Wellmark Foundation awards $756,366 in matching grants
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 3:34 PM
The Wellmark Foundation has awarded $756,366 in matching funds to 11 Iowa organizations that have developed sustainable initiatives focused on improving residents' well-being. Among the grant recipients are four community health projects in Greater Des Moines: $75,000 to the Sixth Avenue Corridor Streetscape Phase I project; $75,000 to the Des Moines Metropolitan Planning Organization for its Step It Up: An Action Plan to Increase Walking and Walkability; $75,000 to the Des Moines Bike Collective for a bike-share network expansion that includes adding 10 new stations and 98 B-cycles to the existing system; and $21,366 to the Des Moines Area Religious Council for its Healthy Schools-Healthy Community DMPS Food Assistance Project. To see a complete list of grant recipients and project descriptions, click here.