The University of Iowa

Wellmark Foundation

Employer Identification Number (EIN) 


Contact Name 
Gina Rooney
Contact Title 
Telephone Number 
(515) 376-5009
1331 Grand Ave.
Station 5W447
Des Moines, IA 50309
United States

Grant Information

Application Deadline 
Wednesday, February 17, 2021

The Wellmark Foundation’s goal is to be a catalyst in bringing groups together to positively impact health within a community. MATCH grant funding focuses on sustainable initiatives — projects that continue after our grant funding ends — targeting access to and consumption of nutritious foods and creating safe and healthy environments in which to be active.

The program funds initiatives in Iowa and South Dakota. See the Programs page on the Foundation website for details on Large and Small MATCH grants and past grant awardees. 

Applications for the Large MATCH grants are due February 17, 2021. 

Sample Grants 

Small MATCH grants: Boone County Conservation, Iowa High Trestle Trail Connection, $25,000; Butler County, Heery Woods Nature Center Trail Expansion and Renovation, $6,934.17 grant award; City of Fort Dodge Food Distribution Study, $11,725.

Large MATCH grants: Cerro Gordo County, Kids PLAY: Playground for Lincoln Area Youth, $79,820; City of Audubon, Middle - High School Link to Rec Center, $49,500; City of Wayland, West Park Wetlands Project - Phase II, $100,000. 

Application Information 

Application address: The Wellmark Foundation, 1331 Grand Avenue Station 5W 443, Des Moines, IA 50309; Phone: 515-376-5009


John D. Forsyth (Chairperson)

Michele Druker (Secretary)

Christa Kuennen (Treasurer)

Grant Sizes: 
$0, $100,000


Date of latest financial data 
Nov 2020