Super Bowl Legacy Grants

Super Bowl LII

SHIP Partners with Super Bowl Legacy Grant Committee

MDH and the Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP) worked with the Super Bowl LII Legacy Grant Committee to help identify eligible health and wellness grant opportunities across Minnesota.

With its statewide reach and presence in every county in the state, SHIP was in an ideal position to connect communities with the Super Bowl grant opportunity. MDH alerted its SHIP grantees, and local communities and SHIP staff convened local stakeholders and partners to identify capital investment opportunities that would advance the Legacy Fund's mission.

The outcome is that Greater Minnesota will receive 75 percent of these grants. In addition, these Super Bowl grants are a good fit with SHIP's work to create better health together by changing policies and systems. The Super Bowl grants are one-time, capital investments, like building a new playground, that don't duplicate ongoing SHIP efforts.

Check back to learn which SHIP partners received Super Bowl Legacy Grants.

  • Olmsted County Public Health Services, active mobile playground
  • Rice County Public Health, Cannon River mobile home park playground
  • Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, nutrition program
  • Moorhead Area Public Schools, Imagination Playground sets
  • Nobles County Community Service-Public Health, revitalize Buss Field, Worthington
  • Crow Wing County (Crow Wing Energized), bike fleet for Brainerd/Baxter
  • Springboard for the Arts, interactive play sculpture, Fergus Falls
  • Second Harvest North Central Food Bank, healthy food access truck, Itasca County
  • Citizens for Backus Ab, Green Acres Park renovation, International Falls

About the Legacy Fund

The Legacy Fund's mission is to help Minnesota kids lead healthier and more active lives by exposing them to opportunities within their own communities. The bulk of this initiative will come from grants given to 52 community-led efforts - one each week for the 52 weeks leading up to Super Bowl LII. Learn more here.

Updated Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 04:12PM