Northwest Minnesota COVID Community Heroes

Heroes come in many forms. Medical professionals, first responders, local volunteers, community leaders, essential workers and everyday people—working throughout the Northwest Minnesota region to support those in need.

Presented by the Northwest Minnesota Foundation, the COVID Community Heroes Campaign seeks out individuals and organizations throughout the region who are making an impact during these challenging times. Sharing their stories—in an effort to spark meaningful conversation—will help our communities re-think, re-build and recover. Because together, we can.

Our Purpose:

The COVID-19 pandemic spurred steep challenges and deep divides across the globe—and across Northwest Minnesota. It also presented us with unique ways to support change—through uplifting and inspiring acts of kindness. We watched people rally to help those in need. Businesses and organizations banded together to aid their communities. Collectively showing compassion in action when and where it was needed.

Highlighting these hidden heroes throughout the Northwest Minnesota region, COVID Community Heroes seeks to recognize these actions—in hopes to emphasize what unites us, rather than divides us.

Call for COVID Community Heroes

The Call for COVID Community Heroes kicks off Monday, February 8th throughout the 12 counties and two tribal nations in Northwest Minnesota. We encourage businesses, nonprofit organizations, and individuals to nominate those who have shown compassion in action.

A committee will review submissions monthly, select and share those who stand out on a rolling basis.

Green Star Heroes Receive:

  • Region wide recognition
  • A special COVID Community Heroes gift
  • A $500 donation to the charity or non-profit of their choice* (located within Northwest Minnesota)

*Organization must have a registered 501c3 status

Blue Star Heroes Receive:

  • Region wide recognition
  • A special COVID Community Heroes gift

Nominate a COVID Community Hero Today!

Nominate an Individual
Nominate a Business or Nonprofit Organization