Medica Foundation

Location: P.O. Box 9310 Minneapolis MN 55440

EIN: 41-1812461

Write a Review

Phone: (952) 992-2060

Fax:

Website: www.medicafoundation.org

100%

0%

What was the overall relationship with the funder?

How many hours did the grant application process take?

20 hours

Median

100%

0%

How would you rate this funder's accessibility?

100%

0%

How successfully do you think the funder is accomplishing its current philanthropic goals?

Important Information

2017 Deadlines: Check website

Types of Grants Awarded: Project

Geographic Focus: Minnesota Statewide and Western Wisconsin, North Dakota and South Dakota.

Interests/Priorities

Funding priorities are set on an annual basis. Funding will be directed toward initiatives that focus on:
• Behavioral Health: This initiative seeks proposals for programs that help people with serious mental ill-ness and addictions recover and lead productive lives in their communities. Programs should be focused on a continuum of care and provide intensive, person-centered, multidisciplinary services using evidence-based screening, assessment, diagnostic, treatment and/or prevention services.
• Early Childhood Health: Programs that focus on healthy families to foster optimal growth and development of young children. Programs in this funding area address improved access to prenatal and postnatal care, par-enting, prevention (including child and teen checkups), dental services, and as social and emotional health.
• Core Mission Support: This initiative provides grants to organizations in the regional and rural areas located outside the Twin Cities metropolitan area. These grants provide support to small organizations that strengthen regional and rural communities. Funding will support health-related programming that is core to the organization’s nonprofit mission. Applicants for this funding area must be located in the regional and rural areas of the Medica service area in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Minnesota appli-cants must be located outside of the seven-county metro area which includes Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington counties.

Key Personnel

Executive Director: Robert Longendyke

Foundation Director: JoAnn Birkholz

Foundation Coordinator: Heather Craig

Program Manager: Gina DiMaggio

Financial Summary

For Fiscal Year 2015

Total Assets: $26,540,615

Total Grants: $1,494,500

Change in Assets FY 2015: 5%

Amount of Grants to Minnesota Nonprofits: 95%

Sample Grants to Minnesota Nonprofits in 2015

Largest Grant: $150,000

Smallest Grant: $1,000

Average Grant: $14,370

Top descriptors for this funder

4Responsive3Friendly3Openminded2"Gets" nonprofits and issues1Builds relationships1Gives more than money1Insightful1Likes site visits1Positive leader in the field

Advice from a Friend

Medica Foundation

Aug 30, 2017 1

Reviewer 918 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2017

The Medica Foundation usually has a workshop to discuss all of their grant opportunities and they are very helpful. They will take a phone call and are also responsive to emails.

Pros

Friendly, Openminded, Responsive

More Feedback

Response from Medica Foundation

Sep 07, 2017

Glad you found the workshops helpful. Thanks for your feedback. 2018 workshops will be announced early in the year.

Aug 23, 2017

Grant Applicant - applied in 2017

Medica Foundation is one of the few that offers a simple grant program for up to $5,000 toward capital expenses. They are very responsive and easy to work with.

More Feedback

Response from Medica Foundation

Sep 07, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We feel it is important to help programs outside the metro area meet the health needs of their communities.

Jul 18, 2017

Grant Applicant - applied in 2016

Medica has a very liberal interpretation of "health", which is nice. I'm only familiar with their Core Mission Support grant application, which is pretty straightforward and uncomplicated.

Pros

Openminded, Responsive

More Feedback

Response from Medica Foundation

Sep 07, 2017

Thank you so much for your feedback. We aim to streamline the application process as much as possible so it is nice to hear that it is not overly cumbersome from the user perspective.

Jun 15, 2017

Grant Applicant - applied in 2016

If you fit their mission and focus Medica is very willing to consider your needs. They have a $5,000 operating grant program that is very simple to apply for.

Pros

Positive leader in the field, Insightful, Friendly, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Openminded, Responsive

More Feedback

Response from Medica Foundation

Sep 07, 2017

We appreciate you taking the time to review us. We are always happy to discuss potential fit with our mission and how we can support the good work organizations are doing.

Jun 15, 2017

Reviewer 954 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2017

Meet with them or one of their employee committee members to get a feel for how to frame your request.

Pros

Gives more than money, Friendly, Builds relationships, Likes site visits, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Responsive

More Feedback

Response from Medica Foundation

Sep 07, 2017

We encourage organizations to call or email us with questions to help determine fit and strengthen proposals. Thanks for your feedback!

Would you like to share your experiences about this funder?

funder logo

Medica Foundation