2014 Mental Health Program Grants

Grants Paid During 2014
Including Payments for Grants Awarded in Prior Years

Anu Family Services $30,000
St. Paul, MN
One time grant to create a national institute designed to transform child welfare systems by providing systems-coaching; staff training; modeling direct care services; and developing and convening best practices, resources, tools, and interventions which promote the healing and wellbeing for leaders, healers and youth to create a Full Systems Wellbeing approach to foster care.
(First payment of a $75,000 grant)

Carson J. Spencer Foundation $10,000
Denver, CO
One-time grant to establish a national presence for its FIRE Within Program. Targeted to high school students, FIRE Within is a year-long highly interactive curriculum which teaches students hands-on business skills, entrepreneurship, leadership and suicide prevention, all of which is then applied to advancing suicide prevention awareness in school and community.
(Final payment of a $80,000 grant)

City Health Works! $20,000
New York, NY
City Health Works! is an organization dedicated to advancing the use of the role of community health workers in the United States by creating a low-cost and high-performing operational model for the delivery of evidence-based interventions by peer coaches (community health workers). Our grant will provide start-up funds, build the organization’s internal capacity and successfully raise funds to support its launch.
(Final payment of a $90,000 grant)

Crisis Text Line $40,000
New York, NY
One time grant to take Crisis Text Line national.  Crisis Text is a start-up national non-profit based in New York City. Their new support line uses text messages to provide teens in crisis with counseling and referrals. To expand from their current beta launch in two cities, Crisis Text Line will recruit, train, and support a national force of volunteer counselors who work from all across the country.
(First payment of a $60,000 grant)

Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc. $40,000
New York State Psychiatric Institute
Center for Practice Innovations at Columbia Psychiatry
New York, NY
One-time grant to allow The Center to transform and nationally disseminate its innovative OnTrackNY program which provides early and effective intervention for individuals with newly emerging psychosis.  Through an enhanced website with more robust training materials and a more efficient and personalized method to respond to inquires, OnTrackUSA will take their model national providing training and technical assistance to at least 10-12 state or county governments or mental health agencies outside of NYS.
(First payment of a $65,000 grant)

Spark Movement.org $25,000
Fiscal Agent: Hardy Girls Healthy Women, Inc.
Waterville, ME
One time grant to support Spark Movement in becoming its own sustainable 501(c)3 organization.  Spark Movement.org works with girls to support their mental health and help prevent HIV/AIDS by engaging them in efforts to address the sexualization of girls and women.
(First payment of a $75,000 grant)