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A Program of the Medtronic Foundation

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Thank you for sharing your story!

Your contributions are making the world a better place to live.


Your story will now be reviewed and soon posted to the Bakken Invitation Community Impact Map.

Medtronic Philanthropy will donate $10 to Project HOPE to help ensure medical technology is available in underserved communities around the world.

Once your story is listed on the Impact Map in the Bakken Invitation Community, you can search for other inspiring stories and ideas, and connect with others who share common interests.

You also are encouraged to learn more about the Bakken Invitation Award. Each year, 10 honorees will earn a $20,000 grant for their chosen charity and a trip to Hawaii to meet Medtronic co-founder, Earl Bakken.

Thank you for all you do. Your contributions are making the world a better place to live.

Live on. Give on.


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Bakken Invitation Community information

A confirmation email has also been sent the email address you provided. In this email, you will find your Bakken Invitation Community username and password (auto-generated for you). A link will also be provided to sign in and reset your password the next time you visit the site.

Note: If you selected “Community Directory Opt Out,” you will not be able to connect or be contacted. You can rejoin the community directory by editing your story page.



If you are interested in the 2014 program, please sign up to be notified when applications are reopened next year.

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