Good Shepherd Foundation’s mission is to support our aging community to live gracefully during their later years. After building our families, communities, and country, they deserve the utmost respect and dignified care.

The Good Shepherd Foundation serves the entire Good Shepherd Family including older adults, families, staff, volunteers, and church congregations. We are dedicated to the growth of services and programs.

Generous financial support from people like you makes a profound impact allowing us to provide more care and comfort to the people we serve, and beautification of our campus settings. Choose a specific area of need, or our Greatest Needs Fund that lends support to all of Good Shepherd. You may make a one-time gift or give on an on-going basis annually. The choice is yours!

We invite you to join us in calling Good Shepherd home.

Foundation at work examples

Existing programs and services include: Music and Memory, Growing Artful, and Serenity Gardens.

Events, Projects & Programs

Areas of Need

Ways to Give

Foundation: Serenity Garden

2019 Golf Raffle Winner

Good Shepherd’s annual golf tournament is our largest fundraiser to date and August 17, 2020 will be our 35th year. Whether you’re a fair weather golfer or a seasoned professional, it’s a fun day on the course for a good cause! The 2020 tourney will be held at St. Cloud Country Club. Golfers can sign up individually, as a twosome, or a foursome. All are welcome. Our brochure and sign up details will be available soon.

Golf Tournament
Foundation: Music and Memory

Cottages Renovation

Renovations are currently underway at the Sauk Rapids campus. Good Shepherd Cottages are a nurturing and supportive environment for people with early through mid-late stages of memory loss. Enhancements to the living areas include new commercial kitchens, activity and recreation areas, and aesthetic updates in the living areas.

Cottages Renovations
Foundation: Music and Memory


Any gift, big or small, has great impact on those we serve. Every gift is gratefully appreciated.

Foundation: Serenity Garden

Shepherd Tours

Who doesn’t like a road trip? Expecially when you don’t have to do the planning or the driving! Shepherd Tours is a great option to get out and see exciting places and enjoy fun activities. Check out our next great adventure by clicking the button below.

Shepherd Tours
Foundation: Music and Memory

Household Kitchen Remodel

The kitchen is the heart of the home. Our household kitchens are no different. We are currently accepting donations to help fund the remodel of the eight kitchens within the nursing home. The remodel will entail new cabinets, countertops, and fixtures. For more information, please contact Cheryl 320-259-3491. To donate, please click on the button below.

Household Kitched Remodel
Foundation: Music and Memory


Many people like to give gifts in memory of their loved ones.  At Good Shepherd, there are two options. One is the purchase of a Memorial stone, etched with your loved one’s name and placed in our serenity garden at our main campus entrance. The other is to make a monetary memorial donation directed to the fund of your choice in honor of your loved one by clicking on the button below.  For more information, contact Cheryl in our Foundation office at 320-259-3491.

Memorial Donation
Foundation: Serenity Garden

Miller Mission Award

Thanks to a very generous donation, we are able to give out five monetary awards to deserving staff who live our mission each and every day.

Miller Mission Award
Foundation: Music and Memory

Cottage Link Construction

With the cold, winter weather approaching, the safety and comfort of our residents is more necessary than ever. Plans have been designed to build an enclosed link between the cottages and the campus. A capital campaign is underway to fund this construction.

Cottage Link Construction
Foundation: Music and Memory

Matching Gifts

Many businesses and/or organizations will match their employee’s giving efforts. The matching gift program is a wonderful opportunity to help us continue our mission and encourage others to consider a donation. Check with your benefits specialist to see if your company participates.

Foundation: Serenity Garden

#harvesting Good annual campaign

Each year we ask for donations from our staff and the greater community. These donations act as seeds we plant to grow our programs and services. The result is a bountiful harvest that allows us to enrich the lives of those we serve in many and varied ways.

#harvesting Good/
Foundation: Music and Memory

Planned Giving
As Christians we are called to show love and provide for needs (1 Timothy 5:8) ; wisely use and increase the assets God has given (Matthew 25:14-30) ; and be good stewards, as all that we own is a trust from God (1 Peter 4:10).

Contact Cheryl at 320-259-3491 to learn more about the many planned giving options available including:

  • Life insurance policies
  • Bequests in a will
  • Charitable remainder trust
  • Charitable gift annuities
  • Transfer of stock or property
  • Retirement planned gift
Foundation: Serenity Garden

Homespun Holiday

Usually in December we host an arts, crafts, and holiday gifts sale. This provides a great opportunity to shop for unique gifts, most of which are handmade with love by local vendors. Unfortunately, we will not be having this event in December, 2021. We hope to bring the event back in 2022.

Homespun Holiday
Foundation: Music and Memory

Vehicle Donation

Do you have a vehicle taking up space? Did you know you can donate your car, boat, truck, RV, watercraft or snowmobile to the Good Shepherd Foundation? This no cost, no hastle process begins when you contact our fundraising partner, Donation Line, LLC at 877-227-7487. Be sure to ask for extension 2465 or click on the button below.

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Sauk Rapids, MN 56379

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