Northland Foundation Mission

food shelfMission and Core Values


The Northland Foundation invests in people and communities to support a thriving Northeastern Minnesota.

Core Values

Integrity. Be solid partners—ethical, reliable, and transparent. Keep the mission and values at the forefront. Walk the talk.

Respect. Listen with an open mind. Honor different cultures, traditions, and beliefs. Practice kindness.

Empowerment. Trust communities to know their own challenges and strengths; Self-determination is a key to long-term success. Encourage that all voices be heard and all gifts valued. Meet people where they are.

Inclusiveness.  Challenge ourselves, and others, to acknowledge privilege in all its forms. Be intentional to break down barriers and bring people together. Treat everyone equitably.