2016 Mental Health Program Grants

Grants Paid in 2016
Including Grants Approved in Prior Years

Anu Family Services $20,000
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.
(Final payment of a $75,000 grant)

The Dinner Party $35,000
Fiscal Agent: Community Partners
Los Angeles, CA
The Dinner Party, with Community Partners as its fiscal agent, seeks to disseminate and sustain its innovative model particularly focused on helping Millennials deal with grief and loss. Having successfully piloted its program in an organic manner, it now hopes to evolve from a startup organization to a formal national organization with the capacity and structure needed to spread its model across the nation.
(First payment of a $65,000 grant)

FuelEd $40,000
Houston, TX
FuelEd is a Houston-based organization seeking to take national its pilot work of developing the social and emotional competencies of educators so they can build the strong relationships with their K-12 students that are now regarded as essential for improving students’ mental health outcomes
(First payment of a $70,000 grant)

The Icarus Project $35,000
Fiscal Agent: FJC
New York, NY
Through the Community Health Initiative, Icarus will pivot the delivery system for their mental health services and support from depending on resource-intensive local peer groups to utilizing peer-led online and in-person workshops targeted to underserved populations and to the mental health professionals and nonprofits who serve them.
(First payment of a $75,000 grant)

Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc. $5,000
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.
(Final payment of a $65,000 grant)

Spark Movement.org $25,000
Fiscal Agent: Colby College
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.
(Final payment of a $75,000 grant)