The Foundation

Cullen Children's Foundation

"From what we get, we can make a living. What we give, however, makes a life."

Arthur Ashe, professional tennis player, said it best. Another professional sports player has made Ashe's wise words the foundation of his foundation. Moorhead native and NHL Player Matt Cullen and his wife Bridget founded the Cullen Children's Foundation in 2003.

As a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, we financially assist children's healthcare organizations within the Fargo-Moorhead and surrounding area.

Our Mission

We provide financial resources to organizations that support children's healthcare needs, with an emphasis on cancer.

Our Values

The core values that drive the Cullen Children's Foundation are integrity, selflessness and respect. We strive to uphold those values in every facet of our foundation.

Our Goals

  • Improve the quality of life for children and their families, who are dealing with cancer or life threatening diseases.
  • Increase awareness of children's healthcare issues, focusing on cancer.

Who we've helped

DMF Lend-A-Hand for Kids
Essentia Health
Kamp KACE in MN
Make-A-Wish Foundation
Sanford Children's Hospital
Sanford Foundation
Ronald McDonald House in Fargo
Wishes and More
Outdoor Adventure Foundation
UND Pediatric Division of Medical Genetics

Our team

Our Board of Directors donate their time and efforts to help the kids. And that's what's it's all about.
Board of Directors
Back: Julie Kunka, Kathryn Kingsley, Matt Cullen, Dale Lian, Terry Cullen
Front: Michelle Carney, Bridget Cullen, Nola McNeally, Jeff Reed