Lifecore Foundation


Businesses thrive in strong communities. Just as we care about the individuals who work for our company, we care about the communities in which they live and where we work.

The Lifecore Foundation gives back to strengthen our community.

Who We Are:  The Lifecore Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that coordinates Lifecore Biomedical employee charitable contributions and volunteer efforts.  We focus on helping the communities in which our employees live in the Twin Cities metro area and throughout the state of Minnesota.   

What We Do:  The Lifecore Foundation works through Lifecore Biomedical and with other local nonprofits to raise funds and awareness for a variety of causes.  This is done through donations of goods, services, or funds raised through several activities throughout the year. To date, the Lifecore Foundation has donated nearly $200,000 as well as countless numbers of toys, food items, school supplies and other goods to local charities. 

Where We Give:  The Lifecore Foundation is focused on supporting humanitarian needs in the Twin Cities metro area and throughout the state of Minnesota.  Some examples of organizations that have recently received our assistance:

          Make-A-Wish Foundation of MN                            Beacon Interfaith

          Love, Inc.                                                                  Toys for Tots  

          Fisher House Foundation                                       Homes for Our Troops

          Teen Challenge                                                        CAP Agency     

          Save-A-Bull Rescue                                                Ruff Start Rescue

          The Pet Project                                                        Second Harvest


Lifecore Foundation 25th Annual Auction

The Lifecore Foundation 25th Annual charity auction takes place on November 30, 2016.  The auction is our biggest fundraising event. 

Money raised from the 2016 auction will go towards support of:

  • MACV – Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MN Statewide).  MACV provides assistance throughout Minnesota to positively motivated veterans and their families who are homeless or experiencing other life crises.  More information is avaiable at
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN).  MAW works to "grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy."  More information is avaialble at
  • Minnesota Eye Foundation/Operation Eyesight (Minnetonka, MN).  Operation Eyesight is an annual two-day charitable event where surgeons and clinic professionals contribute their time and skills to perform eye surgeries at no cost for patients without insurance coverage.  EIN 20-1500262
  • Secondhand Hounds (Eden Prairie, MN).  Secondhand Hounds is a non-profit foster-based rescue organization that provides safe shelter, proper veterinary care adn daily necessities for animals at risk, while working hard to find each a permanent, loving home.  More information is avaiable at


Current Board Members

Joshua Morlock – Chair            Emily Breen                    Sarah LaMott                  Julie Baker  

Jen Schultz – Vice Chair            Dan Hawkins                  Liz Melander                  Michelle Johnson

Mark Grant – Treasurer              Bonnie Malz                    Melissa Seaver

Matt Slattery – Secretary           Sebastian Pana               Matt Otto

Federal EIN Tax ID Number: 41-1736832

Items/funds donated to the Lifecore Foundation may be tax-deductible as applicable by law.


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