Sioux Falls, SD — The Wellmark Foundation has provided six South Dakota organizations with their Matching Assets to Community Health (MATCH) grant awards. These organizations were notified in May of their pending awards and had 16 weeks to secure the required matching funds. Each of these projects can help individuals, families and communities achieve better health through built environment initiatives that encourage physical activity.
“We know the neighborhoods people live in have a major impact on their health and well-being,” said Mary Lawyer, The Wellmark Foundation executive director. “That is why we are proud to award a total of $575,000 to these six South Dakota organizations. Each of these projects provides an opportunity for residents to be active where they live, work, learn and play.”
Since its inception in 1991, The Wellmark Foundation has awarded nearly $58 million in grant and special project funding to initiatives that positively impact the well-being of Iowans and South Dakotans.
The six South Dakota organizations awarded a Wellmark Foundation MATCH grant include:
Black Hills Works, Inc., $100,000
Rapid City Bocce Ball Courts (Rapid City)
City of Brookings, $75,000
Pickleball Complex (Brookings)
City of Mission, $100,000
Renovate, Repair and Reopen the Mission City Swimming Pool (Mission)
City of Parkston, $100,000
Papa’s Park (Parkston)
Herreid Area Housing Development, Inc., $100,000
Pool Improvement Project (Herreid)
Sioux Falls Skatepark Association, $100,000
Sioux Falls Skatepark (Sioux Falls)