Our Mission

The Northwest Minnesota Foundation invests resources, facilitates collaboration, and promotes philanthropy to make the region a better place to live and work.

Our Vision

Northwest Minnesota will be a place where communities and people work together to foster opportunity, promote philanthropy, and enrich the lives of all residents.

Quality of Place

We have adopted a concept called Quality of Place, which we use to focus our resources on meeting the needs of our rural region. Quality of Place is something all communities will need to be successful in the future, found in four asset areas:

  • Natural Assets – outdoor recreation, clean air and water, lakes and forests
  • Structural assets – housing, health care, education
  • Social assets – leadership effective organizations, community character
  • Economic assets – jobs, family incomes, business opportunities