There are several ways to donate to the Sawtooth Mountain Clinic. Here are a few ways to support us.

The Giving Tree Program

One of the most significant tools we have to remove financial barriers and enable access to care is our Giving Tree program. For years, Sawtooth Mountain Clinic’s Giving Tree has been funded by generous donors who, like us, believe everyone should have access to high-quality care. Giving Tree dollars are converted into essential items like fuel cards, grocery vouchers, and medical lodging vouchers. These items enable patients to attend essential medical appointments, keep food on the table in the face of a health crisis, and travel the long distances required to access vital specialist services. In a community where it may be a 250+ mile round trip to the nearest cardiologist or surgery center, a lack of affordable transportation ceases to be a financial issue and quickly becomes a critical healthcare issue. For some families, access to affordable transportation can quite literally be matter of life and death. You can help by donating to Sawtooth Mountain Clinic’s Giving Tree program today.

Giving Tree Donation

Endowment Fund

The Sawtooth Mountain Clinic Endowment Fund was started by a generous donation from the Frank Hansen estate to support the recruitment and retention of talented physicians to the Cook County community. Frank Hansen, former SMC board member and president, was dedicated to the community of Cook County and believed in the mission of the SMC. We are extremely grateful for his service and for the support and vision he gave to this clinic. We are honored to continue his legacy through the Endowment Fund.

These funds serve as a unique and powerful tool in attracting and retaining high-quality physicians, those who are committed to excellence and the welfare of their patients.

Estate Giving

A gift from your estate is a simple way to make a future, lasting gift to the Sawtooth Mountain Clinic. Monies gifted ensure that quality, compassionate health care will be available to the residents of this county for decades to come.

As an estate giver, you retain the use of the asset during your lifetime and the ability to modify your gift. Estate gifts can be made through a will, revocable (living) trust agreements, retirement plans, or life insurance.

Please consult with your lawyer or estate planner for more information.

If you have special requests or would like for your donation to be made in honor of a loved one, please contact us and we will help you fulfill your memorial wishes.

All gifts are tax-deductible. Donations can be made in the following ways:

By Mail:

Sawtooth Mountain Clinic 
513 5th Ave West
Grand Marais, MN 55604

Online at

Or call Kate Surbaugh at 218-387-2330.

Sawtooth Mountain Clinic is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.