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Favre 4 Hope Foundation has given $600,000 to Minnesota charities

MINNEAPOLIS (KTTC-DT/AP) -- Brett and Deanna Favre's foundation has given $600,000 in grants to four Minnesota charities.

Deanna Favre says the Favre 4 Hope Foundation decided to add Minnesota-based charities to a list of beneficiaries in their home state of Mississippi and Wisconsin.

The Favres gave $200,000 each to the University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital and the Ronald McDonald House. The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Minnesota and Hope Chest for Breast Cancer Foundation each received $100,000 grants.

Deanna and Brett paid surprise visits to the hospital and Ronald McDonald House to present the grants on Friday.

All told, the Favres have given $1.2 million to their charitable partners in all three states this year.

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