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The Wellmark Foundation offers two separate grant opportunities in 2014:

  • Healthy Communities Small Grant Program
  • Matching Assets To Community Health (MATCH) Grant Program

These two opportunities support the same type of community projects, just at different levels and approaches. 

  • The Healthy Communities small grant program supports smaller projects under $25,000, that address environmental factors as well as social and economic conditions of a community that affect health.
  • The MATCH program is a challenge grant designed to bring other funders/funding to the table to support larger community health projects needing potentially higher levels of funding and/or collaboration. 

Detailed information on each of the grant programs is included in the Request for Proposals below:

The first step in applying for funding from The Wellmark Foundation is to review the two Requests for Proposals. Each provides specific information on the individual grants program.

Healthy Communities Small Grant Program
The Healthy Communities small grant program is for projects that support unique and innovative community-based proposals addressing the Foundation’s funding priority areas. An abbreviated application process allows you to focus your efforts on developing a project versus completing a detailed grant application. Grant awards are capped at $25,000. The project duration can be up to one year beginning May 1, 2014, but can be shorter if you propose it within the scope of your project and application. 

Here is the scoring tool to be used in evaluating these small grant submissions. 

If you have questions about the Healthy Communities small grant process, please feel free to contact The Wellmark Foundation for further assistance:

Mike Gerrish
Vice President, Corporate & Marketing Communications
gerrishm@wellmark.com
515-376-4611

Stephanie Perry
Interim Director
perryss@wellmark.com
Phone: 605-373-7429
Fax: 515-376-9082

MATCH Grant Program
Submitting a Letter of Interest is required as the first step in the grant application process (due May 6, 2014). The purpose of the LOI is to acquaint the Foundation with the abilities, interests and plans of the applicant or applicant coalition prior to completion of the entire grant application process.

After reviewing the submitted LOIs, the Foundation invites selected applicants to submit a full grant application. The selected applicants receive additional guidance from the Foundation to complete their application.

Proposals must address one of our priority funding areas to be considered. Project periods up to 24 months may be proposed when appropriate for the scope of the work, and grant awards up to a $75,000 per grant maximum may be requested.

Here is the scoring tool to be used in evaluating these MATCH submissions.

Detailed and additional information on each of the grant programs is available here:

Healthy Communities Small Grant Program – due March 3, 2014
Matching Assets to Community Health Grant Program – due May 6, 2014 

If you have questions about the Matching Assets to Community Health (MATCH) grant process, please feel free to contact The Wellmark Foundation for further assistance:

Mike Gerrish
Vice President, Corporate & Marketing Communications
gerrishm@wellmark.com
515-376-4611

Stephanie Perry
Interim Director
perryss@wellmark.com
Phone: 605-373-7429
Fax: 515-376-9082


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