The Bakken Invitation Award recognizes and connects people, who with the help of medical technology, are contributing in communities all around the world through charitable service and volunteerism.
It embraces the legacy of Medtronic co-founder and humanitarian Earl Bakken.
Each year, award honorees are selected from the Bakken Invitation Community for the Bakken Invitation Award, recognizing their extraordinary accomplishments.
Share your story with us, and show the world how you are making a difference.
For every story, the Medtronic Foundation will donate $10 to Project HOPE.
Each year, at least 10 people will be selected from the Bakken Invitation Community for the Bakken Invitation Award, recognizing their extraordinary accomplishments. Each of these Bakken Honorees are invited to nominate a charity of their choice for a $20,000 grant from Medtronic Foundation. They also join together in Hawaii to meet Earl Bakken, participate in community service projects and learn how to inspire others to “Live On. Give On.”