News Release

Blue & You Foundation seeks applications for funding of health programs


Patrick O’Sullivan @ 501-378-2221

Little Rock, Ark. (June 11, 2012) — The Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas is accepting applications for grant funding of health improvement programs in Arkansas.

Nonprofit and charitable organizations, schools, and government institutions in Arkansas are eligible to apply for two different programs: a $1,000 mini-grant program with an application deadline of June 30, and a regular grants program of $5,000 to $150,000 with an application deadline of July 16.

Grant guidelines and online applications can be found at

The Blue & You Foundation was established in 2001 by Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield to help support community organizations that are implementing programs to improve the health of Arkansans.

“In its first 10 years of grantmaking, the Blue & You Foundation has awarded a total of $14 million to 231 health improvement projects in Arkansas,” said Patrick O’Sullivan, executive director. “These include programs to address obesity, diabetes, healthy lifestyles, medical and dental care for the uninsured, and dozens of other health issues that are affecting our state’s population.”

The Blue & You Foundation is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association and serves the state of Arkansas.

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