There are thousands – tens of thousands even – non-profits out there. In most states, the majority of the highest-ranked NPOs fall in the healthcare sector, usually followed by the education sector. As an example, here’s a list of the top twenty-five NPOs in Minnesota.
1. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota – Offers health plans and insurance
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2. Mayo Clinic – A medical education and research center and integrated healthcare system. This is one of the most prestigious institutions, known for their cutting edge treatments of many diseases and conditions.
3. Medica – insurer (recently in the news for their coverage of cosmetic items.)
4. HealthPartners – A family of health plans and health-related companies. They specialize in lower rate (high deductible) coverage that protects against catastrophic illness.
5. Allina Health System (dba Allina Hospitals and Clinics)- An integrated health care system
6. Fairview Health Services – An integrated health care network
7. Essentia Health – A multi-state nonprofit health care system. Known to attract some of the best doctors because of their professional policies.
8. UCare – A health plan that serves state public program and federal Medicare enrollees
9. Park Nicollet Health Services – An integrated healthcare system
10. HealthEast – An integrated health care system
11. CentraCare Corp. – A health care system including St. Cloud Hospital, CentraCare Clinic, CentraCare Health Services, Long Prairie and Melrose.
12. Children’s Hospitals and Clinics – A health care system specializing exclusively in treating children
13. North Memorial Health Care – An independent health care system
14. Northstar Education Finance Inc. – Student aid, education finance and education based grants
15. University of St. Thomas – A co-educational, comprehensive Catholic university
16. St. Luke’s Hospital of Duluth – Hospital and clinics
17. University of Minnesota Physicians – provides health care, advances medicine and trains physicians
18. National Marrow Donor Program – Facilitates marrow, peripheral blood stem cell and umbilical cord blood transplants
19. Carleton College – A coeducational, residential, liberal arts college
20. Presbyterian Homes and Services – Provides nursing, housing and related services to the elderly
21. St. Olaf College – A private four-year liberal arts college
22. Macalester College – A private, undergraduate liberal arts college with 40 areas of study
23. Stillwater Health System (dba Lakeview Health) – An integrated health care system
24. Hennepin Faculty Associates – A multi-specialty physician group (practicing primarily at Hennepin County) Medical Center for charitable, educational, and scientific purposes
25. Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare – Diagnosis and treatment of children and adolescents with disabilities