In honoring the vision of our founder, Norton Clapp, the Medina Foundation aspires to improve lives by granting primarily general operating funding to human service organizations that provide direct support to Puget Sound residents.
The Medina Foundation funds in the following focus areas:
Grant amounts awarded reflect both the needs of the nonprofit and the Foundation's desire to see the presence of other support. Generally, this means no more than 10% of an operating or capital budget. We do consider making exceptions for innovative start-ups.
We look for organizations that are addressing critical community needs, engaging in strategic planning to meet well-mapped programmatic and financial goals, and seeing positive results through their programs. We believe organizations that are driven by strong leadership, through a diverse and engaged board and a dedicated executive director and staff, have a high likelihood of success.