The Medica Foundation supports community-based initiatives that improve health, remove barriers to healthcare services, and drive innovative solutions with a high likelihood of creating long-term change.
To that end, the foundation is accepting applications for its Early Childhood Health program. Through the program, grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded in support of new or the expansion of existing early-intervention physical and mental health programs focused on fostering the optimal growth and development of young children.
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. The program supports initiatives dedicated to children from birth through age twelve and that involve parents, caregivers, health care providers, schools, shelters, early-childhood programs, and/or the community at large. Organizations exhibiting trauma-sensitive practices will be given preference.
See the Medica Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.