Close to Home Capital Campaign

The Close to Home capital campaign was established in Fall 2016 by a group of 18 volunteer community leaders, in partnership with Grand Itasca Clinic & Hospital. The task at hand was to raise funds to bring the space in which we serve cancer and infusion patients up to the same standard of exceptional care that our patients have come to expect. The campaign fundraising goal was $2 million, which would be used to transform existing hospital space into clinical space for a cancer clinic and infusion center. The campaign kicked off publicly in February 2017, and within six months, the $2 million fundraising goal was exceeded. Construction began in Summer 2017 and the doors to the current oncology clinic and infusion center accepted their first patient in February 2018, one year after the campaign launched. More than 500 donors graciously came together to make real the vision of creating a cancer clinic and infusion center that brings together the very best in medicine, comfort and compassionate care, close to home.

In early 2019, a carefully curated collection of artwork, coined the Close to Home Collection, found its home on the walls of the Cancer & Infusion Center. Each piece in the collection represents a distinct and valuable perspective on our region’s environment—the people and the places that make this community our home. In its collective form, these qualities are elevated, bringing the varied colors and contours of the surrounding landscape together to expand the horizons of hope and healing for our patients. Thank you to the generous donors of the Close to Home Capital Campaign, whose generosity and trust in Grand Itasca Foundation has made this new collection possible.

Healing Spaces – Close to Home Collection

Because of You, Cancer & Infusion Care is Now Close to Home

Thank you to the hundreds of donors who gave generously to the Close to Home Campaign!

Close to Home Campaign Donors

To all of our community volunteers, Grand Itasca Foundation board members, and Grand Itasca staff who helped make the Close to Home Campaign a success, we are forever grateful!

Close to Home Campaign Leadership