Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation Healthy Start Grants
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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation
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
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
Access · American Indian or Alaska Native · Child care · Children and youth · Health disparities · Minorities · Poverty · Social determinants of health · Minnesota
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