2009 Mental Health Program Grants

In 2009, the Foundation limited its new grantmaking to environmental projects. Listed below are grants approved in prior years.

Barnaba Institute $15,000
Clinton, CT

One time grant to produce and disseminate a training program designed to address the unique mental health needs and concerns of the victims of human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation.
(Final payment of an $70,000 grant.)

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America $15,000
New York, NY

One time grant to launch the “Community of Strength” initiative to address the issues surrounding combat-related mental health injuries for these veterans. In particular, funding would help them design, test, and replicate a chapter model to physically connect, on a geographic basis, veterans to create a peer-led “community” providing them everything from recreational activities, welcome home events, workshops, seasonal celebrations, volunteer opportunities, etc.
(Second payment of an $70,000 grant.)

Red Hook Initiative $20,000
Brooklyn, NY

One time grant to expand their “Family Institutes of Bold Hope” model in New York City and to make available to social service providers nationwide, resources, training, and technical assistance to replicate this eight session (with follow-up support) family therapeutic intervention for children with emotional and mental health challenges.
(Second payment of an $75,000 grant.)