Heidi Halvarson

Philanthropy Specialist
Medtronic Foundation

Heidi Jedlicka Halvarson is a Philanthropy Specialist for the Medtronic Foundation who serves staff and community partners by connecting plan to processes and ideas to resources.


Heidi believes in the powerful combination of planning & policy and that well-governed organizations are strong organizations. Heidi has moved through the social sector in grant funded positions, as a grantseeker, and as a grantmaker. She is passionate about the intersection of the arts, activism, and public health globally.


Heidi is Blackbaud Grantmaking Certified and has a Project Management Certification from University of Minnesota. She serves on both the Minnesota and Corporate steering committees for PEAK Grantmaking. Heidi holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theater from College of St. Benedict and is a Master of Public Affairs candidate at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs.