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Matching Assets To Community Health (MATCH) Program

Wellmark Foundation
May 26, 2021

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
  • 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

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

Large MATCH grants:

  • 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.

Small MATCH grants:

  • Up to $25,000
  • 50% match required
  • Awardees will be announced in August and will have 12 weeks to demonstrate the match has been secured.
Application process

A link to the application instructions is available on the program website.

Please note that there are different application cycles for the small and large MATCH programs.

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

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