area Served
The Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, through its education and research programs and in collaboration with other medical professionals and partners, contributes to the elimination of cardiovascular disease primarily in the state of Minnesota but with an extended reach around the United States and to other countries.
Impact and Programs

3 Year Average Expenses

Program Services: $7,725,662 80.7%
Management: $1,035,833 10.8%
Fundraising: $814,093 8.5%

Unrestricted Net Assets

2011 2010 2009
End of Year: $4,946,371 $5,147,790 $3,850,417
Beginning of Year $5,147,790 $3,850,417 $1,795,195
Difference ($201,419) $1,297,373 $2,055,222
Unrestricted Net Assets (End of Year), Current 990 $4,946,371
Based on information provided on 2009 to 2011
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