The Wellmark Foundation awarded 30 Community Kickstarter grants totaling $277,654 for initiatives intended to make Iowa communities more active or improve access to healthy foods.
“All of these communities and organizations are committed to improving the health and well-being of their citizens,” said Stephanie Perry, The Wellmark Foundation manager. “These grants fund projects that will have a community-wide impact now and for future generations.”
These final projects were chosen out of 79 submissions, because they focused on providing longer-term opportunities to make community members more active or improve access to healthy foods. The Northeast Iowa grant recipients are:
$10,000 Harpers Ferry Family Splash Zones, Harpers Ferry
$10,000 Monona City Park Trailhead, Monona
$10,000 New Hampton TRIBE Trail, New Hampton
$10,000 New Hampton School New Playground Equipment, New Hampton
$10,000 Supporting and Sheltering the Farmers Market, Riceville
$10,000 Pedestrian Ramp Improvements, West Union
To learn more about these projects or The Wellmark Foundation, visit Wellmark.com/Foundation.