Wellmark Foundation community health grant applications due June 8

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

Applications for the small MATCH grants are available online and must be submitted by midnight on June 8. To view previous Wellmark Foundation MATCH grant recipients, visit Wellmark.com/Foundation.