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Invest in Success

At MDI, we empower people with disabilities by providing meaningful work opportunities to promote success and independence. Through job coaching, training and skill development, people with disabilities cultivate tools for life-long personal development and growth. Your donation will help provide the services needed for equal employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

A Wilder Research study found each $1 donated to MDI produces a social return on investment of $4.87. 

Your Gift of:

  • $25 purchases supplies for a Unified Work Mobile Academy
  • $50 fills the gas tank to take our Unified Work vehicle to a small community in Minnesota
  • $100 creates an hour of a Unified Work Academy in-person class
  • $250 provides three sessions of the Unified Work Virtual class
  • $500 means support to the development of the Unified Work website to house our on-line learning platform
  • $1,000 helps develop one e-learning module for the new online training platform

You can double your gift to MDI by participating in your employer’s matching gift program.

Kirk Jacobson

Ways To Give

Your donation helps people with disabilities receive meaningful and empowering job opportunities. 



MDI, Attn: Donations, 3501 Broadway St. NE. Ste. 100, Minneapolis, MN 55413. If you’re donating in honor or memory of someone, please provide the contact information for acknowledgement. 



Please call Michelle at 651-999-8287 to make a donation by phone using your Visa, MasterCard, or American Express Card.


Gift of Stock

To facilitate a transfer of stock we will connect your broker to MDI’s broker. To initiate the process please contact Melissa McKeever at (651) 999-8217.

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Use your IRA to make a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) to MDI. QCDs can satisfy your required minimum distributions (RMDs), if certain rules are met. Contact your IRA plan administrator and Melissa McKeever at (651) 999-8217.


Estate Planning

Including MDI in your Estate Planning can be as easy as designating MDI the beneficiary of an asset or you can leave a gift in your personal will or trust with your attorney or financial plannerIf you’d like, notify Melissa McKeever at (651) 999-8217.

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Thank you for investing in the success of people with disabilities!

MDI is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
Our privacy policy: We take your privacy very seriously. Information collected in processing your donation is kept confidential and is never shared.

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Testimonials from Employees

Bruce Holm

Bruce working on commercial plastics projects

Bruce Holm

“Everyone is equal no matter their gender, race, ethnicity, or disability. We’re all imperfect pieces of a puzzle, but put together, we make a perfect picture.”

Jennifer Hart

Jennifer, a Machine Operator in Hibbing.

Jennifer Hart

“MDI challenges and trains me to perform in different areas of the work floor. Everyone is more excepting of our disabilities. I’ve enjoyed Careers Skills 101 and am looking forward to starting 201.”

Kway Ji

Kway while kitting and assembling.

Kway Ji

“MDI is a good place to work and wants everyone to succeed. If you don’t understand something, asking questions is all you need to do and Leads are there to help. I’ve never worked at a place that was so supportive of people with disabilities.”

Stacy Masog

Stacy who is a Line Lead and provides supports for all employees.

Stacy Masog

“Overcoming our differences is what makes us a great team. We all feel like a family. The company keeps all of employees in the loop and communication is good. It makes everyday a new experience.”

Leanne Miller

Leanne is sonic welding a corrugated plastic container.

Leanne Miller

"I feel less stressed here. I can become overwhelmed easy, but don’t feel that here. I get to try different things and learn skills. I even enrolled in next Career Skills class to help me learn about possibly working out tin the community."