Apply for a Grant Minnesota

About Our Funding

The information provided on this page applies only to potential grantees located in the state of Minnesota. The Medica Foundation recognizes the importance of supporting the unique health needs of individual communities in our grantmaking.

Our overarching principles

  • Benefits local communities.
  • 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

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.

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.


When We Fund

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 apply 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.

The areas we don't fund include:

  • Capital campaigns or capital expenditures
  • General and/or ongoing operating support for program grants
  • Fiscal agents unless the fiscal agent is an active partner in the program
  • Organizations with a pending 501c(3) status
  • Programs for which overhead expenses exceed 10% of the total grant
  • Religious groups for religious purposes
  • Lobbying or political activities
  • Sporting events or athletic groups
  • Direct support for individuals and families

2023 Grant Schedule

Behavioral Health

Early Childhood Health

Rural Health

Strategic Initiatives

Maximum Grant Award $70,000 $40,000 $5,000 - $10,000 $200,000
Initial Applications Accepted February 1 - March 31 February 1 - April 28 July 1 - September 1 February 1 - May 26
Invitations Extended to Finalist Applicants Early June Late July N/A Late August
Full Proposals Due Mid July Late August N/A Presentations -
Mid September
Grant Award Announcements  Early September Early October Late December Mid October
Grant Period Begins and Funding Released October 2023 -
January 2024
November 2023 - January 2024 January 2024 TBD