DIRT GROUP Global-the Resilient Healing Institute

DIRT GROUP GLOBAL is a Minnesota-based, federal 501(c)3 public charitable nonprofit corporation. Donations are tax-deductible.

Our Goal:
Our goal is to establish DIRT GROUP GLOBAL’S “Resilient Healing Institute” as a rural innovation hub focusing on research and programming related to mental health, education, food security, and community development. This fundraising effort will help us advance our work and complete the purchase of a former church, parsonage, and the adjacent 2.5 acres currently home to the DIRT GROUP gardens. The property will become the home base for us to continue developing, coordinating, and supporting DIRT GROUP Global's work.

Our Programs:
DIRT GROUP is an award-winning mental health application rooted in applied theory and recent findings in neuroscience that creates opportunities for meaningful social engagement and increased mental health as DIRT GROUP participants realize intrinsic and tangible results through participation in experientially rich gardening, farming, foods, and creative arts projects.

When schools across the globe shuttered in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic, child and adolescent mental health needs were already at crisis levels. These unprecedented levels of social isolation impacted child and adolescent mental health even more drastically as opportunities for social connection plummeted. DIRT GROUP WORLD was created in March 2020 to meet this new challenge, successfully pivoting both a rural and a metro group to completely virtual platforms for 14 months.

Our Ask:
With your support, DIRT GROUP Global can
  • provide timely and meaningful programming, instruction, and consultation to community, educational, and mental health organizations, partners, and stakeholders working to decrease the impacts of social isolation on mental health;
  • advance its work in game-based, virtual, hybrid, and in-person learning spaces; and
  • practically and financially support DIRT GROUP residencies, internships, instruction, and consultation as part of securing a physical space for the "Resilient Healing Institute" as DIRT GROUP Global’s research, practice, and education center.

We welcome your insights and questions - and tax-deductible donations. And please know how deeply we appreciate your time and consideration of our request.


  • James Murck 
    • $200 
    • 6 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $30 
    • 10 d
  • alex fink 
    • $25 
    • 10 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $10 
    • 11 d
  • Ilene Alexander 
    • $100 
    • 19 d


Litchfield, MN
Dirt Group Global 
Registered nonprofit
Donations are typically 100% tax deductible in the US.