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.

Congratulations to these SHIP grantees and their partners for receiving a Super Bowl grant!

  • 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
  • Anoka County Community Health and Environmental Services, new accessible playground at George Enloe Park, Anoka
  • Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, community center playground, Grand Portage
  • Alexandria YMCA, bike fleet
  • Bemidji Community Food Shelf, van to collect and distribute food
  • Polk County Public Health, expand Castle Park, Crookston
  • White Earth Reservation Tribal Council, new skate park
  • Boys and Girls Club of Central Minnesota, activity trailer (includes equipment and games for youth)
  • Blue Earth County Public Health, bike fleet
  • Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, mobile teaching kitchen
  • Red Lake Nation, basketball courts and playground
  • St. Louis County Public Health, new playground, Virginia
  • Boys and Girls Club of Detroit Lakes, Recreation on the Go (new van and trailer)
  • Red Wing School District, new breakfast space; Goodhue County Health and Human Services (and others), new playground at Pepin Woods Mobile Home Park
  • Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, expand walking path, improve community- and school-based agriculture projects and reopen Brookston Community Center Skating Rink
  • Southwest Health and Human Services, new play area in Marshall
  • Bois Forte Reservation Tribal Council, two new basketball courts
  • Upper Sioux Community, support the community's food sovereignty initiative
  • Prairie Island Indian Community, build a new playground and pavilion in the Upper Island area
  • Lower Sioux Indian Community, support a healthy food initiative and build a lacrosse field
  • People's Center Clinic and Services, turn gym in Cedar-Riverside neighborhood into full-service wellness facility

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 on the Super Bowl 52 Legacy Fund website.

Updated Monday, January 29, 2018 at 09:51AM