2018 Mental Health Program Grants

2018 Mental Health Grants
Grants paid during 2018
Including payment for Grants Awarded in Prior Years


One-time grant to provide effective, efficient re-entry assistance to exonerees (America’s wrongfully convicted). Capacities will be developed to address the mental health needs of exonerees, particularly focusing on services to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Best practices and a treatment framework will be developed and disseminated to practitioners in the field.
(First payment of a $55.0 grant)

Fiscal Agent: St. John’s University

One-time grant to create the National Consortium of Evidence-Based Child Trauma Centers. The Consortium will increase the availability of proven treatments to children exposed to trauma by enlisting psychology training clinics across the country to replicate the Child HELP Partnership program, which provides evidence-based mental health treatment and prevention of childhood trauma to underserved communities while also offering intensive training on state-of-the-art interventions to graduate student clinicians.
(First payment of a $50.0 grant)

The Dinner Party $5,000
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.
(Final payment of a $65.0 grant)

FuelEd $10,000
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
(Final payment of a $70.0 grant)

The Icarus Project $15,000
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.
(Final payment of a $75.0 grant)

Institute for the Development of Human Arts $30,000
Fiscal Agent: FJC
New York, NY

Seed funding for this initiative (led by those who receive or have received mental health services, as well as psychiatrists, psychologists, and other clinicians) to develop organizational capacity to bring their pilot efforts to expand the availability of alternative treatments through training opportunities, community events, and a national communications and outreach effort, to a national audience.
(First payment of a $70.0 grant)

Ostara Initiative $30,000
Minneapolis, MN

A seed grant to build capacity to expand its work to improve the conditions of confinement for incarcerated pregnant women and mothers across the country in order to prevent/reduce lasting mental health issues in both the mothers and their children. Work includes elevating the issue of maternal mental health care for incarcerated women in the U.S. through a comprehensive marketing strategy; increase the number of incarcerated women and mothers who have direct access to evidence-based trauma-informed mental health care; and share and refine best practices for serving the needs of this at-risk population.
(First payment of a $75.0 grant)