Minnesota Wild Foundation Giving Throughout the State of Hockey

The Minnesota Wild Foundation is dedicated to creating a greater State of Hockey by focusing its fundraising efforts and giving in two categories; children’s health and well-being and the growth and development of hockey with particular focus on early engagement as well as diversity, equity and inclusion in the game. The Wild Foundation supports organizations that align with its mission in these two categories through annual grants, by providing in-game fundraising opportunities like Split the Pot Raffle and youth hockey program sales, and by sharing proceeds from fundraising events and initiatives.

Minnesota Wild fans along with community and corporate partners have shown tremendous support for Wild Foundation fundraising efforts since 2009. Thanks to the incredible generosity of fans and donors participating in our events and fundraising initiatives throughout the 2022-23 Wild season, the Minnesota Wild Foundation was able to distribute $481,500 in direct grants to twenty-one charities including $44,000 in grants to youth hockey associations across the State of Hockey for game program sales. The Wild Foundation also distributed grants to the Des Moines, Iowa community on behalf of the Wild’s American Hockey League affiliate team, the Iowa Wild.  Approximately 41% of total annual grants were distributed to hockey related organizations, 59% of grants went to charities that focus on the health and well-being of children and approximately 20% of this total giving supported Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts and programming.

Split the Pot Raffle

At each Wild home game in 2022-23, the Wild Foundation hosted an in-arena Split the Pot Raffle to benefit local charities that align with the mission and purpose of the Wild Foundation. Fans purchase raffle tickets from the time gates open through the end of the second intermission. One winner is selected at random to take home half the gross proceeds from that game’s raffle ticket sales, up to $10,000 and the game’s designated charity received the remaining proceeds. During the 2022-23 season, a total of $913,000 was raised in total ticket sales for thirty-one local charities including the Minnesota Wild Foundation and forty-seven winners took home over $403,000 in total prize money thanks to our Split the Pot Raffle program.

2022-2023 Grant Recipients

44 Youth and Amateur Hockey Associations for Wild game day program sales

Children’s Minnesota

Children’s Cancer Research Fund


Des Moines Youth Hockey Association


Dream of Wild Health

Gabe Fleming Memorial Hockey Scholarship Fund

Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare

Impactful Opportunities with Athletes Foundation

Janis Foligno Foundation

Mentor Iowa

Minnesota Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs

Minnesota Hockey

Minnesota State High School League Boys’ Hockey Coaches Association

Minnesota State High School League Girls’ Hockey Coaches Association

Minute Men Amateur Athletics Foundation


Naegele Legacy Grant to Hockey Ministries

Saint Paul and Minnesota Community Foundation – CollegeBound St. Paul

United Heroes League

White Bear Lake Youth Hockey Association Hockey Day Minnesota Grant

2022-2023 Raffle Beneficiaries:

Autism Society of Minnesota

Camp Odayin

Children's Cancer Research Fund

Crescent Cove


Edina Community Foundation for MN Wild Blind Hockey

Edina Community Foundation for MN Sled Hockey

Edina Community Foundation for MN Wild Deaf & Hard Of Hearing Hockey

Faith's Lodge


Friends of St. Paul Hockey

Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare

Hendrickson Foundation

Herb Brooks Foundation

HiWay Credit Union Foundation/Hockey Kids 4 Kids

Hobey Baker Memorial Award Foundation


Make A Wish Minnesota

Minnesota Hockey

Minnesota Warriors Ice Hockey

Minnesota Wild Foundation

Minnesota Wild Special Hockey

Pinky Swear Foundation

Ronald McDonald House Charities - Upper Midwest

Special Olympics Minnesota

Twin Cities Pride

United Heroes League

US Hockey Hall of Fame Museum

Washburn Center For Children

Wishes & More

Women's Hockey Association of Minnesota