Private Funder: Medica Foundation; Opportunity: 2011 foundation grants; Funding Focus: Healthcare; Geographic Focus: IA, MN, ND, SD & WI; Eligibility: Nonprofits and some government agencies; Funding: Up to $50,000 each, multiple awards; Deadline: Letters of Inquiry will be accepted from May 2-27.
Summary: The Medica Foundation funds community-based programs and initiatives that provide sustainable, measurable improvements in the availability, access and quality of healthcare and early childhood health. The early childhood health effort seeks programs that focus on the social and emotional health of young children, as well as optimal growth and development. Grants in this funding cycle range from $5,000 to $40,000.
All grants are for a one-year period. Eligible applicants include nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) status and government agencies in one of the Medica service areas. The Medica Foundation has an electronic application process. The overall process can take between four and six months