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Matching Assets To Community Health (MATCH) Program

Sponsor
Wellmark Foundation
Deadlines
Sep 21, 2022
Contact

Gina Rooney
515.376.6420
WellmarkFoundation@Wellmark.com

Purpose

The Matching Assets To Community Health (MATCH) Program provides matching grants for projects that promote active living in built environments and projects that increase access to and consumption of healthy foods.

Examples of types of projects that may be funded include:

  • Edible orchards
  • Community gardens and greenhouses
  • Food preparation methods
  • Farm/field/garden-to-table projects, including education
  • Policies or councils working to create access to healthy foods and nutrition education
  • Mobile food pantry, food rescue, and gleaning programs
  • Public playground structures and spaces
  • Outdoor recreation and sport courts or fields
  • Public swimming pools, splash pads, and aquatic centers
  • Trails, including links, spurs and connectors
  • Safe Routes to School plans and infrastructure
  • Accessible and safe walking paths or routes
  • Share-the-road plans and infrastructure
  • Bike-share program infrastructure

There will be two opportunities to apply for funding in 2022. In application cycle 1, proposals for access to healthy foods and built environment projects will be accepted. In application cycle 2, only proposals for access to healthy food projects will be accepted.

Eligibility

Applicants must be government entities or nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations located in Iowa or South Dakota.

Geographic coverage
Iowa and South Dakota
Amount of funding

Access to Healthy Foods and Built Environment MATCH grants (Round 1):

  • Up to $100,000
  • 1:1 match required
  • Awardees will be announced in May and will have 16 weeks to demonstrate the match has been secured.

Access to Healthy Foods MATCH grants (Round 2):

  • Up to $50,000
  • 50% match required
  • Awardees will be announced in December and will have 12 weeks to demonstrate the match has been secured.
Application process

Links to application instructions and the application form are available on the program website.

Deadlines for application cycles 1 and 2 are as follows:

  • Round 1: Access to Healthy Foods and Built Environment MATCH - February 16, 2022
  • Round 2: Access to Healthy Foods MATCH - September 21, 2022.

Email completed application packets to WellmarkFoundation@Wellmark.com.

Tagged as
Food security and nutrition · Obesity and weight control · Physical activity · Schools · Iowa · South Dakota



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