The Importance of Giving Back

Guest Blogger: Brittney Devey Making a Difference Foundation Board Member Hey everyone! I want you to think about the word “Community” for a second and what it means to you. Your community can be so many different things! Your community can be as small as your immediate family or friend…

Why Should I Give Back (by going a Medical Mission)?

Guest Blogger: Eddie Christensen Making a Difference Foundation Board Member   Why Should I Give Back (by going a Medical Mission)? India, Kenya, Haiti, Paraguay, Ecuador, Guatemala, and Panama all sound like fun and exotic places – and they most certainly are.  But think deeper.  How many people have you…

Local Grant Story: Blessings in a Backpack

Guest Blogger: Chris Madsen, CompHealth Blessings in a Backpack is a nonprofit organization that was formed to ensure that elementary aged children do not go hungry over the weekend. Many students in impoverished areas rely on their school for breakfast and lunch. And, in some cases, those may be the…

A Letter from Foundation President and Chair of the Board

Dear Friends, Like many organizations, the Coronavirus pandemic caused us to dramatically change in 2020.  As the virus spread quickly throughout the world in the first quarter, most of our 2020 plans and goals were immediately made obsolete. Our mission to support healthcare providers and CHG Healthcare employees find their…

Local Grant Story: Children’s Miracle Network

Guest Blogger: Rayna Arthur When I had my first child, Aaliyah, it was the greatest joy and love I’ve ever known. At almost 3 months old, I noticed something different about her. Naturally, I started researching and looking at medical journals for an answer. I brought my concerns to her…

Local Grant Story: The Inn Between

Guest Blogger: Deb Lillie It was 2015, when I first learned about The Inn Between on the 10:00 pm news channel.  The story was about a nonprofit “16-bed pilot project” facility, to provide people who lack housing a safe haven during a medical crisis or when terminally ill. I turned…

My Medical Mission Story: Randy Archibald

Guest Blogger: Randy Archibald Many providers choose to practice medicine as a profession because they want to help people. My passion for working in the medical field began on a two-year mission to Chile I participated in as a young man through my church. During this mission I got pretty…

Why We’re Suspending Medical Mission Trips in 2020

2020 definitely didn’t start off how we planned here at the Making a Difference Foundation. Just like all of you, Coronavirus impacted our plans for the year, and we are adjusting to this new normal. By far, the largest part of our year would have been executing on the 16…

2019 Annual Report

If you’ve been anywhere on the internet the last month, you will have seen a plethora of memes about the “good ol’ days” of 2019. For the Making a Difference Foundation, 2019 was a pretty incredible year. We made giant strides forward in fulfilling our mission of igniting the passions…

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