MEET OUR AWARD WINNERS   
 
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It’s Wellmark’s 75th anniversary. And to say thank you for a great 75 years, we're giving back to the communities we serve. We’re awarding $7,500 to ten projects that will improve community health. Good news! As of 11:59 PM, 9/7, all your votes are cast. Check back Sept 25th to see the award winners and the great work they'll be doing!
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Project Name:  North Iowa School Playground
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  The purpose of this project ...
City:  Buffalo Center
Project Location:  Buffalo Center, Iowa
Project Website:  northiowa.org
Target population and how they will benefit:  The purpose of this project ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  This project is essential to ...
Project Timing:  We would like to begin ...
State:  Iowa
Organization Name:  North Iowa School District
   
 
Project Name:  Bedell Family YMCA Character Center
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  The Bedell Family YMCA of ...
City:  Spirit Lake
Project Location:  Spirit Lake, IA
Project Website:  www.okobojiymca.com
Target population and how they will benefit:  The Bedell Family YMCA Character ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  We are fortunate to live ...
Project Timing:  The expansion to the Bedell ...
State:  Iowa
Organization Name:  Camp Foster YMCA, Inc.
 
   
 
Project Name:  Art Bike Racks
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  Newton, Iowa has 13 very ...
City:  Newton
Project Location:  Newton, IA
Project Website:  www.iowasculpturefestival.org
Target population and how they will benefit:  Newton, Iowa has a population ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  Many Newton residents still feel ...
Project Timing:  Art Bike Racks would be ...
State:  Iowa
Organization Name:  Iowa Sculpture Festival
   
 
Project Name:  Chrysalis GIRLSTRONG!
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  Our project proposal is to ...
City:  Des Moines
Project Location:  Des Moines, Bondurant, Norwalk, Altoona, and Urbandale, IA
Project Website:  www.chrysalisfdn.org
Target population and how they will benefit:  In 2015, the Chrysalis After-School ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  From our program evaluation, we ...
Project Timing:  Chrysalis will begin the Chrysalis ...
State:  Iowa
Organization Name:  Chrysalis Foundation
 
   
   
 
Project Name:  Healing Gardens and Restoration Kitchen
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  Dubuque, Iowa 52001.
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City:  Dubuque
Project Location:  Dubuque, Iowa
Project Website:  dbqrescue.org
Target population and how they will benefit:  Limited time, finances, and resources ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  Our project takes a garden ...
Project Timing:  September –November 2014

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State:  Iowa
Organization Name:  Dubuque Rescue Mission
   
   
 
Project Name:  Fresh to You Mobile Grocery
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  The purpose of the Fresh ...
City:  Mt. Pleasant
Project Location:  Winfield, Iowa
Target population and how they will benefit:  The city of Winfield, Iowa ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  The mobile grocery concept is ...
Project Timing:  If we are fortunate enough ...
State:  Iowa
Organization Name:  Healthy Henry County Communities
 
   
 
Project Name:  Landes Ladies Park Project
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  The Landes Ladies is a ...
City:  Brooklyn
Project Location:  Brooklyn, Iowa
Target population and how they will benefit:  Currently, with the state of ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  Our project deserves these funds ...
Project Timing:  Our first phase of the ...
State:  Iowa
Organization Name:  Brooklyn Community Foundation c/o Landes Ladies
   
   
 
Project Name:  Keya Wakpala (Turtle Creek) Community Garden
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  The Keya Wakpala Community Garden ...
City:  Mission
Project Location:  Mission, South Dakota (on the Rosebud Indian Reservation)
Project Website:  currently in development
Target population and how they will benefit:  The Sicangu Lakota Oyate (Rosebud ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  1. A tremendous amount of research, ...
Project Timing:  The Keya Wakpala Community Garden ...
State:  South Dakota
Organization Name:  REDCO (Rosebud Economic Development Corporation)
 
   
 
Project Name:  Cornerstone Rescue Mission Men’s Garden Project
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  In 1982 the Cornerstone Rescue ...
City:  Rapid City
Project Location:  Rapid City, South Dakota
Project Website:  http://www.cornerstonemission.org/mens.html
Target population and how they will benefit:  According to a Housing for ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  The Cornerstone Rescue Mission Men’s ...
Project Timing:  When will your project start ...
State:  South Dakota
Organization Name:  Cornerstone Rescue Mission
   
 
Project Name:  Glenwood Aquatic Center
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  To help fund our effort ...
City:  Council Bluffs
Project Location:  Glenwood, Iowa
Project Website:  https://www.facebook.com/glenwoodaquatic
Target population and how they will benefit:  Mills County is the second ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  There is an identified need ...
Project Timing:  The Glenwood City Council will ...
State:  Iowa
Organization Name:  Glenwood Aquatic Center Committee
 
Project Name:  Correne's Court
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  This project will be located ...
City:  Montrose
Project Location:  Montrose, SD
Target population and how they will benefit:  The target population would be ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  In January of 2012, Correne ...
Project Timing:  With the assistance of ...
State:  South Dakota
Organization Name:  Correne's Court Memorial Fund, City of Montrose Parks and Recreation
   
   
 
Project Name:  Kaleidescope Kids Child Care Center Playground
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  Kaleidescope Kids Child Care Center ...
City:  West Union
Project Location:  West Union, Iowa
Project Website:  none
Target population and how they will benefit:  West Union, Iowa is the ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  As mentioned previously, the residents ...
Project Timing:  Construction began on the new ...
State:  Iowa
Organization Name:  Kaleidescope Kids Child Care Center
 
   
Project Name:  Lost Island Trail Project
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  Lost Island Lake, the sixth ...
City:  Spencer
Project Location:  Ruthven, Iowa 51358
Project Website:  ruthvenlostisland.com
Target population and how they will benefit:  Lost Island Lake to date ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  The Lost Island Protective Association ...
Project Timing:  The Lost Island Trail is ...
State:  Iowa
Organization Name:  Lost Island Protective Association, Inc.
   
 
Project Name:  Wagner Walking Path
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  Wagner Walking Path rehabilitates Wagner, ...
City:  Wagner
Project Location:  Wagner, South Dakota
Target population and how they will benefit:  Everyone benefits from the Wagner ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  Wagner, South Dakota, is located ...
Project Timing:  Wellmark funding supports a 12-24 ...
State:  South Dakota
Organization Name:  Wagner Area Growth
 
   
 
Project Name:  Project Playground Equipment
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  We are in the process ...
City:  Anita
Project Location:  Anita, Ia
Project Website:  www.anitaiowa.com
Target population and how they will benefit:  This project would benefit many ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  We feel that the current ...
Project Timing:  We hope to have all ...
State:  Iowa
Organization Name:  Anita Park Committee
   
   
 
Project Name:  Des Moines Regional Skatepark
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  The purpose of this project ...
City:  Des Moines
Project Location:  Downtown Des Moines, Iowa, along the west bank of the Des Moines River
Project Website:  http://desmoinesregionalskatepark.com/
Target population and how they will benefit:  The target population is youth ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  Over the past several years, ...
Project Timing:  It is anticipated that groundbreaking ...
State:  Iowa
Organization Name:  Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines
 
   
   
 
Project Name:  Parks to People - Foot & Bike Bridge
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  The Friends of Jackson County ...
City:  Maquoketa
Project Location:  Maquoketa, Iowa 52060
Project Website:  www.jacksonccb.com/friends_of_jcc
Target population and how they will benefit:  Our target population is all ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  This newly acquired recreation area ...
Project Timing:  Once funding is secured, the ...
State:  Iowa
Organization Name:  The Friends of Jackson County Conservation
Project Name:  Vermillion Community Garden-Help Make This Grow!
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  The Vermillion Community Garden is ...
City:  Vermillion
Project Location:  Vermillion, SD 57069
Target population and how they will benefit:  Current gardeners range in age ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  The Vermillion Community Garden was ...
Project Timing:  With funding we would start ...
State:  South Dakota
Organization Name:  Vermillion Community Garden/Vermillion Area Arts Council
 
   
 
Project Name:  Mitchell City Park Project
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  Help us build a park ...
City:  Mitchell
Project Location:  Mitchell, Iowa
Project Website:  https://www.facebook.com/MitchellCityParkProject/timeline
Target population and how they will benefit:  A group of young families ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  Mitchell is a city of ...
Project Timing:  We will complete phase 1 ...
State:  Iowa
Organization Name:  Mitchell Park and Rec Committee
   
 
Project Name:  Lincoln Park Expansion
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  Lincoln Park is located where ...
City:  ESTHERVILLE
Project Location:  Lincoln Park, 815 12th Ave N, Estherville, Iowa 51334
Project Website:  n/a
Target population and how they will benefit:  The population of Estherville, Iowa ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  Our local Kiwanis Club of ...
Project Timing:  The City of Estherville and ...
State:  Iowa
Organization Name:  City of Estherville
 
   
 
Project Name:  Centennial Park Improvements
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  Park improvements to a new ...
City:  North Liberty
Project Location:  North Liberty, Iowa
Project Website:  northlibertyiowa.org
Target population and how they will benefit:  The City of North Liberty, ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  It's cool! North Liberty ...
Project Timing:  The project is incremental. The ...
State:  Iowa
Organization Name:  City of North Liberty
   
 
Project Name:  Pretty the Park
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  In collaboration with Storybook Island ...
City:  Sioux Falls
Project Location:  Rapid City, South Dakota
Target population and how they will benefit:  The target population is those ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  City parks improve the physical ...
Project Timing:  The project will begin in ...
State:  South Dakota
Organization Name:  Girl Scouts-Dakota Horizons
 
   
 
Project Name:  Spencer Health Coalition
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  Our Purpose: To create and ...
City:  Spencer
Project Location:  Spencer, Iowa
Project Website:  www.facebook.com/spencerhealth
Target population and how they will benefit:  The town of Spencer, Iowa ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  Spencer, Iowa is a Blue ...
Project Timing:  This project starts at the ...
State:  Iowa
Organization Name:  Spencer Community School District
   
   
 
Project Name:  Pella Sports Park
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  The Pella Sports Park Project: ...
City:  Pella
Project Location:  Pella, Iowa
Project Website:  pellasportspark.org
Target population and how they will benefit:  The impact will be seen ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  The impact will be seen ...
Project Timing:  This decade long project is ...
State:  Iowa
Organization Name:  Fields For Our Future, Inc.
 
   
   
 
Project Name:  UNI Panther Plot Garden on Wheels
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  The UNI Panther Plot is ...
City:  Cedar Falls
Project Location:  Cedar Falls, Iowa
Target population and how they will benefit:  The UNI Panther Plot Garden ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  The University of Northern Iowa ...
Project Timing:  All infrastructure for this project ...
State:  Iowa
Organization Name:  University of Northern Iowa
   
   
 
Project Name:  Bike Parking for Marion's Parks
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  The City of Marion, Iowa ...
City:  Marion
Project Location:  Marion, Iowa
Target population and how they will benefit:  Bike parking in Marion's parks ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  There will be many deserving ...
Project Timing:  Improved bicycle parking in Marion's ...
State:  Iowa
Organization Name:  City of Marion
 
   
 
Project Name:  Ringgold County Trailway Extension
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  The project will be in ...
City:  Mount Ayr
Project Location:  Mount Ayr, IA
Target population and how they will benefit:  Our target population would be ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  We are a small southern ...
Project Timing:  Based on availability of funds, ...
State:  Iowa
Organization Name:  Ringgold County
   
Project Name:  Highway 34 Underpass
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  The Wapello County Trails Council ...
City:  Ottumwa
Project Location:  Ottumwa, IA
Project Website:  wapellocountytrails.com
Target population and how they will benefit:  The target population for this ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  The Wapello County Trails Council ...
Project Timing:  The project timeline calls for ...
State:  Iowa
Organization Name:  Wapello County Trails Council
 
   
Project Name:  Langford Fitness Center
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  The purpose of this application ...
City:  Langford
Project Location:  Langford, South Dakota
Target population and how they will benefit:  Langford, population 315, is a ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  Our wellness initiative deserves funding ...
Project Timing:  Upon receipt of the award, ...
State:  South Dakota
Organization Name:  Glacial Lakes Area Development, Inc.
   
 
Project Name:  Donor Memorial Garden
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  To build a Memorial Garden ...
City:  North Liberty
Project Location:  Altoona, Iowa
Target population and how they will benefit:  Donor Families for peace, comfort, ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  Organ donation saves lives and ...
Project Timing:  We hope to have the ...
State:  Iowa
Organization Name:  Iowa Donor Network
 
   
   
 
Project Name:  Lennox Pool Project
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  In a joint effort the ...
City:  Lennox
Project Location:  Lennox, South Dakota
Target population and how they will benefit:  The City of Lennox has ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  The group of volunteers working ...
Project Timing:  The Lennox Parks and Recreation ...
State:  South Dakota
Organization Name:  Lennox Parks & Recreation Advisory Board(City of Lennox)
   
 
Project Name:  Do the Golden Age “Shuffle” at Mineral Springs
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  We want to make the ...
City:  Colfax
Project Location:  Colfax, Iowa
Target population and how they will benefit:  Our adults and senior citizens ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  Colfax’s historic downtown district has ...
Project Timing:  We will be working with ...
State:  Iowa
Organization Name:  Colfax Main Street, Inc.
 
   
   
 
Project Name:  Community Healing Garden at Mercy Cancer Center
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  The Community Healing Garden at ...
City:  Des Moines
Project Location:  Clive, Iowa
Target population and how they will benefit:  Hundreds of cancer patients, survivors ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  By voting for this project, ...
Project Timing:  The garden kick-off “build day” ...
State:  Iowa
Organization Name:  Mercy Cancer Center (Mercy Foundation of Des Moines)
   
Project Name:  Move Our Garden
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  Lakes Regional Healthcare is currently ...
City:  Spirit Lake
Project Location:  Spirit Lake, Iowa
Target population and how they will benefit:  The target population that will ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  Four years have gone into ...
Project Timing:  The community garden has been ...
State:  Iowa
Organization Name:  Lakes Regional Healthcare
 
   
Project Name:  Park & Ride
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  The City of Algona, Iowa, ...
City:  Algona
Project Location:  Algona, Iowa
Project Website:  http://www.ci.algona.ia.us/
Target population and how they will benefit:  The target population will be ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  We thought our City was ...
Project Timing:  The project could be completed ...
State:  Iowa
Organization Name:  City of Algona
   
   
 
Project Name:  The Miracle League of Sioux City
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  It is our desire to ...
City:  Sioux Ctiy,
Project Location:  Sioux City, Iowa
Target population and how they will benefit:  Our primary focus will be ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  The mission of the Miracle ...
Project Timing:  Preliminary work will begin this ...
State:  Iowa
Organization Name:  The Miracle League of Sioux City
 
   
 
Project Name:  Murdo City Park Shared Use Path
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  This project is located in ...
City:  Murdo
Project Location:  Murdo, SD
Project Website:  No website is available
Target population and how they will benefit:  Even thought Murdo’s population is ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  If our community was chosen ...
Project Timing:  The trail will be completed ...
State:  South Dakota
Organization Name:  Jones County Turner Youth Foundation
   
 
Project Name:  Project Playground
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  The purpose of our project ...
City:  Sioux Rapids
Project Location:  Sioux Rapids, Iowa
Project Website:  https://www.facebook.com/SiouxRapidsPlayground
Target population and how they will benefit:  Our target population is children ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  Our project deserves funds because ...
Project Timing:  We started our project this ...
State:  Iowa
Organization Name:  Sioux Rapids Park Board
 
   
Project Name:  Epworth Trail Fitness Stations
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  Epworth, Iowa (52045) is a ...
City:  Epworth
Project Location:  Jacoby Walkway, Epworth, Iowa
Project Website:  www.ci.epworth.ia.us
Target population and how they will benefit:  Epworth boasts a population of ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  The City of Epworth has ...
Project Timing:  The Outdoor Fitness Station Project ...
State:  Iowa
Organization Name:  City of Epworth
   
Project Name:  Central Park Trails
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  Cherokee is a small rural ...
City:  Cherokee
Project Location:  Cherokee, IA
Target population and how they will benefit:  All age groups in Cherokee ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  Northwest Iowa is an area ...
Project Timing:  The Trails Committee has three ...
State:  Iowa
Organization Name:  Cherokee Trails System
 
   
 
Project Name:  Perking Up the Perkins Playground
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  Perkins Elementary School serves approximately ...
City:  Des Moines
Project Location:  Des Moines, Iowa
Project Website:  http://perkins.dmschools.org/
Target population and how they will benefit:  Our vision for this project ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  On the inside, Perkins is ...
Project Timing:  The playground renovation will be ...
State:  Iowa
Organization Name:  Perkins Elementary School
   
Project Name:  Help us Build the Freeport Trail
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  The city of Decorah and ...
City:  City of Decorah and the village of Freeport in Iow
Project Location:  Freeport
Project Website:  www.facebook.com/pages/Trails-From-Freeport/121058858041575
Target population and how they will benefit:  The primary target populations for ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  The Freeport Trail deserves Wellmark ...
Project Timing:  Receiving $7,500 from Wellmark 75 ...
State:  Iowa
Organization Name:  Winneshiek County Conservation Board
 
   
 
Project Name:  Webster Elementary School Playground
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  Webster Elementary School is located ...
City:  Yankton
Project Location:  Yankton, South Dakota
Target population and how they will benefit:  The immediate target population is ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  WOW has made it a ...
Project Timing:  Fundraising efforts are in full ...
State:  South Dakota
Organization Name:  WOW - Webster Elementary School PTO
   
Project Name:  Reconnecting Children to the Natural World
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  Kessel Kids Child Care and ...
City:  Cresco
Project Location:  Cresco, Iowa
Target population and how they will benefit:  We want our center to ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  The Natural Playground Project is ...
Project Timing:  Phase 1: Project planning-committee meetings, ...
State:  Iowa
Organization Name:  Howard County Child Care Association, DBA: Kessel Kids CcLc
 
   
 
Project Name:  River Park Disc Golf Course Expansion
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  The City of Belmond - ...
City:  Belmond
Project Location:  Belmond, Iowa
Project Website:  www.belmondiowa.com
Target population and how they will benefit:  Disc golf is becoming more ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  The original disc golf course ...
Project Timing:  The Belmond Park Board is ...
State:  Iowa
Organization Name:  City of Belmond - Belmond Park Board
   
   
 
Project Name:  Masonic Park Renovation
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  The City of Leon, Iowa ...
City:  Leon
Project Location:  Leon, Iowa
Target population and how they will benefit:  The long-term benefits of this ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  Our project deserves the funds ...
Project Timing:  The Masonic Park Renovation project ...
State:  Iowa
Organization Name:  City of Leon - Park and Pool
 
   
   
 
Project Name:  Educational Food Forest at Lowe Park
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  The purpose of the Education ...
City:  Marion
Project Location:  Marion, Iowa
Project Website:  http://www.treesforever.org/Fruit_TreeKeepers
Target population and how they will benefit:  Marion residents, especially children, are ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  This innovative project improves Marion’s ...
Project Timing:  Planning for the orchard will ...
State:  Iowa
Organization Name:  Trees Forever
   
 
Project Name:  Growing Ely
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  The purpose of this project ...
City:  Ely
Project Location:  Ely, Iowa
Project Website:  www.ely.lib.ia.us
Target population and how they will benefit:  Ely, Iowa 52227, population 1776.
Why your project deserves the funds:  Thus far we have built ...
Project Timing:  Fall 2014 –Spring 2015: ...
State:  Iowa
Organization Name:  Ely Public Library
 
   
   
 
Project Name:  Jefferson County Health Center Fitness Trail
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  The purpose of our project ...
City:  Fairfield
Project Location:  Fairfield, IA. Jefferson County Health Center campus
Target population and how they will benefit:  More than ever, we are ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  Fairfield, Iowa is striving diligently ...
Project Timing:  If we are selected to ...
State:  Iowa
Organization Name:  Jefferson County Health Center
Project Name:  Inter-generational Gardens
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  In Brookings, SD, (57006) one ...
City:  Brookings
Project Location:  Brookings, SD
Project Website:  www.unitedalive.com
Target population and how they will benefit:  Nature deficit is a current ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  This project instills values of ...
Project Timing:  • October 2014 –
o Develop ...
State:  South Dakota
Organization Name:  United Living Community / Child Development Center
 
   
 
Project Name:  Upgrading the Spearfish Trail System
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  The Spearfish Recreation Trail system ...
City:  Spearfish
Project Location:  Spearfish, SD
Project Website:  www.cityofspearfish.com
Target population and how they will benefit:  This trail is used by ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  Our project deserves funds, because ...
Project Timing:  Surfacing the trail with limestone ...
State:  South Dakota
Organization Name:  City of Spearfish
   
 
Project Name:  Ironwood Park Basketball Court
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  To provide an opportunity for ...
City:  Altoona
Project Location:  2380 3rd Ave SW, Altoona, IA
Project Website:  www.altoona-iowa.com
Target population and how they will benefit:  This basketball court would serve ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  We have a citizen of ...
Project Timing:  If awarded the grant we ...
State:  Iowa
Organization Name:  City of Altoona
 
   
Project Name:  Children's Cancer Connection Fitness Room
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  Children’s Cancer Connection, based in ...
City:  Des Moines
Project Location:  Des Moines, Iowa
Target population and how they will benefit:  This project would primarily target ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  Families facing childhood cancer have ...
Project Timing:  This project will be completed ...
State:  Iowa
Organization Name:  Children's Cancer Connection
   
Project Name:  GiGi Fit & Healthy Eating
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  GiGi's Playhouse in Des Moines, ...
City:  Urbandale
Project Location:  Windsor Heights, Iowa
Project Website:  www.GiGisPlayhouse.org/DesMoines
Target population and how they will benefit:  GiGi's Playhouse Des Moines currently ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  If GiGi's Playhouse Des Moines ...
Project Timing:  The build out for the ...
State:  Iowa
Organization Name:  GiGi's Playhouse Des Moines
 
   
   
 
Project Name:  Pathway to Sustainability
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  Central College (Pella, Iowa) seeks ...
City:  Pella
Project Location:  Pella, Iowa
Target population and how they will benefit:  This project is meant to ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  “To learn and foster habits ...
Project Timing:  In the Fall of 2014, ...
State:  Iowa
Organization Name:  Central College
   
 
Project Name:  Kiwanis Miracle Playground
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  To date, we have completed ...
City:  Knoxville
Project Location:  Young's Park, Knoxville, IA
Project Website:  N/A
Target population and how they will benefit:  This playground will be handicape ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  We have worked very hard ...
Project Timing:  We started planning this playgrond ...
State:  Iowa
Organization Name:  Knoxville Morning Kiwanis
 
   
 
Project Name:  Quad City Edible Food Forest
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  The Quad City Food Forest ...
City:  Davenport
Project Location:  Davenport, Iowa
Project Website:  http://www.qcfoodhub.com/community-gardens/
Target population and how they will benefit:  The project is volunteer driven ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  The Quad City Edible Food ...
Project Timing:  Phase I of the project ...
State:  Iowa
Organization Name:  Quad Cities Food Hub
   
 
Project Name:  Bikes for Bellevue
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  Bellevue Iowa is beginning construction ...
City:  Bellevue
Project Location:  Bellevue Iowa
Target population and how they will benefit:  Visitors from all over the ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  With the new bike trail ...
Project Timing:  The bike trail will be ...
State:  Iowa
Organization Name:  Bellevue Area Chamber of Commerce
 
   
 
Project Name:  Colby Park Trail Hub
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  The City of Windsor Heights ...
City:  Windsor Heights
Project Location:  6900 School Street, Windsor Heights, Iowa 50324
Target population and how they will benefit:  The target population for the ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  Colby Park in Windsor Heights ...
Project Timing:  The Colby Park Trail Hub ...
State:  Iowa
Organization Name:  City of Windsor Heights
   
 
Project Name:  Carroll Recreational Trail
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  The Carroll, Iowa Recreational Trail ...
City:  Carroll
Project Location:  Carroll, IA
Project Website:  www.cityofcarroll.com
Target population and how they will benefit:  The Carroll Recreational Trail focuses ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  Overall, strong support exists for ...
Project Timing:  November 2014: Begin Final Design
State:  Iowa
Organization Name:  City of Carroll
 
   
 
Project Name:  Highland Park Improvement Project
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  The Highland Park Improvement Project ...
City:  Belle Fourche
Project Location:  Belle Fourche, South Dakota
Project Website:  www.bellefourche.org
Target population and how they will benefit:  Families in Belle Fourche, and ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  The way a citizen feels ...
Project Timing:  This project is set to ...
State:  South Dakota
Organization Name:  City of Belle Fourche
   
 
Project Name:  Good Earth Sate Park Trail Development
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  Good Earth State Park is ...
City:  Canton
Project Location:  Good Earth State Park at Blood Run
Project Website:  http://gfp.sd.gov/state-parks/directory/good-earth/default.aspx
Target population and how they will benefit:  Good Earth State Park is ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  With Good Earth State Park ...
Project Timing:  As the acquisition of the ...
State:  South Dakota
Organization Name:  South Dakota State Parks
 
   
 
Project Name:  West Davenport Center Community Garden
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  The purpose is to provide ...
City:  Davenport
Project Location:  Davenport, IA
Project Website:  eicc.edu/wdccommunitygarden
Target population and how they will benefit:  The Scott Community College West ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  The students are truly low ...
Project Timing:  October 2014-January 2015: Schedule ...
State:  Iowa
Organization Name:  Eastern Iowa Community Colleges
   
Project Name:  Kiwanis Hiley Park Young Child Play Structure
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  Hiley Park is a city ...
City:  Glenwood
Project Location:  Glenwood, IA
Project Website:  www.cityofglenwood.org/projects
Target population and how they will benefit:  The major target population who ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  Hiley Park is well established ...
Project Timing:  With your support, our goal ...
State:  Iowa
Organization Name:  City of Glenwood/ Hiley Park
 
   
 
Project Name:  Water for Trail Users
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  The purpose of this project ...
City:  Muscatine
Project Location:  Muscatine, Iowa
Target population and how they will benefit:  The target population is both ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  Muscatine’s on-going commitment to improving ...
Project Timing:  The City of Muscatine typically ...
State:  Iowa
Organization Name:  City of Muscatine
   
Project Name:  Lake City Pool Project
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  The purpose of this project ...
City:  Lake City
Project Location:  Lake City, Iowa
Project Website:  www.facebook.com/pages/Lake-City-Pool-Project/190308960655
Target population and how they will benefit:  Lake City, Iowa is a ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  With the closure of our ...
Project Timing:  The project is scheduled to ...
State:  Iowa
Organization Name:  City of Lake City, Iowa
 
   
 
Project Name:  Bethesda Health and Wellness Project
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  The Bethesda Health and Wellness ...
City:  Aberdeen
Project Location:  Aberdeen, SD 57401
Project Website:  www.bha.cc
Target population and how they will benefit:  The Warm Water Therapy Pool ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  Bethesda strives to be leader ...
Project Timing:  As described previously, the community ...
State:  South Dakota
Organization Name:  Bethesda
   
   
 
Project Name:  Garden of Hopes and Dreams
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  The Garden of Hopes and ...
City:  Ankeny
Project Location:  Ankeny, IA
Project Website:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ankeny-Garden-of-Hopes-and-Dreams-A-Garden-For-All-Abilities-and-Ages
Target population and how they will benefit:  The intended outcomes for the ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  There is no other project ...
Project Timing:  The project is already in ...
State:  Iowa
Organization Name:  Ankeny Garden Association
 
   
 
Project Name:  Timberline Soccer Complex
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  To provide valuable green space ...
City:  Waukee
Project Location:  Waukee, Iowa
Project Website:  www.vsatimberline.com
Target population and how they will benefit:  The children and families living ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  There is a dearth of ...
Project Timing:  The project has already started ...
State:  Iowa
Organization Name:  Vision Soccer Academy
   
Project Name:  Volleyball Park Improvement
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  The Community Club wants to ...
City:  Woden
Project Location:  Woden, IA
Target population and how they will benefit:  The target area for ages ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  Over the past years, our ...
Project Timing:  We would like to start ...
State:  Iowa
Organization Name:  City of Woden - Woden Community Club
 
   
 
Project Name:  Sunrise Neighborhood Park
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  We are a newly developed ...
City:  Sioux Center
Project Location:  Sioux Center, IA
Target population and how they will benefit:  Our housing development currently has ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  Initial developers of the neighborhood ...
Project Timing:  The purchase of the land ...
State:  Iowa
Organization Name:  City of Sioux Center
Project Name:  Washington Square Park
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  The town of Steamboat Rock, ...
City:  Steamboat Rock
Project Location:  Steamboat Rock, IA 50672
Target population and how they will benefit:  The Steamboat Rock community now ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  Steamboat Rock, 2010 population of ...
Project Timing:  Begin and complete: summer of ...
State:  Iowa
Organization Name:  Steamboat Rock Visionary Group
 
   
Project Name:  Dive Into Wellness At The Villisca Swiming Pool
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  The purpose of our project ...
City:  Villisca
Project Location:  Villisca, Iowa
Target population and how they will benefit:  The targeted population at the ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  For many years, our pool ...
Project Timing:  Since we are at the ...
State:  Iowa
Organization Name:  Good Samaritan Society-Villisca
   
Project Name:  Playground Improvement Plan
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  Safety for our students is ...
City:  Inwood
Project Location:  Inwood, Iowa
Project Website:  www.inwoodchristian.com
Target population and how they will benefit:  Inwood Christian School is a ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  Being a recipient of a ...
Project Timing:  Our goal is to raise ...
State:  Iowa
Organization Name:  Inwood Christian School
 
   
 
Project Name:  Brandon Park Playground Equipment
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  Brandon is a small town ...
City:  Brandon
Project Location:  Brandon City Park, Brandon, Iowa
Target population and how they will benefit:  Many of the projects that ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  Our town deserves this for ...
Project Timing:  When something is needed in ...
State:  Iowa
Organization Name:  Brandon Area Community Club
   
 
Project Name:  Allen Park-Gardens, Growth and Getting Outdoors!
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  The City of Des Moines ...
City:  Des Moines
Project Location:  Near SE 6th and Maury
Project Website:  www.dmparks.org
Target population and how they will benefit:  Allen Park serves the entire ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  While there is some funding ...
Project Timing:  Start as soon as possible ...
State:  Iowa
Organization Name:  City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation Department
 
   
 
Project Name:  MAXimize the MINI Golf
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  In Denison, Iowa (51442), the ...
City:  Denison
Project Location:  Denison, Iowa
Target population and how they will benefit:  We serve the City of ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  To put it simply: our ...
Project Timing:  We have started working on ...
State:  Iowa
Organization Name:  City of Denison -- Denison Aquatic Fun Center
   
 
Project Name:  Let's Create a Splash Together!
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  Laurens, Iowa’s Earl Mackie Memorial ...
City:  Laurens
Project Location:  Laurens, IA
Target population and how they will benefit:  The 1258 citizens of Laurens ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  Laurens is the smallest town ...
Project Timing:  Our plan is to start ...
State:  Iowa
Organization Name:  City of Laurens
 
   
 
Project Name:  Milo Walking Path
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  The purpose of the project ...
City:  Milo
Project Location:  Milo, Iowa
Target population and how they will benefit:  The target population for this ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  The Milo Walking Path deserves ...
Project Timing:  The timing of the project ...
State:  Iowa
Organization Name:  Milo Lion's Club
   
 
Project Name:  Arlington Community Center Project
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  The Arlington Community in Iowa ...
City:  Arlington
Project Location:  Arlington Iowa
Target population and how they will benefit:  Not only will the Community ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  This community center project has ...
Project Timing:  Construction will begin in September ...
State:  Iowa
Organization Name:  City of Arlington
 
   
 
Project Name:  Miller Community Garden
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  The purpose of the Community ...
City:  Miller
Project Location:  Miller SD 57362
Project Website:  we have a facebook page but not website.
Target population and how they will benefit:  Our garden is open to ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  We would like to create ...
Project Timing:  The garden started in May ...
State:  South Dakota
Organization Name:  Miller United Methodist Church
   
 
Project Name:  The Brook Circle Slide
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  We would like to add ...
City:  Pella
Project Location:  Pella, Iowa
Target population and how they will benefit:  The Brook Circle development is ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  In 2012 the aging, existing ...
Project Timing:  Should we be successful in ...
State:  Iowa
Organization Name:  City of Pella
 
   
 
Project Name:  Kunsi's Garden (Grandma's Garden)
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  Kunsi’s (KOO SHEES, Grandma’s) Garden ...
City:  Waubay
Project Location:  Enemy Swim Day School, Waubay, South Dakota
Project Website:  www.facebook.com/kunsi.garden
Target population and how they will benefit:  Kunsi’s Garden at Enemy Swim ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  Kunsi’s Garden has invested in ...
Project Timing:  January-December 2015: Kunsi’s Garden project ...
State:  South Dakota
Organization Name:  Enemy Swim Day School
   
 
Project Name:  Mustang All-Activities Complex
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  The Mustang All-Activities Complex will ...
City:  Independence
Project Location:  Independence, Iowa
Target population and how they will benefit:  The All-Activities Complex will primarily ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  The current facility for baseball/softball ...
Project Timing:  Below is a tentative timeline ...
State:  Iowa
Organization Name:  Independence Community School District
 
   
 
Project Name:  Old School Mall Park Improvement
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  Purpose: to provide better quality ...
City:  Veblen
Project Location:  Veblen, SD
Project Website:  www.cityofveblen.com
Target population and how they will benefit:  Youth and families. If enhanced, ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  Given the location of Old ...
Project Timing:  To be completed Fall 2014
State:  South Dakota
Organization Name:  City of Veblen
   
 
Project Name:  Old Creamery Nature Trail rest area
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  This proposal is for a ...
City:  Garrison
Project Location:  Garrison, Iowa
Project Website:  oldcreamerynaturetrail.org
Target population and how they will benefit:  The most immediate beneficiaries of ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  This project complies with health ...
Project Timing:  This project will be completed ...
State:  Iowa
Organization Name:  Benton County Conservation Foundation
 
   
 
Project Name:  Second Grade Community Garden
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  Our school is heavily involved ...
City:  Platte
Project Location:  Geddes SD and Platte SD
Target population and how they will benefit:  The target population is primarily ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  There are many reasons why ...
Project Timing:  The beginning of the school ...
State:  South Dakota
Organization Name:  Platte Geddes Elementary School
   
 
Project Name:  Swimming Pool Renovations
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  The purpose of this project ...
City:  Buffalo Center
Project Location:  Buffalo Center, Iowa
Project Website:  N/A
Target population and how they will benefit:  This project is targeting ages ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  Our town pool is one ...
Project Timing:  This project has already started ...
State:  Iowa
Organization Name:  North Iowa Betterment/City of Buffalo Center
 
   
   
 
Project Name:  Lake Andes Lake Front Park
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  The Lake Front Park area ...
City:  Lake Andes
Project Location:  Lake Andes, SD
Target population and how they will benefit:  The project will benefit the ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  While considering the cost of ...
Project Timing:  The City of Lake Andes ...
State:  South Dakota
Organization Name:  City of Lake Andes
   
   
 
Project Name:  Stanley County Elementary School Playground
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  Stanley County Elementary School in ...
City:  Fort Pierre
Project Location:  Fort Pierre, South Dakota
Target population and how they will benefit:  The 187 students of Stanley ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  We need help with the ...
Project Timing:  This project has been broken ...
State:  South Dakota
Organization Name:  Stanley County School District
 
   
 
Project Name:  Bike Trail Park Renovation
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  To allow for a place ...
City:  Elgin
Project Location:  Elgin, Iowa
Target population and how they will benefit:  We would be targeting people ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  As mentioned, the City of ...
Project Timing:  If awarded, the project could ...
State:  Iowa
Organization Name:  City of Elgin
   
 
Project Name:  Beaver Avenue Streetscape Project
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  The Beaver Avenue Streetscape Project ...
City:  Des Moines
Project Location:  Beaverdale Neighborhood--Des Moines, Iowa
Project Website:  www.genus-la.com/beaverdale.htm
Target population and how they will benefit:  This project will benefit more ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  There once was a small ...
Project Timing:  Project construction began in May, ...
State:  Iowa
Organization Name:  Beaverdale Betterment Coalition
 
   
 
Project Name:  Oseola Recreational Trails Association
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  Our current trail will allow ...
City:  Sibley
Project Location:  Sibley, IA
Project Website:  www.facebook.com/osceolarecreationtrail
Target population and how they will benefit:  All ages, Guests & Citizens ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  There have been no tax ...
Project Timing:  1) We have an additional ...
State:  Iowa
Organization Name:  Osceola Recreational Trails Association
   
   
 
Project Name:  Healthy For Life
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  Youth & Family Services (YFS) ...
City:  Rapid City
Project Location:  Rapid City, SD
Project Website:  www.youthandfamilyservices.org
Target population and how they will benefit:  Youth & Family Services (YFS) ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  Youth & Family Services recognizes ...
Project Timing:  Youth & Family Services will ...
State:  South Dakota
Organization Name:  Youth & Family Services, Inc.
 
   
 
Project Name:  SWO Head Start Community Garden
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  We are the Sisseton-Wahpeton tribal ...
City:  Sisseton
Project Location:  Agency Village, SD
Target population and how they will benefit:  Our target population are the ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  This project started last minute ...
Project Timing:  We have already started a ...
State:  South Dakota
Organization Name:  Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate (SWO) Head Start Program
   
   
 
Project Name:  Salem Swimming Pooland Park Renovation Project
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  The Salem City Council, Salem, ...
City:  Salem
Project Location:  111 E Lightner Ave, Salem SD 57058
Project Website:  www.salemsd.com
Target population and how they will benefit:  The City of Salem South ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  The Salem Swimming Pool located ...
Project Timing:  The Council is hoping to ...
State:  South Dakota
Organization Name:  City of Salem
 
   
 
Project Name:  Westfield Playground & Ballfield Fundraiser
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  The purpose of the Westfield ...
City:  Westfield
Project Location:  Westfield, IA
Project Website:  Facebook Westfield Playground & Ballfield Fundraiser
Target population and how they will benefit:  The children of Westfield and ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  The Westfield Playground & Ballfield ...
Project Timing:  The Westfield Playground & Ballfield ...
State:  Iowa
Organization Name:  Westfield Playground & Ballfield Fundraiser Committee
   
 
Project Name:  Mason City Community Gardens
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  Mason City Iowa developed community ...
City:  Mason City
Project Location:  Mason City, Iowa
Project Website:  https://iowa.bluezonesproject.com/communities/mason-city
Target population and how they will benefit:  Our target population is the ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  Our project deserves the funds ...
Project Timing:  Our project is ongoing and ...
State:  Iowa
Organization Name:  City of Mason City - Blue Zones Project
 
   
 
Project Name:  SRV Community Outdoor Fitness Project
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  Solon Retirement Village is a ...
City:  Solon
Project Location:  Solon, Iowa
Project Website:  www.solonretirementvillage.com
Target population and how they will benefit:  The target population are those ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  Solon Retirement Village has been ...
Project Timing:  The SRV Outdoor Fitness Project ...
State:  Iowa
Organization Name:  Solon Retirement Village
   
 
Project Name:  Aberdeen Playground Improvements
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  One of the issues that ...
City:  Aberdeen
Project Location:  Aberdeen, SD
Project Website:  http://www.bgcaberdeen.org
Target population and how they will benefit:  The BGCAA has been a ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  Membership fees are currently just ...
Project Timing:  We have currently raised $2.1 ...
State:  South Dakota
Organization Name:  Boys & Girls Club of Aberdeen Area
 
   
 
Project Name:  Marcus Swimming Pool Slide Project
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  Marcus Action Club is a ...
City:  Marcus
Project Location:  Marcus, Iowa
Target population and how they will benefit:  The community of Marcus, Iowa ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  Our group is very small. ...
Project Timing:  We actually raised enough money ...
State:  Iowa
Organization Name:  Marcus Action Club
   
 
Project Name:  JewEllsworth Trail
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  This trail project started in ...
City:  Webster City
Project Location:  Jewell and Ellsworth, Iowa
Target population and how they will benefit:  Within the immediate area of ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  The Hamilton County Conservation Board ...
Project Timing:  The JewEllsworth Trail project has ...
State:  Iowa
Organization Name:  Hamilton County Conservation Board
 
Project Name:  Neola Area Recreational Park Renovation
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  The Hoo Doo Group( our ...
City:  Neola
Project Location:  Neola, IA
Project Website:  versacourt.com/scottie pippen is example of court being installed
Target population and how they will benefit:  The park area is located ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  Our project is promoting the ...
Project Timing:  We have raised 25% of ...
State:  Iowa
Organization Name:  Hoo Doo Days Celebration Inc
   
 
Project Name:  Willow Park Community
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  Willow Park will be the ...
City:  Box Elder
Project Location:  Rapid City, SD
Project Website:  www.willowparkrc.com
Target population and how they will benefit:  Willow Park will be a ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  The committee is in need ...
Project Timing:  The committee has been working ...
State:  South Dakota
Organization Name:  NeighborWorks Dakota Home Resources
 
   
 
Project Name:  Bristow Betterment Splash Pad
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  The purpose of our project ...
City:  Bristow
Project Location:  Bristow, Iowa
Project Website:  none
Target population and how they will benefit:  This project will not only ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  We are a very small ...
Project Timing:  We estimate installation to take ...
State:  Iowa
Organization Name:  Bristow Betterment
   
 
Project Name:  Diagonal Wants to Walk
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  The Diagonal Lions Club has ...
City:  Diagonal
Project Location:  Diagonal, IA
Target population and how they will benefit:  School-age children will have a ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  We intend to leverage the ...
Project Timing:  Fundraising 2014 with construction in ...
State:  Iowa
Organization Name:  Diagonal Lions Club
 
Project Name:  Mormon Trail Pool
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  We have a swimming pool ...
City:  HUMESTON
Project Location:  Humeston, Iowa
Target population and how they will benefit:  The pool serves the Mormon ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  The pool is community owned ...
Project Timing:  If we are able to ...
State:  Iowa
Organization Name:  Mormon Trail Community Services Corporation
   
 
Project Name:  ChildServe's Healing Garden
Project Purpose (Include city and state):  By creating the ChildServe Healing ...
City:  Johnston
Project Location:  Johnston, Iowa
Project Website:  www.childserve.org
Target population and how they will benefit:  One in seven Iowa children ...
Why your project deserves the funds:  As of now, ChildServe lacks ...
Project Timing:  The healing garden project will ...
State:  Iowa
Organization Name:  ChildServe
 
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