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About Our Funding

The Medica Foundation seeks to improve health by funding initiatives that are innovative in how care is delivered and have a high likelihood of creating long-term change. We are committed to building partnerships and engaging our employees in charitable activities.

Since its inception, the Medica Foundation has been a leader in funding behavioral health initiatives. Other grant funding areas include initiatives to support early childhood health and rural health.

Funding is directed toward initiatives that:

  • Are true innovations in how health care is delivered
  • Have a high likelihood of creating sustainable, systemic change
  • Address the social issues that drive health care costs and reduce health care disparities
  • Build partnerships and collaborations between Medica and other community organizations

2020 Funding Opportunities (PDF)

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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.

What don't we fund?