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Grants to Iowa and South Dakota Nonprofits to Promote Safe and Healthy Environments for Physical Activity

Healthy Communities Small Grant Program


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Funding Source
Wellmark Foundation
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Geographic Focus
USA: IowaSouth Dakota

Important Dates
Deadline: 02/22/16 12:00 PM Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $25,000 to Iowa and South Dakota nonprofits for unique and innovative projects that focus on community-based wellness and prevention initiatives. This includes ensuring all residents have access to nutritious food and safe places to be active where they live, work, play and learn.


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Additional Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible to receive a grant, the primary applicant (grant fiscal agent) must meet all the following requirements:
- Must be classified as a Section 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization under Internal Revenue Code or a governmental entity.
- Cannot be a private foundation under Section 509(a).
- Must be an organization within the states of either Iowa or South Dakota or seeking funding support for grant funding restricted for use in Iowa or South Dakota.
- Must not have a contractual relationship with Wellmark, Inc., Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Iowa, Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Dakota or Wellmark Health Plan of Iowa, Inc. This does not include having health insurance coverage through Wellmark.

Estimated Size of Grant
Up to $25,000.

Term of Contract
The project duration can be up to one year, beginning May 1, 2016.

Contact Information
Stephanie Perry

The Wellmark Foundation
1331 Grand Avenue, Station 3W500
Des Moines, IA 50309

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