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Funding Priorities

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.

Priority is given to programs that build partnerships and collaborations within the community, and those that promote equitable solutions to reduce health disparities. Supporting nonprofit leaders of color who are reflective of the communities they serve is essential, as race is a strong predictor of health outcomes. The Medica Foundation will continue to reach out and listen to leaders of color to gain insight and guidance in reducing health disparities.

About Our Funding

The Medica Foundation recognizes the importance of supporting the unique needs of individual communities. Grant funding improves the availability and access to quality health care and resources, targeting initiatives that:

Overarching principles

  • Benefits communities that Medica serves.
  • Improves the availability of, access to and/or quality of health care.
  • Achieves success or demonstrates effectiveness through measurable outcomes.

Priority will be given to

  • Programs that support community-led initiatives.
  • Programs that have a high likelihood of improved health through sustainable impact.
  • Programs that address community issues and promote equitable solutions to reduce health disparities.
  • Programs that build partnerships and collaborations within the community.

2020 Funding Opportunities (PDF)

Funding Map

Where We Fund

Online Request for Proposals Grant Process

Our online RFP grant process is open to organizations located in and providing services in the states of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and the following counties in western Wisconsin: Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Burnett, Chippewa, Douglas, Dunn, Eau Claire, Pierce, Polk, Sawyer, St. Croix and Washburn.

Proposals by Invitation Only Grant Process

We are proud to be expanding our philanthropic reach at the Medica Foundation to include funding in Nebraska and Iowa. We are currently developing community relationships and learning about health concerns in these states. The process for funding for Nebraska and Iowa is by invitation only. Please contact Shelly d'Almeida with questions.

Funding for organizations in Kansas, Oklahoma and Missouri will be considered in future years.


Who We Fund

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.

What We Fund

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.

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