The Wellmark Foundation is now accepting applications for its small Matching Assets to Community Health (MATCH) grants. The small MATCH grants are for up to $25,000 and must be matched at 50 percent. These grants support promising projects that can help individuals, families and communities achieve better health.
Examples of sustainable grants — projects that continue after The Wellmark Foundation grant funding ends — include:
- Promoting trail development — regional trail-planning efforts, promoting pedestrian, bicycle, or trail master plans and actual trail construction
- Providing safe, accessible venues for physical activity in a community
- Advancing active transportation concepts — Safe Routes to School projects, walking school busses, community walking audits and adding bicycle parking
- Improving access to locally sourced foods — establishing or improving infrastructure of farmers’ markets and establishing or improving community gardens