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Miller-Dwan Foundation Grants

Grants to Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan
Nonprofits in Eligible Regions for Health and Wellness

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Miller-Dwan Foundation

Deadline Date:

03/01/21

Description:

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Grants to Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan nonprofit organizations and healthcare facilities in eligible areas to improve health and wellness. Applicants must contact program staff before applying. Organizations must be located in or serve the communities of northeastern Minnesota, northwestern Wisconsin, or the far western portion of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

Miller-Dwan Foundation Innovations Fund: Programs and services must fit within the grant-making interests and historical specialty areas of the Foundation. Projects may fall along a spectrum from prevention activities, to assistance within the medical community, to community-based programs.

Van Gorden Fund - New Initiatives Outreach: The Van Gorden New Initiatives Outreach Fund was established to support and promote new and innovative projects of rehabilitation services, research and education and to foster creativity and excellence in rehabilitation services programming. Programs and projects must show proof of established rehabilitation goals and further the work of Polinsky and Essentia Health / Miller-Dwan Rehabilitation Services.

Van Gorden Fund - New Initiatives Polinsky: The Fund was established to support and promote new and innovative projects of rehabilitation services, research, and education at Polinsky and to foster creativity and excellence in rehabilitation services programming.

Funding Areas:

  • Healthcare services (vs. human services/social services)
  • Improved health outcomes
  • Miller-Dwan Foundation-identified health need initiatives
  • Related to Miller-Dwan Foundation focus areas:
    • Burn, wound and pain care
    • Cancer care
    • Behavioral health
    • Physical rehabilitation
    • Surgical services

Eligible Activities Include:

  • Larger collaborative efforts that will reliably maximize multi-entity funding to address systemic change
  • Program and project support
  • Equipment
  • IT
  • Talent and training (with a strong preference for local trainings impacting multiple parties)
  • Endowment related to the provision of direct healthcare services
  • Ongoing operating support and/or overhead for programs providing direct health care services within the Foundation's priority areas
  • Funding that creates capacity and builds staying power

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 175302

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The organization must be classified as a charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; or classified as an organization under Section 170(c)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code, or have an eligible fiscal agent.

The organization must be located in, or providing services in, northeastern Minnesota, northwestern Wisconsin or in the far western portion of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. If you are located outside the Foundation's service area, you must be able to demonstrate collaborative and/or non-duplicative activities.

Miller-Dwan Foundation Innovations Fund eligible applicants:
- Essentia Health-Duluth (Miller-Dwan Building) Community Nonprofits

Van Gorden Fund- New Initiatives Outreach eligible applicants:
- 501(c) 3 non-profits in our community who are working to meet the needs of people with disabilities.

Van Gorden Fund – New Initiatives Polinsky eligible applicants:
- Essentia Health / Miller-Dwan Rehabilitation Services and Essentia Health-Polinsky Medical Rehabilitation Center.

Not Funded:
- Individuals (aside from Abilities First funding)
- Americans with Disabilities Act retrofitting
- Building construction
- Individual continuing education/conference attendance
- Animal research
- Services in conflict/competition with hospital programs and priorities
- Services deemed overly duplicative
- Fundraising activities
- Sponsorships
- Religious organizations for religious activities
- Activities where participation is restricted to a specific religion(s)
- Debt reduction/retirement
- Political organizations or campaigns, lobbying or organizations prioritizing significant legislative influence

Pre-Application Information:

The next deadline is March 1, 2021.

Potential applications must contact the Miller-Dwan Foundation. The applying organization must have a conversation with the Miller-Dwan Foundation Grant’s Specialist to review potential funding

If eligible, you will be directed to the appropriate fund and provided a code to access the online application system.

How to apply: https://mdfoundation.org/how-to-apply/
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Grant Funds & Deadlines: https://mdfoundation.org/grants/grant-info/

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online:
https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=mdfoundation

Joan Oswald, Grants Specialist
218-786-5829
joswald@mdfoundation.org

Miller-Dwan Foundation
502 East Second Street
Duluth, MN 55805
P: (218) 786-5829
info@mdfoundation.org

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Michigan: Upper Peninsula ;   Minnesota: Northeastern area;   Wisconsin: Northwestern area

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