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The Fund

The pandemic has left none of us untouched.
For our healthcare workers, it has taken a particularly tremendous toll—including the loss of life.
The Frontline Families Fund provides direct financial support and educational scholarships to the children of healthcare workers who have lost their lives to COVID-19.
Why Now?
There are few who understand the impact of COVID-19 better than world-renowned epidemiologist Dr. Michael Osterholm. He envisioned this fund, recognizing the grave-risk that health care workers face both now and in the future.

Who We've Lost

This pandemic has disproportionately impacted those who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), causing higher mortality rates and illuminating how racial inequities have life-and-death consequences.




Health Care


Disproportionate impact on
communities of color
Their Stories
Do you know a family who has lost a healthcare worker to COVID-19?

In The News

CBS This Morning

Tune in Monday November 16 when Dr. Osterholm sits down with Gayle King about the launch of the Frontline Families Fund.


Tune into the “The Osterholm Update: COVID-19” on November 19 to hear Dr. Osterholm discuss why support is necessary for the healthcare workers on the frontline of the pandemic.
COVID-19 Podcasts and Webinars.

How Can I Help?

For gifts over $5,000, or to contribute closely-held assets, please contact a Gift Planner at the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation
Checks can also be mailed to the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation at 101 Fifth Street East Suite 2400, Saint Paul, MN 55101-1800. Please make the check out to the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation and write Frontline Families Fund in the memo.


For Grants

Brave of Heart Fund

The Brave of Heart Fund provides monetary grants to eligible family members of frontline healthcare workers and healthcare volunteers who lost their lives because of COVID-19.

Learn more and apply
For Scholarships

Scholarship America

Scholarship America will facilitate the delivery of scholarship funds to the families of frontline healthcare workers who have lost their lives to COVID-19.

The scholarships will be available starting in the 2021 - 2022 academic year.

Learn more and apply