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 
Friday, June 5, 2020

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.

Our Small MATCH Grants are for projects across Iowa and South Dakota that focus on a sustainable solution to the access and consumption of healthy foods or create environments that encourage physical activity. Our Small MATCH Grant cycle considers requests up to $25,000 and most will be matched at half the requested amount. Applications for the Small MATCH Grants are due Friday, June 5, 2020.

Application Information 

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


Large Match grants award up to $100,000. Applications due online by 5 pm, February 22, 2019. Projects must be completed within two years. Grants must be matched dollar-for-dollar with cash or in-kind contributions. At least one of half of matching support must be cash.

Small match grants award up to $25,000. Projects must be completed in one year and must be matched at 50 percent with cash or in-kind contributions.

See details.


John D. Forsyth (Chairperson)

Michele Druker (Secretary)

Christa Kuennen (Treasurer)

Grant Sizes: 
$0, $100,000


Date of latest financial data 
Nov 2018