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Strategic Initiatives 

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Strategic Initiatives enable the Medica Foundation to make a community investment on a larger and more impactful scale. We hope to learn about innovative solutions that serve as incubators for ideas, and catalysts for systemic change. The goal is to provide more flexibility for our grant partner to implement a longer-term project and evaluate impact. A strategic grant may be awarded over the course of two or even three years.

Proposals should address one of the following focus areas:

  • Programs focusing on the intersection of mental health and stable housing
  • Dental programs for youth or adults in need
  • Telehealth programs that support access to health care services

In order to be eligible, organizations must:

  • Have received a Medica Foundation Behavioral Health, Early Childhood Health or Strategic grant in the last five years
  • Be in good standing with a successfully completed grant
  • Have an organization budget with revenue of at least $1 million
  • Be located and operate in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota or western Wisconsin

One grant awarded up to $200,000

If you wish to submit an application for a Strategic Initiative, we ask that you first contact Gina DiMaggio, Foundation program manager to discuss your proposal, confirm eligibility and request a link to the application form.


Applications Accepted Grant Award Announcement
February 3 – May 1, 2020 Mid October