Mental Health

Since 1932 Mental Health has been a major focus at the Ittleson Foundation. The Foundation continues its commitment to bringing its “venture capital” approach to philanthropy to this area. In addition to our historic commitment to addressing the needs of underserved populations, we are particularly interested in innovative, pilot, model and demonstration projects that are:

  • fighting the stigma associated with mental illness and working to change the public’s negative perception of people who have mental illness
  • utilizing new knowledge and current technological advances to improve programs and services for people who have mental illness
  • bringing the full benefits of this new knowledge and technology to those who presently do not have access to them
  • advancing preventative mental health efforts, especially those targeted to youth and adolescents, with a special focus on strategies that involve parents, teachers, and others in close contact with these populations