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More than $1.4 million in Large MATCH Grants awarded

September 17, 2020

Des Moines, IA – The Wellmark Foundation has provided 16 Iowa organizations with Large Matching Assets to Community Health (MATCH) grants. These grant recipients were notified in May and had 16-weeks to secure the required match amount in order to receive their funds from The Wellmark Foundation. All of the funded projects will help individuals, families and communities achieve better health through built environment initiatives that encourage physical activity.

"The Wellmark Foundation is proud to award a cumulative total of $1,476,248 to these 16 Iowa organizations," said Mary Lawyer, The Wellmark Foundation executive director. "These organizations and their projects designed to improve the well-being of the communities they serve well into the future."

The 16 Iowa organizations that were awarded Large MATCH grants include:

  • Cerro Gordo County, $79,820
    Kids PLAY: Playground for Lincoln Area Youth

  • City of Wayland, $100,000
    West Park Wetlands Project - Phase II

  • City of Audubon, $49,5000
    Middle - High School Link to Rec Center

  • City of Webster City, $96,928
    East Twin Park Playground Project

  • City of Breda, $100,000
    Breda Swimming Pool Renovation

  • Clayton County, $100,000
    Pony Hollow Trail Extension - Phase I

  • City of Corning, $100,000
    Hull Street Trail

  • Decatur County, $100,000
    Little River Scenic Pathway Extension

  • City of De Soto, $50,000
    De Soto Sidewalk Project - Phase I

  • Jones County, $100,000
    Wapsipinicon Trail - Phase II

  • City of Dubuque, $100,000
    Re-Imagine Comiskey: Splash Pad and Basketball Courts

  • New Albin Improvement League, $100,000
    New Albin Splash Park Improvement Project

  • City of Manning, $100,000
    Safe Routes to School South Trail

  • Southwest Iowa Nature Trails Project, Inc., $100,000
    Mills County Bridge Renovations & Enhancements

  • City of Mount Pleasant, $100,000
    Saunders Park Trail Connection

  • Waukee Betterment Foundation, $100,000
    Epic All-Inclusive Playground

Learn more about these projects. Since its inception in 1991, The Wellmark Foundation has provided more than $36 million in grant funding to communities across Iowa and South Dakota.