Mini-Grants Available For Health Improvement Programs
February 3, 2012
LITTLE ROCK – The Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas is accepting applications for $1,000 mini-grants to organizations to implement health improvement programs in Arkansas.
Any public charity, public school, government agency or non-profit hospital in Arkansas is eligible to apply. Grants are not made to individuals. The grant may be used for general operational or specific program support, either for an existing or new program.
Funds must be used in an effort that produces some positive health outcome for Arkansans.
“In addition to our regular grants of $5,000 to $150,000, this mini-grant program allows more organizations to receive financial assistance, using a simpler application and quicker funding,” said Patrick O’Sullivan, executive director of the Blue & You Foundation.
Applications for mini-grants will be accepted in the months of February, April and June, with 25 mini-grants allotted for each of the three months, for a total of 75 grants.
Applicants will be notified of mini-grant awards within approximately 30 days.
Information about the grants and the online application submission process can be found at www.BlueAndYouFoundationArkansas.org.
About Blue & You Foundation
Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield established the Blue & You Foundation in 2001 as a charitable foundation to promote better health in Arkansas. The Blue & You Foundation awards grants annually to non-profit or governmental organizations and programs that positively affect the health of Arkansans. In its 10 years of operation, the Blue & You Foundation has awarded nearly $14 million to 208 health improvement programs in Arkansas. The foundation is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association and serves the state of Arkansas. The foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization.
About Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Founded in 1948, Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, an Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, is the largest health insurer in Arkansas. Arkansas Blue Cross and its affiliates have more than 2,700 employees. If combined, the 39 independent, locally operated Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans collectively provide health care coverage for 93 million Americans.
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