2020 Mental Health Program Grants

Grants paid during 2020
Including Payment for Grants Awarded in Prior Years

Active Minds $15,000
Washington, DC
One-time grant for support during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Alia $20,000
St. Paul, MN
One-time grant to create Bright Spots, a digital home for emerging family-centered innovations and best practices in reinventing child welfare.
(First payment of a $40.0 grant)

Child Help Partnership $10,000
Fiscal Agent: St. John’s University
Queens, NY
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.
(Final payment of a $50.0 grant)

The Dinner Party $15,000
Fiscal Agent: Community Partners
Los Angeles,CA
One-time grant for support during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Confess Project $25,000
Washington, DC
One-time grant to support the national expansion of the Confess Project to train barbers to become mental health advocates who can understand and notice signs of an emotionally unwell client and provide them access to resources, referrals and treatment.
(First payment of a $50.0 grant)

Institute for the Development of Human Arts $15,000
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.
(Final payment of a $70.0 grant)

Ostara Initiative $20,000
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.
(Final payment of a $75.0 grant)

Sound Mind Live $20,000
Brooklyn, NY
One-time grant to launch the Artist Ambassador Crisis Response to address the mental health crisis that has emerged among youth as the result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
(Fist payment of a $45.0 grant)