MEDICA FOUNDATION FUNDING AREAS
We focus on promoting systemic improvements in health outcomes. We also give preference to proposals from organizations that exhibit trauma-sensitive practices and use a strengths-based approach to care.
Behavioral Health We seek proposals for new or expanding programs that provide support for serious mental illness and chemical addiction recovery, including those that address gaps in current service; integrate physical and mental health care; address co-occurring disorders; and provide supportive and intensive case management services. Early Childhood Health We seek proposals for new or expanding early intervention programs that focus on developing healthy families to foster optimal growth and development of young children. Programs should embrace the needs of the whole-child/ whole-family and may incorporate the health and wellbeing components of the two-generation approach that is central to supporting children and parents simultaneously. Eligible programs include those that improve access to prenatal and postpartum care; address preventive health and dental care; enhance parenting skills; support developmental, social and emotional health; and/or address the needs of children experiencing homelessness, trauma or toxic stress. Programming focuses on children birth through age 12 and may involve parents, caregivers, health care providers, schools, shelters, early childhood programs and the overall community. Note : Non-health related education and lifestyle programs, including physical activity and nutrition, are ineligible. Individual grants up to $25,000 . Rural Health We aim to fund community-led solutions that address health concerns with nonprofits in rural communities. This funding area allows us to support the specific health needs of people in the community, and address the social determinants of health. Funding is available to organizations outside of the seven-county Twin Cities metropolitan area in Minnesota, as well as North Dakota, South Dakota and western Wisconsin. Individual grants up to $5,000 . Individual grants up to $50,000 . 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. We will continue to reach out and listen to leaders of color to gain insight and guidance in reducing health disparities.
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