About the Foundation

What the MMA Foundation is doing

Reaching Underserved Communities

Physician Volunteerism Program (PVP)

Physician volunteers find meaningful and fulfilling volunteer opportunities working in Minnesota's safety net clinics. Whether it’s seeing patients in a local community clinic, free clinic, or federally-qualified health center, or using your experience and perspective as a physician at an event for the underserved, volunteer physicians are improving healthcare and the health of fellow Minnesotans through voluntary action. Volunteer sites throughout Minnesota are looking for your help today.

Click here for more information, and keep informed with regular email updates from the PVP Network.

Funding Health Improvement and Health Equity in Communities

Community Health & Physician Engagement Grants

Physicians across Minnesota are interested in leading and creating local solutions to address health inequities. The MMA Foundation’s Community Health & Physician Engagement Innovation Grants program supports projects, programs, or activities that advance health and health equity.

Click here for more information.  

Training to Prevent Suicide

Question-Persuade-Refer & Counseling on Access to Lethal Means Training

Many physicians have frequent exposure to suicidal behaviors. The MMA Foundation offers MMA members physician-led training on two evidence-based suicide prevention training programs: Question-Persuade-Refer and Counseling on Access to Lethal Means. These are available at no charge for MMA members.

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Helping Medical Students


With the support of Minnesota physicians and others, MMA Foundation continues its longstanding commitment to medical students by awarding scholarships to medical students at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities and Duluth campuses and at Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine.

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Underserved/Rural Health Care Initiatives

MMAF continues to expand its commitment to health care in underserved communities. Watch this website for announcements on new programs and partnerships.


Collaborations help the MMA Foundation reach beneficiaries and extend and amplify the impact of its scholarships, grants and other programs.  We value their partnership. For more information follow the link for Partnerships.
  • Mayo Foundation
  • Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care (ORHPC)
  • University of Minnesota Foundation (UMF)
The MMA Foundation is actively engaged in building collaborative programs with foundations, health care systems and other public and private entities that share our goals to improve access to health care in underserved communities and provide essential financial support for medical students.

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Contributors to the MMA Foundation

Thanks to you, MMA Foundation is making a positive difference in the lives of Minnesota medical students, physicians, and the patients they serve. To see a list of all MMA Foundation contributors, please click here.


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