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Discover how Essentia Health can help your organization make a healthy difference in your community. We fund projects and programs that improve health in Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin.
Essentia Health is actively engaged in funding non-profit organizations focused on assisting the underserved, building healthy communities and improving the quality of life for people in our service area, we are committed to the following focus areas:
For the purposes of evaluation, priority is given to programs, projects, and direct services. Less emphasis is given to requests to fund operations, salaries, or capital campaigns. Funding is not available for:
For more information or questions about the application process, please contact Essentia Health Community Contributions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’re in Central Minnesota, see if your organization could benefit from a Community Health Grant. This program, funded by Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Foundation, supports programs that have a clear, direct, measurable impact on the health of people living in the Brainerd Lakes Area. We award $20,000 to $40,000 to more than a dozen recipients each year.
To be eligible for a Community Health Grant, your organization must:
We do not fund:
Religious organizations for direct religious activities
To apply for a Community Health Grant from St. Joseph’s Foundation, submit:
After reviewing your materials, we may ask for more information or an on-site visit.
Community Health Grants are reviewed every other month. Submit your proposal as early as possible. Deadlines are as follows: February 1, April 1, June 1, August 1, October 1, and December 1.
You’ll hear from us within 60 days of the grant application deadline.
For questions about Community Health Grants in Central Minnesota, email St. Joseph’s Foundation or call 218-828-7362.
If you would like to apply to receive an automated external defibrillator (AED) please complete the AED Application Request Form
Applicants will be notified within 60 days.
Call us for more information about grant funding programs from Essentia Health.