What type of initiatives do you fund?

We fund community-based programs that broaden the mental health impact in the target population. We do not provide grants for capital campaigns (bricks & mortar projects), equipment (lifestyle/exercise/playground/ medical), medical research or treatment, transportation initiatives, individual/family fundraising activities, emergency requests or awareness campaigns.

Do I need to complete an application to be considered for a grant?

Yes. Go to “grants” to complete the questionnaire to see if you qualify for our grants program. If you are a fit, download and complete the application form (pdf). Please follow the instructions to ensure you’re including all the required information.

Can we submit more than one application at a time?

No. We will only review one application from an organization at a time.

If our organization applied for funding and was turned down, do we need to wait a cycle before applying again?

There is no waiting period to apply after an unsuccessful application.

How much grant funding can we apply for?

There is no set dollar amount for grant requests; however, to date, our grants have ranged between $5,000 and $50,000. It is up to the applicant to qualify their funding ask.

When can I expect to hear back on whether or not we’re receiving grant funding

All applicants will be notified in the summer time frame.

Foundation grants are awarded for a maximum of three years. How long must our organization wait before re-applying?

If your organization received multi-year grants, you must wait three years before being eligible to re-apply for the same program. For example, if your organization received its year three grant as part of our 2017 grants program, you are eligible to re-apply in 2021.

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