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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.

About Our Funding

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

Our 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
  • Have a high likelihood of improved health through sustainable impact
  • Address community issues and promote equitable solutions to reduce health disparities
  • Build partnerships and collaborations within the community

2021 Funding Opportunities

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 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. Contact Gina DiMaggio with questions.

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 southwestern Iowa. We are currently developing community relationships and learning about health concerns in these states. The process for funding for Nebraska and southwestern Iowa is by invitation only. 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.

What don't we fund?

2021 Grant Schedule

Behavioral Health

Early Childhood Health

Rural Health

Strategic Initiatives

Maximum Grant Award $50,000 $25,000 $5,000 $200,000
Initial Applications Accepted February 1 - April 2 February 1 - April 30 July 1 - August 27 February 15 - April 30
Invitations Extended to Finalist Applicants Early June Late July N/A - One Step Application Mid August
Full Proposals Due July 23 August 27 N/A - One Step Application Presentations -
Early September
Grant Award Announcements  Late September Mid October Mid December Mid October
Grant Period Begins and Funding Released October 2021 -
January 2022
November 2021 - January 2022 January 2022 TBD