Community Partnerships

Grant Recipients

In 2016, the Medica Foundation provided funding for 98 grants in the amount of $1,221,869. The 2016 grant recipients are listed below.

Behavioral Health

Grant Recipient Grant Project Description Grant Amount
C.A.R.E. Clinic
Redwing, Minn.
Address unmet needs of vulnerable people with chemical and mental health support and education that fits their cultural and linguistic needs. $40,000
Catholic Charities of St. Paul & Minneapolis
Minneapolis, Minn.
Improve health outcomes of homeless adults being released from hospitals by dedicating medical respite beds and a full-time mental health provider at the new Dorothy Day Center in St. Paul. $40,000
Domestic Abuse Project
Minneapolis, Minn.
Provide intensive case management services to abuse victim-survivors in the women's therapy program. $40,000
Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
Center City, Minn.
Provide on-campus chemical health education and prevention services at Northeast Metro Intermediate School District 916 though a pilot project that places a Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation (HBFF) counselor on site. $40,000
Holy Rosary Church
Minneapolis, Minn.
Provide bilingual mental health services for individuals, couples and families impacted by trauma. $40,000
Life House, Inc.
Duluth, Minn.
Provide mobile mental health and case management for homeless and street youth by expanding the Mental Health & Wellness Program. $40,000
North Metro Pediatrics, LLC
Coon Rapids, Minn.
Offer trauma-focused counseling to uninsured or underinsured children in the Twin Cities, in partnership with Lutheran Social Services. $40,000
The Mental Health Collective
Minneapolis, Minn.
Support new immigrant and refugee students by innovating and expanding the successful Minneapolis Expanded School Mental Health Program (ESMHP) into a special high school designed to fit their unique needs. $40,000
 
White Earth Land Recovery Project
Callaway, Minn.
Help high-risk members in the tribal community prevent and overcome trauma and addiction through a program of culturally relevant, mindfulness-based interventions and holistic strategies. $40,000
 

Total Behavioral Health Grants:  $360,000



Early Childhood Health

Grant Recipient Grant Program Description Grant Amount
Centro Tyrone Guzman
Minneapolis, Minn.
Hire and train a family health specialist to coordinate year-round parent education on mental health and positive discipline for Latino families. $12,845
Children's Dental Health Services
Rochester, Minn.
Increase access to restorative dental care for underserved children in need of treatment in southeast Minnesota. $25,000
Community Violence Intervention Center (CVIC)
Grand Forks, ND
Improve the physical/mental health of traumatized children, enhance relationships and build resilience by helping families in crisis and providing parenting education, connections to healthcare, schooling & other services. $25,000
Exchange Club Center for Family Unity
Owatonna, Minn.
Extend a parent mentor program to offer in-home support for at-risk families in Freeborn County, teaching parents the skills they need to provide their children with healthy, happy and nurturing homes. $15,600
Headway Emotional Health Services
Richfield, Minn.
Promote healthy social, emotional, and physical development of young children, ages 0-4 though culturally competent education and case management for Native American families. $25,000
Hmong American Partnership
St. Paul, Minn.
Help families enroll in health insurance and access early childhood screening services through the Family Connection Program, which places health navigators in the school and community. $25,000
Isanti County Public Health Services
Cambridge, Minn.
Provide needed dental care for low-income children and families through a partnership with Children's Dental Services. $15,977
Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota
St. Paul, Minn.
Develop an evaluation tool to evaluate an in-home parenting program and supportive services for homeless or highly mobile children. $8,547
Myers-Wilkins Community School Collaborative
Duluth, Minn.
Prepare at-risk children for successful transitions from early childhood to elementary school and from elementary to middle school by connecting children and their families with services and support. $25,000
Neighborhood Health Source
Minneapolis, Minn.
Support infant and early childhood mental health through training and community learning sessions. $25,000
Northland Foundation
Duluth, Minn.
Expand their Day Treatment program to provide mental health interventions to help young children develop social, emotional and behavioral skills. $5,000
Ready, Set, Smile
Minneapolis, Minn.
Expand early childhood preventive services, fluoride varnish application and oral health education to Family Partnership’s south Minneapolis site. $20,000
University of Minnesota Foundation
Minneapolis, Minn.
Provide support and prenatal education in rural county jails for incarcerated women who are pregnant and parenting. $25,000
YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities
Minneapolis, Minn.
Improve mental-social-emotional health outcomes and improve parent and caregiver understanding of childhood health benchmarks for children ages 0-5 Early Childhood Learning Centers in Saint Paul. $25,000
YWCA of Mankato
Mankato, Minn.
Provide home visits from the Ready to Learn early childhood education program to improve school readiness for children of immigrant and refugee families in rural south-central Minnesota. $18,900

Total Early Childhood Health Grants: $296,869



General Health Improvement

Grant Recipient Grant Program Description Grant Amount
African Immigrants Community Services
Minneapolis, Minn.
Healthcare 101 education programs for new immigrants $3,000
Alzheimer's Association Minnesota – North Dakota
Minneapolis, Minn.
2016 Twin Cities Walk to End Alzheimer’s $5,000
American Cancer Society
Mendota Heights, Minn.
2016 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer $5,000
American Heart Association
Minneapolis, Minn
2017 Twin Cities Go Red for Women $7,500
American Lung Association
St. Paul, Minn.
2017 Fight for Air Stair Climb $3,000
American Red Cross
Minneapolis, Minn.
2017 Centennial Heroes Event $12,500
Arthritis Foundation
St. Paul, Minn.
2016 Twin Cities Jingle Bell Run $25,000
Charities Review Council
St. Paul, Minn.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Toolkit $2,500
Community Health Board
Duluth, Minn.
Lactation Education Day $2,500
Community Health Charities
Minneapolis, Minn.
Medica Employee Giving Campaign $39,750
Des Moines Valley Health and Human Services
Jackson, Minn.
Baby Bundle Program $1,500
Greater Twin Cities United Way
Minneapolis, Minn.
Medica Employee Giving Campaign $35,250
Guild Incorporated
St. Paul, Minn.
2016 Guild Ladder of Hope $2,000
Management Assistance Program for Nonprofits, Inc.
Minneapolis, Minn.
Increase capacity to build services and support for leaders and organizations $2,500
March of Dimes
Minneapolis, Minn.
2017 March for Babies $25,000
Minnesota Association of Community Mental Health Programs, Inc.
St. Paul, Minn.
2016 MACMHP Annual Conference $2,500
Minnesota Community Healthcare Network
St. Paul, Minn.
Design care interventions for high risk and high cost clients by engaging a data analytics consultant to analyze Department of Human Services claims data $5,000
Minnesota Public Health Association
Minneapolis, Minn.
2016-17 "Why is THIS Public Health?" Policy Forum Series and 2017 Annual Conference & Meeting $1,000
Mower County Health and Human Services
Austin, Minn.
Thriving in the Trenches Secondary Trauma Workshop $1,250
National Alliance on Mental Illness – Minnesota
St. Paul, Minn.
2016 NAMI Walks Event $5,000
Nobles County Community Services
Worthington, Minn.
Educational curriculum for Nobles County Teen Pregnancy Prevention program $3,000
Nonprofits Assistance Fund
Minneapolis, Minn.
Support the organizational transformation with MAP for Nonprofits to better serve the nonprofit sector and its leaders $2,500
Northwest Hennepin Human Services Council
Brooklyn Center, Minn.
Support research and resources on Aging in Place $3,000
Olmsted County
Rochester, Minn.
Support for the Coalition for Community Health Integration $5,000
Prairie Five Community Action Council
Montevideo, Minn.
Support the Prairie Five Senior Nutrition program $1,000
Rainbow Health Initiative
Minneapolis, Minn.
2017 The Opportunity Conference: Advancing LGBTQ Health $5,000
Reach for Resources, Inc.
Minnetonka, Minn.
Enhance Family & Parent Development Training and Resources $2,500
Senior Community Services
Minnetonka, Minn.
Support Medicare and health insurance counseling services $3,250
St. Louis County
Duluth, Minn.
Operation Access $1,500
State of Minnesota – Department of Education
St. Paul, Minn.
2017 Help Me Grow National Forum $5,000
The Arc Greater Twin Cities
St. Paul, Minn.
2017 Arc Gala $3,000
West Broadway Business and Area Coalition
Minneapolis, Minn.
West Broadway Farmers Market $3,500

Total General Health Improvement Grants: $225,000



Organizational Core Mission Support

 Grant Recipient Grant Amount
African Women's Center
St. Cloud, Minn.
$5,000
Boys and Girls Club of the Sioux Empire
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
$5,000
Care Partners of Cook County
Grand Marais, Minn.
$5,000
Catholic Social Services
Rapid City, South Dakota
$5,000
Central MN Task Force on Battered Women
St. Cloud, Minn.
$5,000
Churches United in Ministry
Duluth, Minn.
$5,000
Community Partners Two Harbors Living at Home
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Two Harbors, Minn.
$5,000
Duluth Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc.
Duluth, Minn.
$5,000
Family Pathways
North Branch, Minn.
$5,000
Family Resource Center St. Croix Valley, Inc.
Baldwin, Wisc.
$5,000
Feeding our Communities Partners
Mankato, Minn.
$5,000
Free Clinic of Steele County
Owatonna, Minn.
$5,000
Helping Hands Outreach
Holdingford, Minn.
$5,000
HERO, Healthcare Equipment Recycling Organization
Fargo, North Dakota
$5,000
Hispanic Outreach Program of Goodhue County
Red Wing, Minn.
$5,000
Home and Away Ministries
Luck, Wisc
$5,000
HOPE Coalition
Red Wing, Minn.
$5,000
Just Kids Dental Inc.
Two Harbors, Minn.
$5,000
Lakes Area Interfaith Caregivers
Baxter, Minn.
$5,000
LeSueur County
LeCenter, Minn.
$5,000
Lutheran Social Service Minnesota
St. Cloud, Minn.
$5,000
Lutheran Social Service Minnesota
Duluth, Minn.
$5,000
Mesabi Family YMCA
Virginia, Minn.
$5,000
Midwest Parkinson's Initiative
Fargo, North Dakota
$5,000
Monticello Christian Social Services, Inc.
Monticello, Minn.
$5,000
North Dakota Association for the Disabled, Inc.
Grand Forks, North Dakota
$3,000
Northern Dental Access Center
Bemidji, Minn.
$5,000
Northfield Union of Youth, Inc.
Northfield, Minn.
$5,000
Northwoods Care Partners
Ely, Minn.
$5,000
Project Care Free Clinic
Hibbing, Minn.
$5,000
Project Lulu
Duluth, Minn.
$5,000
Range Respite Project, Inc.
Virginia, Minn.
$5,000
Rice Health Foundation
Willmar, Minn.
$4,000
Senior Citizen's Services Inc.
Rochester, Minn.
$5,000
Sharehouse, Inc.
Fargo, North Dakota
$5,000
The Evergreen House
Bemidji, Minn.
$5,000
Third Street Clinic
Grand Forks, North Dakota
$5,000
VINE Faith in Action
Mankato, Minn.
$5,000
Women's Health Center of Duluth, PA
Duluth, Minn.
$5,000
Zumbro Valley Health Center
Rochester, Minn.
$5,000

Total Organizational Core Mission Support: $200,000



Strategic Grants

Grant Recipient Grant Program Description Grant Amount
Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging
North Saint Paul, Minn.
Expand Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer's Caregiver Health (REACH) program throughout the state of Minnesota. $60,000
Volunteers of America Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minn.
Provide culturally appropriate support, information and resources for our community's diverse aging population and those that care for them through individualized African American Caregiver Support services and community outreach. $80,000

Total Strategic Grants: $140,000