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About Our Funding

The Medica Foundation funds organizations in the state of Minnesota.

NOTE: Community support in other states within our service area is funded through corporate community giving and is by invitation-only.

The Medica Foundation recognizes the importance of supporting the unique health needs of individual communities in our grantmaking.

Our Overarching principles:

  • Benefit the communities Medica serves
  • Advance health equity
  • Build trust and collaboration with grantee partners and create mutual accountability between funders and nonprofits
  • Improve the availability of, access to, and/or quality of health care
  • Achieve success or demonstrate effectiveness through measurable outcomes

We give priority to programs that:

  • Align with our overarching principles
  • Address community issues and support community-led initiatives
  • Promote equitable solutions to advance health equity
  • Have a high likelihood of improved health through sustainable impact
  • Build partnerships and collaborations within the community

Funding Priorities

We focus on promoting systemic improvements in health outcomes. We also prefer proposals from organizations exhibiting trauma-sensitive practices and using a strengths-based approach to care.

Who We Fund

To request a grant, your organization must be a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, public/governmental agency, or Tribal Nation located in and providing services in Minnesota. 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.


What we don't fund

  • Capital campaigns / capital expenditures
  • Religious groups for religious purposes
  • Lobbying and political activities
  • Sports events and athletic groups
  • Direct support for individuals and families
  • Fiscal agents unless the fiscal agent is an active partner in the program
  • Organizations with a pending 501(c)(3) status

2024 Grant Schedule

Early Childhood Health

Behavioral Health

Strategic Initiatives

Rural Health

Maximum Grant Award $50,000 $140,000 $200,000 $10,000
Applications Accepted February 1 – March 29 February 1 – April 26 February 1 – May 24 July 1 – September 6
Invitations for full review Early June Late July Early September N/A
Grant awards announcements Late August Mid October Presentations –
Late September
Late December
Grant period begins October 2024 –
January 2025 
November 2024 – January 2025 January 2025 January 2025