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About Our Funding

The Medica Foundation seeks to improve health by funding initiatives that are innovative in how care is delivered and have a high likelihood of creating long-term change. We are committed to building partnerships and engaging our employees in charitable activities.

Since its inception, the Medica Foundation has been a leader in funding behavioral health initiatives. Other grant funding areas include initiatives to support early childhood health and rural health.

Funding is directed toward initiatives that:

  • Are true innovations in how health care is delivered
  • Have a high likelihood of creating sustainable, systemic change
  • Address the social issues that drive health care costs and reduce health care disparities
  • Build partnerships and collaborations between Medica and other community organizations

2019 Funding Opportunities (PDF)




Funding Map

Where We Fund

Grant applications are accepted from organizations located in and providing services in the states of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and the following counties in Western Wisconsin:

  • Ashland
  • Barron
  • Bayfield
  • Burnett
  • Chippewa
  • Douglas
  • Dunn
  • Eau Claire
  • Pierce
  • Polk
  • Sawyer
  • St. Croix
  • Washburn

The Medica Foundation funds a limited number of grant applications in Nebraska, Iowa and Kansas with a closed application process. Requests for funding in these states are accepted only from organizations that have been invited to apply.


Who We Fund

Nonprofit organizations that are 501(c)(3) legal entities or governmental agencies are eligible to receive funding.


What We Fund

The Medica Foundation considers single-year grant requests. Nonprofit organizations are eligible to receive only one grant within a calendar year.

Depending on the needs of the community, these funding areas may be modified from year to year.

What don't we fund?