Because of his vision for a healthier and better world, Dr. Wentz is a devoted humanitarian and philanthropist. He is the inspiration for the USANA Foundation, a charity with a mission to help those suffering from hunger and malnutrition by providing them consistent nourishment and creating sustainable solutions for them to build their own food independence. He founded the Wentz Medical Center and Laboratory in Uganda and the Wentz Medical Center in Cambodia, which serve children orphaned by diseases such as malaria and HIV. With the generous donations of many USANA Associates, a facility bearing Dr. Wentz’ name was also established in Malawi. Working with the Children’s Hunger Fund, Dr. Wentz has continued to establish Medical Centers in other impoverished areas of the world. A total of seven centers have been established so far and there are two more projects underway. In addition to the Medical Centers, Dr. Wentz has helped fund the creation of several Mercy Centers and more are being established through his generous pledge for this purpose.

Dr. Wentz has also donated generously to his alma mater, North Central College.

Charitable Giving Announcements

Wentz Medical Center Expansion Uganda

February 2023

Dr. Wentz has provided major funding for a significant expansion of the Wentz Medical Center in Gaba, Uganda. The main purpose of the Medical Center is to improve the health and lives of orphaned and poverty-stricken children. The new 5-story building will have additional diagnostic labs, operating rooms, dental theatres, as well as inpatient wards for an additional 26 beds.  A power generator facility will be part of the many site improvements.

Campaign for Mercury-Free Dentistry

February 2023

Celebrating its 5th year, the campaign to ban the use of mercury amalgam for all children and women of child-bearing age in all of Africa has been a resounding success. Dr. Wentz is pleased to have helped Africa, the second-largest continent in size and population (over a billion people), lead the way for mercury-free dentistry.

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The Wentz Living Center

February 2023

Dr. Wentz is excited about the creation of a senior living center in his hometown of Napoleon, North Dakota. This welcoming and restful facility will consist of assisted living and nursing home accommodations, sunrooms, chapel and multi-purpose room, guest visitation areas, and all-inclusive dining and dietary services. The center will also have a medical clinic, 24-hour nursing, restorative therapy, chiropractic, massage, and wellness services. This innovative state-of-the-art facility is intended to be a model for assisted living and care for the elderly.

Some of the many facility features will include:

  • Geothermal heating and cooling
  • Air and RO water purification
  • Heated flooring
  • Therapy baths
  • Unique infection control capabilities

North Central College

October 2021

The Dr. Myron Wentz Center for Health Sciences & Engineering was dedicated on October 7, 2021 at his alma mater, North Central College, in Naperville, Illinois. This technologically advanced facility will help expand North Central’s already robust health care occupations and engineering programs. To learn more about this facility.

Visit our North Central College page

Hurricane Relief

May 2021

Children’s Hunger Fund

The Wentz Foundation directed $50,000 toward CHF’s Honduras and Guatemala Mercy Network disaster relief efforts in the wake of the terrible hurricanes which decimated the area.

Download the Hurricane Relief Report
The Cornerstone Foundation

At the recommendation of one of Dr. Wentz’s USANA Vision award winners (Dr. Steve Hryszczuk) the Wentz Foundation sent $20,000 to assist with The Cornerstone Foundation’s relief efforts (through the Loma de Luz Honduras Hurricane Relief).

Learn more about The Cornerstone Foundation

Dr. Myron Wentz Legacy Initiative

August 2020

In August of 2020, Dr. Wentz established a Legacy Initiative with the Children’s Hunger Fund. The Legacy Initiative includes a gift of $50 million over a period of 9 years to support CHF’s 2030 Growth Initiative. The Legacy Gift will enable significant expansion of CHF’s programs currently serving orphans and impoverished children and their families in 25 countries.

Read the full announcement

COVID-19 Response Efforts

May 2020

In support of Children’s Hunger Fund’s global response plan to provide emergency food and medical assistance to orphans and impoverished children severely affected by the coronavirus pandemic, Dr. Wentz provided CHF with $2M to benefit the communities throughout CHF’s Mercy Networks.

Dr. Wentz is a meaningful donor to organizations that are engaged in protecting the health of children:

Children's Health Defense

CHD’s mission is to end childhood health epidemics by working aggressively to eliminate harmful environmental exposures, hold those responsible for the exposure accountable, and establish safeguards to ensure the future good health of our children and planet.

Environmental Health Trust

EHT is dedicated to safeguarding human health and the environment by empowering people with accurate and timely information, education, and ongoing research regarding environmental health hazards.

Fluoride Action Network

FAN seeks to end fluoridation by informing citizens, scientists, and policymakers of the toxicity of fluoride.

Dental Amalgam Mercury Solutions

DAMS was founded for the purpose of educating the public on the dangers of amalgams, and other toxic chemicals and dental procedures.

Dr. Wentz Supports

National Vaccine Information Center

NVIC is dedicated to preventing vaccine injuries and deaths through public education and advocating for informed consent protections.