Medica Foundation: Grants for Mental Health

OVERVIEW: The Medica Foundation supports a broad spectrum of behavioral health programs. Grants are limited to organizations in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and certain counties in Wisconsin. 

IP TAKE: Medica supports local community organizations over larger national groups.

PROFILE: The Medica Foundation was established in 1992 as the philanthropic arm of Medica Health Plans, a nonprofit HMO. The foundation seeks to fund “community-based initiatives and programs that support the needs of […] customers and the greater community by improving their health and removing barriers to health care services.” Medica awards grants to early interventions for behavioral health and prioritizes “a continuum of behavioral health programs that make it easier for people to receive a full range of medical and behavioral health services.”

Specific areas of interest include gaps in service, integrating physical and mental health, backing case management services, and supporting evidence-based screening, assessment, diagnostic, treatment, and prevention services. The foundation also offers grants to groups that address the mental and physical health of those with disabilities.

Medica’s behavioral health grants can reach up to $40,000, though they can occasionally go above that amount. Grants are geographically limited to organizations in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and certain counties in Wisconsin. 

To learn more about Medica grantees, explore its Grant Recipients page.

Medica accepts unsolicited applications from grant seekers operating within Medica’s service area for its Behavioral Health program from February 1 to March 25. Full proposal submission are by invitation only.

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