Grants for Building a Foundation for Better Health in the US
The Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas is seeking applications for Building a Foundation for Better Health in the US.
The Foundation anticipates awarding approximately $3 million in grants annually to nonprofit or governmental organizations and programs that positively affect the health of Arkansans. Particular emphasis will be given to projects affecting healthcare delivery, healthcare policy and healthcare economics.
The poor health status of Arkansans contributes to rising medical costs. By providing funding and working together with other organizations, the Foundation hopes to establish or expand a number of diverse healthcare projects that will benefit all Arkansans over the long term.
Early intervention: addressing the unmet behavioral health needs of young people and families to build lifelong health, address the roots of behavioral conditions, and help prevent them from leading to other problems later in life.
Workforce integration: helping train more behavioral health professionals who will learn here and serve here, working within the primary care environment, to improve on a shortage in which they currently meet only about one-third of their state’s need for mental health professionals.
Normalizing care: improving access and reducing stigma by helping people understand behavioral health needs and removing barriers that stand between them and the care they need.
Regular grants awarded will generally range from $5,000 to $150,000. Mini-grants for $1,000 are also available. The Foundation anticipates awarding approximately $3 million in grants annually.
The grant period for a regular Foundation grant is normally the calendar year, running from January 1 to December 31.
Programs or projects should positively affect the health of Arkansans. Particular emphasis will be given to projects affecting healthcare delivery, healthcare policy and healthcare economics.
Projects must demonstrate strong community, regional or statewide support, such as co-funding by other community, regional, or statewide organizations or groups. Projects should also demonstrate operational and financial viability that will survive and continue after funding from the Foundation ends.
Must be an Arkansas-based organization or governmental agency (or if the applying organization is located outside of Arkansas, the project to be funded must specifically benefit Arkansans);
Any 501(c)(3) public charity, public school, governmental agency or nonprofit hospital in Arkansas is eligible to apply. Churches are eligible, but their health improvement program must reach beyond its own congregation. Grants are not made to individuals.
Cannot be a private foundation under IRC § 509(a)
Primary grantee cannot have a contractual relationship with Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, its subsidiaries or affiliates.
For more information, visit https://blueandyoufoundationarkansas.org/