Watch a short recording of what is new in 2022 to help guide your grant application process.
The Medica Foundation is focused on promoting systemic improvements in health outcomes. Proposals from organizations exhibiting trauma-sensitive practices and using a strengths-based approach to care are preferred.
2022 Funding Opportunities
The Medica Foundation recognizes the importance of supporting the unique health needs of individual communities in our grantmaking.
Our overarching principles
Priority will be given to programs that
Grant process for online proposals: Our online RFP grant process is open to organizations located in and providing services in the states and Native Nations of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and for organizations whose headquarters are located in the western Wisconsin counties of Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Burnett, Chippewa, Douglas, Dunn, Eau Claire, Pierce, Polk, Sawyer, St. Croix and Washburn.
Refer to the Funding Opportunity Guide for the specific program manager to contact with questions.
Grant process for invitation only proposals: Over the past few years we’ve expanded our philanthropic reach to include funding for organizations located in and providing services in, Nebraska and for Native Nations in Nebraska, as well as areas in southwestern Iowa. We’re developing community relationships and learning about health concerns in these states. The process for funding in Nebraska and southwestern Iowa is by invitation only. Contact us to share information about your organization and health programs.
Contact Shelly d'Almeida with questions.
We'll consider funding for organizations in Arizona, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma in future years.
To request a grant, your organization must be a 501(c)(3) charitable organization or a public/governmental agency located in and providing services in the Medica Foundation service area. A public agency is an organization established and primarily funded by a unit of government. Examples could include a public school, public health department or state governmental agency.
If your organization received a Behavioral Health or Early Childhood Health grant last year or if you have a current strategic grant, you are not eligible to apply for any of those programs this year. Contact us to discuss your program impact and potential for continued short-term funding.
Rural health grant recipients are eligible to submit an application for funding in consecutive years.
The Medica Foundation considers only single-year grant requests. Nonprofit organizations are eligible to receive one grant within a calendar year. Depending on the needs of the community, these funding areas may be modified from year to year.
The areas we don't fund include:
Early Childhood Health