Our Grantees

Grant Recipients

In 2017, the Medica Foundation provided funding for 88 grants in the amount of $1,200,000. 

2017 Funding Area Grants

Grant Recipient and Project Description Grant Amount
American Indian Family Center
St. Paul, Minn.

Expand current recovery and behavioral health services through the addition of culturally-specific and holistic case management services.
$40,000
Center for Victims of Torture
St. Paul, Minn.

Open a new facility in Frogtown/North St. Paul serving primarily Karen, Oromo, and Hmong war trauma/torture survivors in partnership with the community and local primary care clinics.
$40,000
Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio (CLUES)
Minneapolis, Minn.

Provide group therapy for Latino immigrants and their families who are facing stress and anxiety due to immigration uncertainties.
$20,000
HealthEast Foundation
St. Paul, Minn.

Address drug and alcohol abuse within the Karen community through the cross-sector Karen Chemical Dependency Collaboration.
$40,000
Life House, Inc.
Duluth, Minn.

Expand the capacity of the Mental Health & Wellness Program to address the increase of serious mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorders in young people.
$40,000
Reclaim
St. Paul, Minn.

Coordinate physical and mental health care, emergency housing, and case management for LGBT homeless youth with an emphasis on youth of color and those on the autism spectrum.
$40,000
St. David's Center for Child & Family Development
Minnetonka, Minn.

Pilot program to expand services designed to effectively address the complex behavioral needs and traumatic experiences of children with severe emotional disturbances and children in foster care.
$40,000
Ujamaa Place
Minneapolis, Minn.

Expand current wellness services and holistic mental health programming, adding health-promoting approaches including physical, chemical, and mental health education and supportive programming.
$40,000
 

Total Behavioral Health grants:  $300,000



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

Partner with Head Start to provide more children and more centers with critical vision screening, eye exams and glasses.
$20,000
Baby's Space
Minneapolis, Minn.

Increase staff capacity to understand and effectively support age-appropriate social-emotional learning and development for young children. Related training will be provided for parents to understand and support children's social-emotional development at home.
$25,000
Children's Dental Services (CDS)
Minneapolis, Minn.

Provide a full range of culturally-targeted dental services to low-income children ages birth to 12 in St. Cloud with a focus on East African immigrants and refugees.
$25,000
Churches United in Ministry
Duluth, Minn.

Embed a mental health approach to early childhood programs at the Steve O'Neil Apartments and prepare young children and their parents for success in school and life.
$25,000
Community Dental Care (CDC)
Maplewood, Minn.

Provide preventive care, caries risk assessment, and oral health education to low-income children and pregnant mothers through the expansion of PICOH to CDC's new Rochester clinic.
$25,000
Cornerhouse Interagency Child Abuse Evaluation & Training Center
Minneapolis, Minn.

Expand Children's Advocacy Center (CAC) services in western Hennepin County and adjacent communities, helping reported victims of child sexual abuse and their families recover and heal.
$25,000
Emma Norton Services
St. Paul, Minn.

Expand the scope of the Early Childhood Program to serve formerly homeless families participating in a new scattered site housing program.
$25,000
Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners
Plymouth, Minn.

Onsite mental health services for children and their families with mental health needs, to support early intervention and provide encouragement to seek support.
$20,000
 
North Shore Health Care Foundation
Grand Marais, Minn.

Integrate preventive oral health into all well child check-ups and provide oral health information to pregnant mothers in Cook County through the Oral Health Task Force (OHTF).
$10,000
 
The Family Partnership
Minneapolis, Minn.

Develop a parent-child intervention that influences parenting practices among parents with ACEs history, enhances how parents coach children, and prevents/reverses impaired executive function in children cared for by these parents.
$25,000
 
University of Minnesota Foundation
Minneapolis, Minn.

Pilot an evidence-based, social-emotional/classroom management curriculum and mental health consultation for Head Start programs to build staff capacity for supporting healthy development and individual needs of at-risk children.
$25,000
 
Washburn Center for Children
Minneapolis, Minn.

Increase the number of clinicians trained in Child-Parent Psychotherapy and develop supports to sustain clinicians who use the model to help children experiencing trauma-related mental health challenges.
$25,000
 
Way to Grow
Minneapolis, Minn.

Expand the Growing Strong Family Health program by establishing new parent-child wellness groups for parents of children birth to age two in South Minneapolis.
$25,000
 

Total Early Childhood Health grants:  $300,000



Grant Recipient and Project Description Grant Amount
Big Lake Community Food Shelf
Big Lake, Minn.
$5,000
Brighter Tomorrows
Rochester, S.D.
$5,000
Central Minnesota Task Force on Battered Women
St. Cloud, Minn.
$5,000
Damiano of Duluth, Inc.
Duluth, Minn.
$5,000
Duluth Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc.
Duluth, Minn.
$5,000
Elder Network, Inc.
Rochester, Minn.
$5,000
Family Resource Center St. Croix Valley, Inc.
Baldwin, Wisc.
$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
Healthfinders Collaborative, Inc.
Northfield, Minn.
$5,000
Helping Hands Outreach
Holdingford, Minn.
$5,000
HERO, Healthcare Equipment Recycling Organization
Fargo, N.D.
$5,000
Hispanic Outreach Program of Goodhue County
Red Wing, Minn.
$5,000
HOPE Coalition
Red Wing, Minn.
$5,000
Just Kids Dental Inc.
Two Harbors, Minn.
$5,000
Knute Nelson Foundation
Alexandria, Minn.
$5,000
Lakes Area Interfaith Caregivers
Baxter, Minn.
$5,000
Light the Legacy
St. Cloud, Minn.
$5,000
Lutheran Social Service Minnesota
St. Cloud, Minn.
$5,000
Mesabi Family YMCA
Virginia, Minn.
$5,000
Monticello Christian Social Services, Inc.
Monticello, Minn.
$5,000
Northern Dental Access Center
Bemidji, Minn.
$5,000
Northfield Union of Youth
Northfield, 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
PACT for Families Collaborative
Willmar, Minn.
$5,000
Pearl Battered Women's Resource Center
Milaca, Minn.
$5,000
Priceless for Purpose – The Steve Bartlett Cancer Nonprofit Org.
Pequot Lakes, Minn.
$5,000
Program for Aid to Victims of Sexual Assault
Duluth, Minn.
$5,000
Rice Lake Area Free Clinic Volunteers in Medicine
Rice Lake, Wisc.
$5,000
Ruth Meiers Hospitality House
Bismarck, N.D.
$5,000
South Dakota Lions Foundation
Sioux Falls, S.D.
$5,000
Terebinth Refuge
St. Cloud, Minn.
$5,000
The BRICK Ministries, Inc.
Ashland, Wisc.
$5,000
The Hills Youth and Family Services – Neighborhood Youth Services
Duluth, Minn.
$5,000
Valley Community Health Centers
Grand Forks, N.D.
$5,000
VINE Faith in Action
Mankato, Minn.
$5,000
White Earth Land Recovery
Callaway, Minn.
$5,000
Women's Health Center of Duluth, PA
Duluth, Minn.
$5,000

Total Organizational Core Mission support:  $200,000



2017 General Health Improvement Grants

Grant Recipient and Project Description Grant Amount
American Cancer Society
Mendota Heights, Minn.

2017 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
$5,000
American Heart Association
Minneapolis, Minn.

2018 Twin Cities Go Red for Women
$7,500
American Red Cross
Minneapolis, Minn.

2018 Heroes Awards event
$10,000
Arthritis Foundation
St. Paul, Minn.

2017 Twin Cities Jingle Bell Run
$5,000
Association for Training on Trauma and Attachment in Children
Minneapolis, Minn.

ATTACh Family Camps
$3,000
Bolder Options
Minneapolis, Minn.

Bolder Options 25th anniversary gala
$2,500
Community Health Charities
Minneapolis, Minn.

Medica Employee Giving Campaign
$43,500
Granite Falls Senior Advocacy Program
Granite Falls, Minn.

Memory Café
$750
Greater Twin Cities United Way
Minneapolis, Minn.

Medica Employee Giving Campaign
$31,500
Guild Incorporated
St. Paul, Minn.

2017 Guild Ladder of Hope
$2,000
Hibbing Public Library
Hibbing, Minn.

2018 winter and summer reading programs
$3,500
Life Track Resources
St. Paul, Minn.

Capacity-building for new state home visiting grants
$5,000
March of Dimes
Minneapolis, Minn.

2018 March for Babies and Signature Chefs Auction
$25,000
Marnita’s Table
Minneapolis, Minn.

2017 Start the Conversation Fundraiser "Energy Empathy Environment"
$2,500
Minnesota Community Healthcare Network
St. Paul, Minn.

Advance data analytics and population health management for people experiencing serious and persistent mental illness
$5,000
Minnesota Dental Foundation
Minneapolis, Minn.

2018 Minnesota Mission of Mercy
$3,000
Minnesota Public Health Association
Minneapolis, Minn.

2017-18 "Public Health Matters" Policy Forum Series and 2018 Annual Conference and Meeting
$1,000
National Alliance on Mental Illness – Minnesota
St. Paul, Minn.

2017 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
Parent Advocacy Coalition for Education Rights (PACER)
Minneapolis, Minn.

PACER's 35th Annual Benefit
$5,000
Propel Nonprofits
Minneapolis, Minn.

Support for Nonprofits Assistance Fund / MAP for Nonprofits Merger
$10,000
Rainbow Health Initiative
St. Paul, Minn.

The Opportunity Conference: Advancing LGBTQ Health
$5,000
Senior Community Services
Minnetonka, Minn.

Medicare and health insurance counseling services
$3,250
Solecare for Souls
Plymouth, Minn.

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

2018 Arc Gala
$3,000
YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities
Minneapolis, Minn.

Gathering event for seniors
$5,000

Total General Health Improvement grants:  $200,000



2017 Strategic Funding Grants

Grant Recipient and Project Description Grant Amount
YouthLink
Minneapolis, Minn.

Develop new center for integrated health and wellness for youth experiencing or at-risk of homelessness.
$200,000

Total Strategic Grants:  $200,000