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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation Healthy Start Grants

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation
Apr 2, 2020

For programmatic or technical questions:

Allison Corrado

Bilal Alkatout

Claire Chang

For questions about the application process:

Janet Jablonske


Healthy Start Grants provide funding for projects focused on the social determinants of health, specifically access to quality early childhood care and education in rural and underserved areas of Minnesota.

Strong applications will demonstrate a commitment to health equity, working to dismantle systems and change the conditions that prevent children of color and indigenous children, low-income children, and children in rural communities from accessing quality early childhood care and education.


Eligible applicants include:

  • 501(c)(3) community-based organizations located in, or serving, Minnesota communities
  • Native American communities and Tribal governments
  • Nonprofit organizations with fiscal sponsors
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $100,000 per year
Project period: Up to 2 years
Estimated total program funding: $1,100,000 over the 2 year project period

Grants cannot exceed 25% of the applicant organization's annual budget.

Application process

Links to additional guidance, application instructions, and the online application portal are available on the program website when applications are being accepted.

Tagged as
Access · American Indian or Alaska Native · Child care · Children and youth · Health disparities · Poverty · Racial and ethnic groups · Social determinants of health · Minnesota

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