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Application

Regular Grants Program

The Blue & You Foundation has an online application process for its regular grants of $5,000 to $150,000, with a July 15 application deadline. All regular grant applications are held until after the July 15 deadline, so there is no advantage to applying early.

Regular grant applications are open from April 15 until midnight on July 15.

Am I Eligible?

Restrictions

Any organization that has received Foundation “regular grant” funding for a specific program for a total of two years is not eligible to reapply for subsequent “regular grant” funding for the same program. The same rule of “no more than two years of funding for the same program” also applies to mini grants. After two years of funding for the same program, an organization is still eligible to apply for funding of a different health program.

Application Requirements

You must complete the application online and address the following five elements in your application.

The Executive Summary provides information about your organization and grant proposal. It should present a clear and concise statement that captures the essence of your proposed project. Please include:

  • Mission of your organization (100 word max.)
  • Project name
  • Requested dollar amount of grant
  • Why undertake this project: The need (300 word max.)
  • Primary condition or health topic targeted
  • Project objectives (1,000 word max.)
  • Activities or methods your project will implement (1,000 word max.)
  • Number of people impacted
  • Target demographics
  • Target geographic area
  • How you will use the grant funds requested (100 word max.)
  • Project super summary (100 word max.)

Mini Grants Program

In addition to its regular grants program outlined on this site, the Blue & You Foundation offers a simpler application for $500-$2,000 mini grants to support food pantries, governmental agencies, 501(c)3 nonprofits, and public schools, colleges, and universities in Arkansas. Grants will directly focus on food pantry support, health initiatives in public schools, colleges, and universities, and emergency response equipment like automated external defibrillators (AEDs) (PDF), Naloxone/Narcan kits for opioid overdoes and Stop the Bleed kits. Applications for mini grants are accepted January 1 – February 15, with funding decisions made by March 15.

Restrictions

You may receive only one mini grant in a calendar year, and any organization that has received a mini grant or regular grant from the Blue & You Foundation in the last two years is not eligible for a mini grant. There is a two-year waiting period between mini grants. For example, an organization that receives a mini grant in January, 2021, is not eligible to apply for another mini grant until January, 2023.

Any organization that has received Foundation mini grant funding for a specific program for a total of two years is not eligible to reapply for subsequent mini grant funding for the same program. After two years of funding for the same program, an organization is still eligible to apply for funding of a different health program.

Application Requirements

You must complete the application online and submit an Executive Summary that provides information about your organization and grant proposal.

Executive Summary

The Executive Summary should present a clear and concise statement that captures the essence of your proposed project. Executive Summary components included in your application:

  • Mission of your organization (100 word max.)
  • Project name
  • Requested dollar amount of grant ($500-$2000)
  • Why undertake this project: The need (300 word max.)
  • Primary condition or health topic targeted
  • Project objectives (1,000 word max.)
  • Activities or methods your project will implement (1,000 word max.)
  • Number of people impacted
  • Target demographics
  • Target geographic area
  • How you will use the grant funds requested (100 word max.)
  • Project Super Summary (100 word max.)

After you apply

You will be notified if you have received a mini grant by March 15. If you receive a mini grant, you must submit a one-page report of your program results within six months.