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Wellmark Foundation grant funds 13 health improvement projects in Iowa
February 15, 2011
The Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque will use a two-year, $149,000 grant from The Wellmark Foundation to implement a childhood obesity prevention program in six northeast Iowa counties.

Wellmark Foundation grant funds childhood obesity program in northeast Iowa
February 15, 2011
The Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque will use a two-year, $149,000 grant from The Wellmark Foundation to implement a childhood obesity prevention program in six northeast Iowa counties.

Wellmark Foundation grant funds hunger initiative in Polk County
February 15, 2011
The Des Moines Area Religious Council (DMARC) will use a $25,000, 13-month grant from the Wellmark Foundation to continue their hunger reduction efforts in Des Moines.

Wellmark Foundation grant funds fall prevention program in Johnson County
February 15, 2011
Elder Services, Inc. in Iowa City will use a two-year, $115,415 grant from the Wellmark Foundation to implement a fall prevention program in Johnson County.

Wellmark Foundation grant to Girl Scouts targets hurtful relationships, cyber-bullying
February 15, 2011
Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa will use a $25,000 grant from the Wellmark Foundation to implement a statewide wellness initiative targeting hurtful friendships and cyber-bullying among fifth grade girls.

Wellmark Foundation grant targets childhood obesity in Burlington schools
February 15, 2011
The Great River Foundation, Inc. in Burlington will use a two-year, $49,640 grant from the Wellmark Foundation to enhance recess in two elementary schools.

Wellmark Foundation grant helps public health experts monitor childhood obesity in Iowa schools
February 15, 2011
The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) will use a two-year, $116,916 grant from the Wellmark Foundation to monitor body mass index (BMI) in Iowa schools.

Wellmark Foundation grant promotes healthy food and drink options in state vending machines
February 15, 2011
The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) will use a two-year, $112,500 grant from the Wellmark Foundation to implement a wellness and prevention project that will provide healthy food and drink options in state-owned vending machines.

Wellmark Foundation grant helps Iowans in need gain access to critical services
February 15, 2011
The Iowa Food Bank Association will use a two-year, $150,000 grant from the Wellmark Foundation to help Iowans in need access state-based human services programs.

Wellmark Foundation grant funds bicycling campaign
February 15, 2011
The Iowa Bicycle Coalition will use a $56,250 grant from the Wellmark Foundation to implement a wellness program focused on bicycling for Iowans.

Wellmark Foundation grant funds childhood obesity project in Linn County
February 15, 2011
Linn County Public Health will use a two-year, $150,000 grant from the Wellmark Foundation to implement a childhood obesity prevention project in child care centers across the county.

Wellmark Foundation grant funds statewide media literacy project
February 15, 2011
Partnership for a Drug-Free Iowa will use a $25,000 grant from the Wellmark Foundation to improve health and media literacy among middle school students.

Wellmark Foundation grant funds unique project for families of Iowans with diabetes
February 15, 2011
Primary Health Care, Inc. (PHC), in Urbandale will use a two-year, $150,000 grant from the Wellmark Foundation to develop a wellness and prevention program for families of Iowans with diabetes.

Wellmark Foundation grant helps create healthy food access plan for Davenport citizens in need
February 15, 2011
The Scott County YMCA will use a $25,000 grant from the Wellmark Foundation to help Davenport citizens in need gain access to healthy foods.

Wellmark Foundation funds four health improvement projects in South Dakota
January 24, 2011
The Wellmark Foundation, a private, non-profit foundation created by Wellmark, Inc., has funded four health improvement grants in South Dakota totaling $185,000.

Wellmark Foundation grant funds statewide pre-diabetes education initiative
January 24, 2011
St. Mary’s Foundation in Pierre, S.D., has received a $24,986, two-year grant from The Wellmark Foundation to implement a wellness and diabetes prevention initiative in South Dakota.

Wellmark Foundation grant funds health and fitness efforts for South Dakota Girl Scouts
January 24, 2011
Girl Scouts – Dakota Horizons has received a one-year, $20,000 grant from The Wellmark Foundation to develop a childhood obesity prevention program targeting health and fitness for girls.

Wellmark Foundation grant funds breastfeeding initiative
January 24, 2011
The Wellmark Foundation awarded a $25,000 two-year grant to the Mitchell Area Charitable Foundation in Mitchell, S.D. to implement a wellness and prevention program focused on increasing breastfeeding among new mothers.

Wellmark Foundation grant funds farm to school program in South Dakota
January 24, 2011
Dakota Rural Action in Brookings will use a $115,110 two-year grant from The Wellmark Foundation to develop the framework for a Farm to School Program in South Dakota designed to improve nutritional quality of school food and teach children the importance of improved nutrition as a strategies to help prevent childhood obesity.

Wellmark Foundation funds leadership development program to strengthen Wellness in Van Buren County
January 4, 2010
The Wellmark Foundation has awarded a two-year, $116,765 grant to Van Buren County to implement a leadership development program designed to support and strengthen a county-wide wellness program.

The Wellmark Foundation funds six health improvement projects in Iowa, South Dakota
January 4, 2010
The Wellmark Foundation has funded six health improvement grants in Iowa and South Dakota – totaling $447,395 – at its recent board of directors meeting.

The Wellmark Foundation provides funding for wellness program for older adults
January 4, 2010
The Black Hawk County Health Department will use a two-year, $112,375 grant from The Wellmark Foundation to implement a wellness program for older adults focusing on fall prevention.

The Wellmark Foundation provides funding for disease self-management program for older adults
January 4, 2010
The Wellmark Foundation has awarded a two-year, $144,744 grant to the Iowa Department on Aging to expand a disease self-management program designed to improve the health of older adults in the state.

South Dakota State University receives Wellmark Foundation grant for health improvement program in Brookings County
January 4, 2010
The Wellmark Foundation has awarded a one-year, $25,000 grant to South Dakota State University (SDSU) in Brookings to implement a community health planning program.

American Academy of Pediatrics receives Wellmark Foundation grant to promote early literacy through Reach Out and Read Iowa program
January 4, 2010
The Iowa Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics has received a two-year $23,511 grant from The Wellmark Foundation to promote childhood literacy through expanding the Reach Out and Read (ROR) Program in Iowa.

American Academy of Pediatrics receives Wellmark Foundation grant to promote early literacy through Reach Out and Read Iowa program
January 4, 2010
The Iowa Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics has received a two-year $23,511 grant from The Wellmark Foundation to promote childhood literacy through expanding the Reach Out and Read (ROR) Program in Iowa.

Des Moines Area Religious Council receives Wellmark Foundation grant to create mapping tool to improve health in greater Des Moines
January 4, 2010
The Des Moines Area Religious Council (DMARC) has received a one-year, $25,000 grant from The Wellmark Foundation to create an interactive resource and mapping tool to improve the health of low income families in greater Des Moines.

The Wellmark Foundation Funds Two Health Improvement Projects in South Dakota
July 29, 2009
The Wellmark Foundation funded two health improvement grants in South Dakota totaling $167,725 at its recent board of directors meeting.

The Wellmark Foundation Funds Eight Health Improvement Projects in Iowa
July 29, 2009
The Wellmark Foundation funded eight health improvement grants in Iowa totaling $488,902 at its recent board of directors meeting.

The Wellmark Foundation Funds Ten Health Improvement Projects in Iowa and South Dakota
July 29, 2009
The Wellmark Foundation funded ten health improvement grants in Iowa and South Dakota totaling $656,627 at its recent board of directors meeting.

The Wellmark Foundation Funds Five Health Improvement Projects in Iowa and South Dakota
March 3, 2009
The Wellmark Foundation funded five health improvement grants in Iowa and South Dakota totaling $593,558 at its recent board of directors meeting.

The Wellmark Foundation Funds Two Health Improvement Projects in Iowa
March 3, 2009
The Wellmark Foundation funded two health improvement grants in Iowa totaling $243,558 at its recent board of directors meeting.

The Wellmark Foundation Funds Three Health Improvement Projects in South Dakota
March 3, 2009
The Wellmark Foundation funded three health improvement grants in South Dakota totaling $350,000 at its recent board of directors meeting.

Wellmark Foundation Grant to Support Wellness and Prevention Curriculum for Lakota Elementary Students in South Dakota
March 3, 2009
Catholic Social Services in Rapid City, S.D., will use a $50,000 two-year grant from The Wellmark Foundation to support a wellness and prevention curriculum for elementary students living on the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Reservations in South Dakota.

The Wellmark Foundation Supports Development of a Statewide Health Data Warehouse
March 3, 2009
The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) was awarded a 22-month, $150,000 grant from The Wellmark Foundation to create a statewide health data warehouse.

The Wellmark Foundation Provides Funding to Support Mobile Oral Health Program in South Dakota
March 3, 2009
The Community HealthCare Association of the Dakotas (CHAD) in Sioux Falls, S.D., received a two-year, $150,000 grant from The Wellmark Foundation to implement an oral health and preventive dental program in underserved communities.

The Wellmark Foundation Funds Childhood Obesity Prevention Project in Monona County
March 3, 2009
The Burgess Foundation in Onawa received a $93,558 two-year grant from The Wellmark Foundation to implement a childhood obesity prevention project in the West Monona School District.

The Wellmark Foundation Provides Funding for Childhood Obesity Prevention Project in South Dakota
March 3, 2009
Youth & Family Services, Inc. (YFS) in Rapid City, S.D., received a $150,000 two-year grant from The Wellmark Foundation to implement a childhood obesity prevention program in western South Dakota.

Wellmark Foundation Grant to Expand Breast Cancer Prevention Program for Underserved Women in South Dakota
July 15, 2008
The South Dakota Department of Health in Pierre, S.D., will use a $120,000 two-year grant from The Wellmark Foundation to expand a breast cancer screening project for low-income and underinsured women in South Dakota.

The Wellmark Foundation Funds 12 Health Improvement Projects in Iowa
July 8, 2008
The Wellmark Foundation funded 12 health improvement grants in Iowa and South Dakota totaling $1,327,917 at its recent board of directors meeting.

The Wellmark Foundation Funds 15 Health Improvement Projects in Iowa and South Dakota
July 8, 2008
The Wellmark Foundation funded 15 health improvement grants in Iowa and South Dakota totaling $1,739,233 at its recent board of directors meeting.

The Wellmark Foundation Funds Three Health Improvement Projects in South Dakota
July 8, 2008
The Wellmark Foundation funded three health improvement grants in South Dakota totaling $411,316 at its recent board of directors meeting.

Wellmark Foundation Grant to Support Sexual Health Education Program in Waterloo
July 8, 2008
Communities in Schools of Cedar Valley, Inc. in Waterloo received an $88,974 two-year grant from The Wellmark Foundation to enhance a successful school-based sexual health education program.

Wellmark Foundation Grant to Support Childhood Obesity Prevention Program in Des Moines Middle School
July 8, 2008
Des Moines Public Schools will use a $46,991 grant from The Wellmark Foundation to prevent childhood obesity by creating a fitness arcade at Merrill Middle School.

The Wellmark Foundation Awards $149,833 Grant to Continue Senior Wellness Program
July 8, 2008
The Wellmark Foundation awarded a $149,833 two-year grant to the Elderbridge Agency on Aging in Mason City to continue a wellness program for older adults.

Wellmark Foundation Grant to Support Children’s Obesity Prevention Program
July 8, 2008
Healthy Henry County Communities in Mt. Pleasant received a $135,500 two-year grant from The Wellmark Foundation to enhance a childhood obesity prevention program targeting children in kindergarten through eighth grade.

The Wellmark Foundation Supports Body Mass Index Surveillance System for Youth
July 8, 2008
A $64,428 two-year grant from The Wellmark Foundation will allow the Iowa Department of Public Health to begin developing a new body mass index (BMI) surveillance system designed to prevent childhood obesity.

The Wellmark Foundation Supports After-School Program to Prevent Obesity in Children
July 8, 2008
The Wellmark Foundation awarded a $105,000 two-year grant to the Iowa Health Foundation to pilot a national childhood obesity prevention program in after-school programs in the West Des Moines and Perry Community School Districts.

Wellmark Foundation Grant to Support 25-Mile Community Wellness Trail in Central Iowa
July 8, 2008
The Wellmark Foundation awarded a $150,000 two-year grant to the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation to support construction of a 25-mile paved trail in central Iowa.

Wellmark Foundation Grant to Support School Health Literacy Project to Prevent Childhood Obesity
July 8, 2008
Iowa State University will use a $148,909 two-year grant from The Wellmark Foundation to develop and pilot a school-based nutrition health literacy program designed to prevent childhood obesity.

The Wellmark Foundation Funds Project to Increase Use of Colorectal Cancer Screenings, Increase Community Awareness
July 8, 2008
The Wellmark Foundation awarded a $100,504 two-year grant to the Mercy Medical Center Foundation in Sioux City to increase community wellness through implementation of a colorectal cancer screening project.

The Wellmark Foundation Provides Funding for Nutrition Improvement Project Focused on Vending Machines
July 8, 2008
A $105,000 two-year grant from The Wellmark Foundation will allow the Polk County Agricultural Extension District to improve community wellness through a nutrition improvement project focused on vending machines.

Wellmark Foundation Provides Funding to Expand Health Education Project in South Dakota Schools
July 8, 2008
Sanford Research/USD in Sioux Falls, S.D., received a $141,316 two-year grant from The Wellmark Foundation to continue a wellness and health education project in South Dakota elementary schools.

Wellmark Foundation Grant to Support Obesity Prevention Program for Youth in South Dakota Child Care Centers
July 8, 2008
The South Dakota Department of Health in Pierre, S.D., received a $150,000 two-year grant from The Wellmark Foundation to develop a childhood obesity prevention initiative targeting children ages 2-5 years in child care settings.

The Wellmark Foundation Supports School-Based Youth Wellness and Obesity Prevention Program
July 8, 2008
The Trinity Health Foundation in Fort Dodge received a $145,500 two-year grant from The Wellmark Foundation to expand a school-based wellness and obesity prevention program targeting youth in kindergarten through eighth grade.

The Wellmark Foundation Supports School Concession Stand Project to Improve Nutrition, Prevent Childhood Obesity
July 8, 2008
The University of Iowa Foundation received a $87,278 grant from The Welllmark Foundation to implement a school-based nutrition improvement project designed to prevent childhood obesity.

The Wellmark Foundation Directs $1 Million to Statewide Disaster Relief
June 25, 2008
The Wellmark Foundation announced today a $1 million pledge to the newly established Embrace Iowa 2008 Iowa Disaster Fund.

The Wellmark Foundation Announces 2008 Funding Opportunities for Iowa and South Dakota Organizations
March 11, 2008
The Wellmark Foundation board of directors recently announced childhood obesity prevention and community-based wellness and prevention as the funding focus areas for its philanthropy.

 


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