The Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas is currently accepting grant applications from public schools, governmental agencies and nonprofit groups across the Natural State. Grants of up to $150,000 are available to support programs focusing on:
- behavioral health resources
- the social determinants of health
- maternal and pediatric health needs
- health equity
- whole person health
- medical condition innovation
Applications should be submitted here by July 15. A video containing application instructions and frequently asked questions can also be found on the site.
Last year, the Blue & You Foundation funded 41 initiatives in Arkansas through grants totaling $3,360,327. Those grants directly impacted 71 of Arkansas’ 75 counties.
“Since the Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas was established, we’ve provided grants to organizations in every part of the state, funding projects that are improving the health of our communities,” said Foundation Executive Director Rebecca Pittillo. “We are fortunate to live in a state where organizations are working so hard to find solutions to health issues that are plaguing the state and nation. The Foundation is interested in applicants that recognize the need to address the social determinants of health, improve behavioral health in Arkansas, impact maternal and pediatric health, work to eliminate health disparities and address medical conditions in innovative ways to improve healthcare for Arkansans.”
The Blue & You Foundation is a charitable foundation established and funded by Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield to promote better health in the Natural State. Since 2001, the Blue & You Foundation has awarded more than $49 million to nonprofits and governmental agencies in all 75 counties.
About the Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas
The Blue & You Foundation, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, serves the state of Arkansas and is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. To achieve the goal of better health for all Arkansans, the Blue & You Foundation seeks to harness the power of partnership. By strategically focusing its grant funding on community-based solutions, the Foundation hopes to nurture community health leadership, foster collaboration, and innovation, and leverage financial, human and community resources to produce a measurable, positive impact. To learn more about the Foundation’s investments, visit blueandyoufoundationarkansas.org.