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Funding Opportunities

About the Blue & You Grant Cycles

Mini Grants

The mini grants are $500 – $2,000 grants that focus on food security, emergency response equipment such as AEDs, Narcan and Stop the Bleed Kits and health initiatives that will positively impact a school, college or university. Applicants are only able to apply for one category.

We announce the grant awards on March 15.

In 2022 we awarded 230 mini grants worth over $401,500 to community-based organizations across the state.

Apply for a Mini Grant

Blue & You Grant Cycles

Blue & You grants are $5,000 – $200,000 grants awarded to community partners committed to making the lives of Arkansans healthier. In 2023, the Foundation will offer three grant cycles focusing on:

  • Behavioral Health
    • Access to Quality Mental Healthcare
    • Awareness, Education, and Outreach
    • Crisis Care
    • Early Intervention
    • Mental Health Innovation
    • Substance Use Disorder
    • Suicide Prevention
    • Preventative Behavioral Healthcare
  • Maternal and Pediatric Health
    • Adverse Childhood Experiences Solutions
    • Child Development Support
    • Education and Outreach
    • Postpartum Care Support
    • Maternal and Infant Health Disparities
    • Maternal Mortality Improvement Solutions
    • Prenatal Healthcare
    • Pediatric Healthcare
  • Social Determinants of Health
    • Economic Stability
    • Education Access and Quality
    • Healthcare Access and Quality
    • Neighborhoods and Safe Housing
    • Social and Community Context

New this year, applicants will be required to submit a letter of intent to Blue & You prior to being selected for the application process.

Letters of Intent will open on March 1, 2023 and will be due April 1, 2023.

Applicants will be notified by email on June 1, 2023, if the letter of intent is approved and the application process is open to the organization. The application period will close on July 15, 2023.

Award notifications will be emailed in November.

This year, each funding cycle will have an informational webinar available on March 1, that may be viewed on the website.

Apply for a Blue & You Grant

Special Grants

We also have special giving to behavioral health programs. In May of 2021 we awarded $5.29 million to six organizations for eight initiatives to improve early intervention, access to behavioral health care and normalizing the conversation and stigma. The special grants are not open for applications at this time.

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