Our Grantees

Grant Recipients

In 2018, the Medica Foundation provided funding for 123 grants in the amount of $1,466,390.

2018 Funding Area Grants

Grant Recipient and Project Description Grant Amount

HealthFinders Collaborative, Inc. 
Northfield, Minn.

Develop and enhance capacity to provide high quality, culturally relevant mental health programming that improves mental health care access and outcomes for underserved populations in Rice County. 

$40,000
Miller-Dwan Foundation
Duluth, Minn.

Create a multidisciplinary partnership with Essentia Health that will develop and provide ongoing behavioral health and healthcare management training in partnership with group homes.
$30,000
Minnesota Community Healthcare Network
Wayzata, Minn.

Pilot the delivery of mental health triage and interim care coordination services at the Hennepin County Behavioral Health Care Center. 
$50,000
MoveFwd, Inc.
Hopkins, Minn.

Expand service capacity to be a provider at a new mental health after school clinic in the Hopkins school district. 
$50,000
Native American Community Clinic 
Minneapolis, Minn.

Integrate a behavioral health focused Community Health Worker within a Federally Qualified Healthcare Center for Native American adults, children and families.
$50,000
University of Minnesota Foundation
Minneapolis, Minn.

Integrate behavioral health services (including mental health consultation, services, and provider training) within a primary care clinic serving children 0-12 from primarily low income, minority, and refugee backgrounds.
$50,000

Valley Community Health Centers
Grand Forks, N.D.


Develop integrated addiction treatment services within a primary care setting.

$50,000
Lutheran Social Services of South Dakota
Sioux Falls, S.D.

Increase access to substance abuse treatment in rural South Dakota through telehealth group treatment.
$26,095
 

Total Behavioral Health grants:  $346,095



Grant Recipient and Project Description Grant Amount
A Chance to Grow
Minneapolis, Minn.

Expand the number of Strong Beginnings early childhood centers delivering critical vision screening, eye exams and glasses by 50%.
$25,000
Children's Dental Services (CDS)
Minneapolis, Minn.

Reduce health disparities among Duluth regional Native American children through the integration of dental, medical and community services. 
$25,000
Churches United in Ministry
Duluth, Minn.

Develop children’s literacy and parenting skills through Family Literacy Nights and through hosting a University of Minnesota - Duluth honors course in which students learn how relationships and environments impact early brain development and long-term health and well-being.
$25,000
Division of Indian Work
Minneapolis, Minn.

Provide education and supportive services to low-income, high-risk American Indian women ages 16 and older in the Women of Traditional Birthing (WTB) Aftercare Project after they've given birth and exited the WTB program. 
$25,000
Jeremiah Program
Minneapolis, Minn.

Purchase and roll-out a new evaluationfocused early childhood curriculum for child development centers in Minneapolis and St. Paul, and develop a parent education program. 
$25,000
Lifetrack Resources
St. Paul, Minn.

Enhance home visiting program providing services to families involved with Ramsey County Child Protection Services by moving to an evidence-based model and increasing organizational capacity.
$25,000
Northern Dental Access Center 
Bemidji, Minn.

Add a satellite access clinic to an underserved region in the state to provide low income children with access to dental care in Norman, Mahnomen, Pennington, Polk and Red Lake counties.
$25,000
 

Reach-Up Inc.
St. Cloud, Minn.

Train staff in the Growing Great Kids (Pre-K) Curriculum, sharing the knowledge and skills learned with parents/caregivers and preschoolaged children in a home-based learning environment. 

$12,295
 
Solid Ground
White Bear Lake, Minn.

Provide support to formerly homeless children and parents in Solid Ground’s HomeAgain, HomeSafe and HomeFront supportive housing programs through a new, full-time Children’s Services Specialist position. 
$25,000
 
Southside Family Nurturing Center
Minneapolis, Minn.

Use the two-generation Family Spirit® Home Visiting program along with therapeutic early childhood intervention to improve the health outcomes of Native American families affected by historical trauma and intergenerational poverty.
$25,000
 
Urban Ventures Leadership Foundation
Minneapolis, Minn.

Use prenatal class curriculum to holistically equip new mothers at any stage of pregnancy to manage issues of medical care, nutrition, finances, newborn care, and postpartum depression.
$25,000
 
Way to Grow
Minneapolis, Minn.

Build on the success of new parent child wellness groups in South Minneapolis by establishing additional new groups in Brooklyn Park. 
$25,000
 

Total Early Childhood Health grants:  $295,295



Grant Recipient and Project Description Grant Amount
Advocates Against Domestic Abuse dba HOPE (Healing Opportunity Provided Equally)
Aitkin, Minn.
$5,000
African Women's Center
St. Cloud, Minn.
$5,000
Age Well Arrowhead Inc. 
Duluth, Minn.
$5,000
Anna Marie's Alliance
St. Cloud, Minn.
$5,000

Benedictine Living Communities
Ellendale, N.D.

 $2,000
Benson County Transportation
Madock, N.D.
 $5,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of the Greater Chippewa Valley Inc.
Eau Claire, Wisc.
 $5,000

Boys and Girls Clubs of the Sioux Empire 
Sioux Falls, S.D.

$5,000 
C.A.R.E. Clinic
Red Wing, Minn.
$5,000
Care Partners of Cook County
Grand Marais, Minn.
$5,000
Child Care Resource & Referral
Rochester, Minn.
$5,000
Churches United For The Homeless
Moorhead, Minn.
$5,000
Community Health Service, Inc.
Moorhead, Minn.
$5,000
Damiano of Duluth, Inc
Duluth, Minn.
$5,000
Elder Network
Rochester, Minn.
$5,000
Empowering Kids Perham
Perham, Minn.
$5,000
Evergreen Youth & Family Services, Inc.
Bemidji, Minn.
$5,000
Faith in Action in Greater Sherburne County
Becker, 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 Pierce and St. Croix Counties
River Falls, Wisc.
$5,000 
Free Clinic of Steele County
Owatonna, Minn.
$5,000
Granite Falls Living at Home/Block Nurse Program
Granite Falls, Minn.
$5,000
Greater Grand Forks Senior Citizens Association Inc.
Grand Forks, N.D.
 $5,000
Grove City Area Care LAH Program
Grove City, Minn.
$5,000
Helping Hands Outreach
Holdingford, Minn.
$5,000
Hispanic Outreach Program of Goodhue County
Red Wing, Minn.
$5,000
HOPE Coalition
Red Wing, Minn.
$5,000
Hubbard County Developmental Achievement Center, Inc.
Park Rapids, Minn.
$5,000
Lakes Area Interfaith Caregivers
Baxter, Minn.
$5,000
Lake Region District Health Unit
Devils Lake, N.D.
$5,000 
LifeCare Medical Center
Roseau, Minn.
$5,000
Light the Legacy
St. Cloud, Minn.
$5,000
Lincoln Park Children and Families Collaborative
Duluth, Minn.
$5,000

Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota
St. Cloud, Minn.

$5,000

Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota
Duluth, Minn.

$5,000
Men As Peacemakers 
Duluth, Minn.
$5,000
Mental Health Task Force of Polk County 
St. Croix Falls, Wisc.
$5,000 
Mewinzha Ondaadiziike Wiigaming
Bemidji, Minn.
$5,000
Monticello Christian Social Services, Inc.
Monticello, Minn.
$5,000

Northland Foundation
Duluth, Minn.

$5,000

Northwoods Care Partners
Ely, Minn.

$5,000
Our Lady of Guadalupe Free Clinic
Worthington, Minn.
$5,000
Our Neighbors' Place
River Falls, Wisc.
 $5,000
Pierce County Public Health Department
Ellsworth, Wisc.
 $5,000
Priceless4Purpose-The Steve Bartlett Cancer Nonprofit Org.
Pequot Lakes, Minn.
$5,000

Program for Aid to Victims of Sexual Assault
Duluth, Minn.

$5,000
Project Care Free Clinic
Hibbing, Minn.
$5,000
ShareHouse, Inc.
Fargo, N.D.
$5,000 
St. Alexius Medical 
Bismarck, N.D.
 $5,000
Terebinth Refuge
Waite Park, Minn.
$5,000
The BRICK Ministries, Inc.
Ashland, Wisc.
$5,000 
The Owatonna Healthy Seniors Program
Owatonna, Minn.
$5,000
Third Street Clinic
Grand Forks, N.D.
 $5,000
Two Harbors Area Food Shelf
Two Harbors, Minn.
$5,000
Valley Health
Grand Forks, N.D.
$5,000 
VINE Faith in Action
Mankato, Minn.
$5,000 
Violence Intervention Project, Inc.
Thief River Falls, Minn.
$5,000 
Well Being Development
Ely, Minn.
 $5,000
Women's Health Center of Duluth, PA
Duluth, Minn.
$5,000
Yankton County Parents as Teachers
Yankton, S.D.
$3,000 

Total Organizational Rural Health grants:  $300,000



Grant Recipient and Project Description Grant Amount

American Heart Association
Omaha, Neb.

2019 Heart and Stroke Ball

$5,000

Creighton University / Magis Clinic 
Omaha, Neb.

Expand vaccination program and support ongoing need for pharmaceutical supplies

$20,000

Visiting Nurse Association of the Midlands 
Omaha, Neb.

Expand telehealth program for older adults in the greater Omaha Metro area, including those who have limited resources and are inneed of home care due to illness, injury or long-term health condition

$50,000

Total Community grants:  $75,000



2018 General Health Improvement Grants

Grant Recipient and Project Description Grant Amount

Alzheimer's Association Minnesota - North Dakota
Minneapolis, Minn.

2019 Purple Gala

 $5,000
American Cancer Society
Eagan, Minn.

2018 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
$5,000
American Heart Association
Minneapolis, Minn.

2019 Twin Cities Go Red for Women
$7,500
American Red Cross
Minneapolis, Minn.

2019 Heroes Awards event
$10,000
Arthritis Foundation
St. Paul, Minn.

2018 Twin Cities Jingle Bell Run
$5,000
Better Futures Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minn.

Health Care Supports Initiative
$3,500

Bridging, Inc.
Bloomington, Minn.


Furnish homes for community members who are transitioning out of homelessness and poverty.

$2,500

Centre for Asian and Pacific Islanders (CAPI)
Brooklyn Center, Minn.

Fresh produce distribution program.

 $5,000
Community Health Charities Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minn.

2018 Medica Employee Giving Campaign
$37,500
FamilyWise Services
Minneapolis, Minn.

2018 Fall Fundraiser
$1,000
Greater Twin Cities United Way
Minneapolis, Minn.

2018 Medica Employee Giving Campaign
$37,500
Guild Incorporated
St. Paul, Minn.

2018 Guild Ladder of Hope
$2,000
Hennepin Health Foundation
Minneapolis, Minn.

Teen HOPE and Pathways Shelter Prevention Project
$5,000
Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners
Plymouth, Minn.

Remove barriers to mental health care access to improve the health of children and their families
$2,500

Isanti County Public Health Services
Cambridge, Minn.

Provide dental services for low-income families.

 $3,000

JustUs Health
St. Paul, Minn.

2018 Opportunity Conference: Advancing LGBTQ Health.

$10,000 
March of Dimes
Edina, Minn.

2019 March for Babies and Signature Chefs Auction
$25,000
Marnita’s Table
Minneapolis, Minn.

2019 Start the Conversation Fundraiser “Greed Justice and Generosity"
$2,500
Mental Health Resources, Inc.
St. Paul, Minn.

Community Collaborative to Help Combat the Opioid Epidemic
$5,000
Minnesota Public Health Association
Minneapolis, Minn.

2018-19 “Public Health Matters” Policy Forum Series and 2019 Annual Conference
$2,500
National Alliance on Mental Illness – Minnesota
St. Paul, Minn.

2018 NAMI Walks
$5,000
National Alliance on Mental Illness – East Metro Crisis Alliance
St. Paul, Minn.

Support for Substance Use Crisis Stabilization Team
$5,000

North Shore Health Care Foundation 
Grand Marais, Minn. 

Oral Health Task Force

 $3,000

Open Arms of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minn.

Support for meal preparation and delivery program

 $5,000

Ostara Initiative
Minneapolis, Minn.

Support launch into independent nonprofit

$3,000 
Parent Advocacy Coalition for Education Rights (PACER)
Minneapolis, Minn.

PACER's 36th Annual Benefit
$5,000
Propel Nonprofits
Minneapolis, Minn.

Support the launch of Board Connector, a service that connects interested volunteers with nonprofit board openings
$8,000
Reach for Resources, Inc. 
Minnetonka, Minn.

Wellness bags to enhance home visiting program with hands-on tools for staff and parents
$4,400
Senior Community Services
Minnetonka, Minn.

Preventive health and access to healthcare for older adults
$5,000
Solecare for Souls
Plymouth, Minn.

Foot care services for people experiencing homelessness
$3,000
The Arc Greater Twin Cities
St. Paul, Minn.

Updating The Arc's online health care resources
$3,000

The Loppet Foundation
Minneapolis, Minn.

Junior Loppet middle school program

$4,000 

Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People
Bloomington, Minn.

VEAP Food Program

$2,500 

West Central Initiative
Fergus Falls, Minn.

Support for the Early Childhood Dental Network

$3,000 
YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities
Minneapolis, Minn.

2018 gathering event for seniors
$5,000

YouthLink
Minneapolis, Minn. 

Dignity Health Project

$1,500

Youthprise 
Minneapolis, Minn.

Holistic youth development programming, focused on learning and leadership, economic opportunity and health and safety

$2,600 

Total General Health Improvement grants:  $250,000



2018 Strategic Funding Grants

Grant Recipient and Project Description Grant Amount
Volunteers of America in Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minn.

Pilot an innovative aftercare model to support youth transitioning back to community following long-term inpatient dual-diagnosis treatment services at Omegon Residential Treatment Center.
$200,000

Total Strategic Grants:  $200,000