News Release

Large and small grants available for health programs


Kristy Fleming @ 501-378-5869

Little Rock, Ark. (April 2, 2013) — The Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas is accepting applications for large and small 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. Funds must be used in an effort that produces some positive health outcome for Arkansans. The grant may be used for general operational or specific program support, for an existing or new program.

Regular grants of $5,000 to $150,000 have an application deadline of July 15 and will be awarded in November to fund health improvement programs during 2014, said Patrick O’Sullivan, executive director of the Blue & You Foundation.

Applications for $1,000 mini-grants will be accepted in the months of April, May 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.

“This mini-grant program allows more organizations to receive financial assistance, using a simpler application and quicker funding,” O’Sullivan said.

Information about the grants and the online application submission process can be found at

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 11 years of operation, the Blue & You Foundation has awarded more than $16 million to 326 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.

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