Giving Hearts Day 2023 is the gift that keeps giving for the RiverView Foundation. As was previously announced, the February 9 online fundraiser for nonprofits was a huge success, with 242 gifts given to the Foundation by generous donors for more than $193,000. Since that announcement, the Dakota Medical Foundation has crunched the numbers and revealed that the RiverView Foundation placed first in raising funds in its division.

The recent news brings a prize of $10,000 to elevate the Foundation’s 2023 event total to more than $203,000.

“When I heard the news from Dakota Medical concerning the award and their gift to 2023 Giving Hearts Day, I was so thankful,’’ Foundation Director Randy Schoenborn shared. “I know that we could not do it without the generous support of our donors, who are the reason for our success.

“Thank you to Dakota Medical and all the generous people for their level of confidence, support, and trust to help keep quality medical care close to home.’’

According to the Dakota Medical Foundation, this year, 560 nonprofits throughout North Dakota and northwest Minnesota raised $26,155,280 through 41,907 donors. Charities have now raised nearly $165 million since the event’s inception in 2008.

The top five charities in small-, medium-, and large-budget categories were as follows:


  • Riverview Foundation
  • Memory Care of the Red River Valley
  • Landon’s Light Foundation
  • Cat’s Cradle Shelter
  • HOPE, Inc.


  • West River Health Services Foundation
  • Gianna & Pietro Molla Maternity Home
  • Park Christian School
  • Amistad Worldwide
  • Homeward Animal Shelter


  • Fargo Park District Foundation
  • YWCA Cass Clay
  • Oak Grove Lutheran School
  • New Life Center
  • Great Plains Food Bank

If you would like to donate to the RiverView Foundation to benefit patients of RiverView Health, contact Schoenborn at 281-9249, via email at rschoenborn@riverviewhealth.org, or by stopping at the Foundation office located at 721 S. Minnesota Street, Crookston.