Our Mission is to raise funds to sponsor cutting-edge neuroscience research on addiction and high school scholarship for kids, who persevered and graduated in spite of struggle with personal issues or illness.

About Us

We created this Foundation to remember Chris Wivholm, whose life was short but affected many. He had the biggest heart and was full of life.


If you or someone you know is an addict please get help. You won’t ever “cure” your addiction, but getting help could save your life.


Thank you for supporting our Organization. We welcome your donations at any time. All contributions are tax deductible.

Chris Wivholm Foundation is helping to ensure that fewer individuals will lose their fight with addiction. We are raising money for a great cause to support University of Minnesota Medical Discovery Team—Strategy to Develop New Therapies for Opioid-Use Disorder. 

Saturday | May 18, 2019

As a result of our dinner, silent auction and fundraising events in May we were able to donate $7,000 to University of Minnesota Neuroscience Debarment - Medical Discovery Team. Thank you so much to our supporters! We are saving lives by contributing to research. This new collaborative research program, led by University of Minnesota Neuroscience Discovery Team on Addiction, examines how addictive drugs alter the brain and how these changes can lead to compulsive drug use. 

Thursday | May 16, 2019

We are proud to present our first Chris Wivholm Memorial Scholarship to an Eden Prairie High School student on Thursday, May 16th at 7 pm at the Eden Prairie High School Performing Arts Center.

Wednesday | May 8, 2019

Chris Wivholm Foundation is co-sponsoring the following event: Medical Discovery Team on Addiction invites you to hear Maia Szalavitz, the author of bestseller “Unbroken Brain”.

May 7 - June 5, 2019

You are invited to participate in our Pampered Chef Fundraiser by placing on order through Thursday June 6th to benefit the Chris Wivholm Foundation – Funding Research and Support for the Disease of Addiction.

Saturday | March 30, 2019

Mark the date! If you eat at Red’s Savoy Pizza on the 30th of every month and mention Chris Wivholm Foundation 20% of what you spend will be donated to the Foundation and it’s noble cause.

Wednesday | March 13, 2019

ENROLL NOW! Constant Craving: Of Neuroscience and Addiction. In conjunction with Brain Awareness Week, LearningLife has joined forces with the University’s Departments of Neuroscience and Psychiatry to highlight the most current neuroscientific research on addiction.

Saturday| March 2, 2019

We are excited to let you know that the foundation will receive an $800 donation for our fundraiser event. The donation resulted from a cash donation from The Pampered Chef company and Julie Dent, our Independent Kitchen Consultant, who presented the demonstration and assisted with the fundraiser event.

Saturday | January 19, 2019

We had our first event on January 19 and it was a big success thanks to all of you! Thank you for your support of Chris Wivholm Foundation and it’s mission! We raised over $3,000, and will me donating it to University of Minnesota Neuroscience Research tomorrow. 

Saturday | October 13, 2018

We had our first successful fundraising event in Eden Prairie, MN and raised $600!

Next Steps...

If you cannot attend our events, please consider a donation. We are raising money for a great cause to support University of Minnesota Medical Discovery Team—2018 Strategy to Develop New Therapies for Opioid-Use Disorder.