November 21, 2019
Des Moines, IA — The Wellmark Foundation has provided five South Dakota organizations with Small Matching Assets to Community Health (MATCH) grants. These grant recipients were notified in August and had 16-weeks to secure the required match in order to receive their funds from The Wellmark Foundation. All of these 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 $125,000 to these five grant recipients," said Becky Wampler Bland, The Wellmark Foundation executive director. "We are proud to support these organizations as they have demonstrated their projects will help to improve the well-being of the communities they serve well into the future."
The five South Dakota organizations that were awarded grants include:
Harrisburg Community Foundation, $25,000
Newell Community Club, $25,000
Sisseton Youth Baseball Association, $25,000
Baseball Complex Walking Path
Spearfish Pickleball Club, $25,000
Outdoor Pickleball Court Project
Wessington Springs Area Development Corporation, $25,000
Learn more about these projects. Since 2011, The Wellmark Foundation has provided more than $11 million in grant funding to communities across Iowa and South Dakota.