The Heflin Youth Foundation (HYF) has revealed that applications are being accepted by mail through Nov. 21 for grants to benefit youth in central Arkansas.
“This will be our sixth year to award funds to deserving organizations and continue the work of the foundation in making a positive difference in the lives of young people,” HYF Board President Marc Heflin said.
When the YMCA of Metropolitan Little Rock ceased operations in 2011, the board of directors set out to give back to the community the way the “Y” had for 130 years. With the remaining assets of the YMCA, the board created the Heflin Youth Foundation to support other excellent programs in the area that promote health, wellness and character development. The Foundation continues a relationship with the Heflin family, but is not affiliated with the Heflin Family Foundation.
Organizations eligible for HYF grants will be those that:
- Support programs that help youth grow in the areas of spirit, mind and body
- Support programs that help the underprivileged youth of our community and their unique needs in life
- Support programs that address healthy living for youth and teach parents how to provide healthier lifestyles to their children
- Support programs that address the mental health challenges that many youth face today
You can find the grant applications at HeflinYouthFoundation.org/grant-application.
Mail full proposals to:
Bank OZK Trust & Wealth
Attn: Lile Choate
P.O. Box 8811
Little Rock, AR 72231-8811
Recipients will be notified of grants by mid-December.