Mental Health Spotlight: Who’s Giving Grants for Suicide Prevention?

Mental Health Spotlight: Who’s Giving Grants for Suicide Prevention?
Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the U.S. Unfortunately, it’s still not getting as much funding attention as killers like heart disease and cancer. But there are some notable players in this funding field.
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Why This Top Funder Has Put Mental Health on its Radar

Why This Top Funder Has Put Mental Health on its Radar

The Arnold Foundation is unusual in the way it's less interested in moving the needle on specific issues than on improving the quality of all social interventions. Now it's looking at mental health.

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Supporting Mental Health As "Human Service"

Supporting Mental Health As "Human Service"
Most of The Lawrence Foundation's health focus is on hunger and family stability, but a recent grant shows it is also alert to needs for improving the mental health landscape. This giving is under the umbrella of "human services."
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A Chicago Financier With An Interest In Learning Disabilities

A Chicago Financier With An Interest In Learning Disabilities
Chicago area financier Eugene Lerner has supported organizations that work with those with learning disabilities. We tell you the personal reasons why.
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Which Walmart Heir is Behind a Walton Family Foundation Grant for Postpartum Depression?

Which Walmart Heir is Behind a Walton Family Foundation Grant for Postpartum Depression?
New moms with perinatal mental health issues desperately need better access to care, but it's not an area that's been widely supported by philanthropy in general. But at least one heavy-weight donor has taken an interest.
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A Philanthropy-Backed Hunt for the Genetics of Eating Disorders

A Philanthropy-Backed Hunt for the Genetics of Eating Disorders
A fascinating aspect of today's new philanthropy is the way that big donors are zeroing in on overlooked areas of medical research. For the billionaire Seth Klarman and his wife Beth, it's eating disorders.
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Tune In: This Radio Mogul Cares About Autism

Tune In: This Radio Mogul Cares About Autism
Former head of Sirius Radio/XM Radio Mel Karmazin is an active autism advocate. We tell you about the personal forces behind this interest area, as well as what the media mogul is involved with.
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Billions: After an Historic Gift, Where is Cohen Philanthropy Going?

Billions: After an Historic Gift, Where is Cohen Philanthropy Going?
Hedge fund billionaire Steve Cohen and his wife Alexandra move plenty of money out of the door annually, but that $275 million for veterans mental health is their largest gift yet. What's the takeaway?
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Another Major Pledge to Rationalize Treatment for Mental and Behavioral Health Issues

Another Major Pledge to Rationalize Treatment for Mental and Behavioral Health Issues
It's been good to see an uptick in big mental health gifts recently. The latest takes aim at problems that are harder to treat, and more stigmatized, including addiction.
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Is Philanthropy Helping to Usher in an Age of Enlightenment for Psychiatric Research?

Is Philanthropy Helping to Usher in an Age of Enlightenment for Psychiatric Research?
The basic scientific understanding of psychiatric and developmental disorders has lagged behind other medical fields. But, thanks to a rising tide of big gifts, it's finally starting to catch up.
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Does This Big Gift Mean Funding for Mental Illness Research is Picking Up?

Does This Big Gift Mean Funding for Mental Illness Research is Picking Up?
Few areas of health have been as problematic, socially and scientifically, as mental illness. There haven't been any major advances in decades, but that may finally be changing. Will that mean more funding?
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The Next Generation of Brain Scientists Just Got $13 Million to Study Mental Illness

The Next Generation of Brain Scientists Just Got $13 Million to Study Mental Illness
The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation has announced the class of 2015 in its NARSAD Young Investigator Grant program.
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Who's Giving to Heal the Mental Wounds of War?

Who's Giving to Heal the Mental Wounds of War?
We've been tracking the efforts of funders to address the mental health challenges faced by Iraq and Afghanistan war vets. Here's one recent, notable give that attracted our attention.
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Can Nonprofit Workers Fill the Gaps in Mental Health Access?

Can Nonprofit Workers Fill the Gaps in Mental Health Access?
Research shows that many types mental health care can actually be provided by nonprofit workers who get a little extra training. Here are two foundations who are getting behind this promising trend.
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Grants for Group Therapy Research Projects Now Open

Grants for Group Therapy Research Projects Now Open
The Group Foundation for Advancing Mental Health is making funds available to back research showing the efficacy of group psychotherapy.
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How Taproot Digs Into Mental Health Support

How Taproot Digs Into Mental Health Support
The Taproot Foundation provides substantial grants in the form of pro bono consultant support to help mental health-related nonprofits grow their internal capacity.
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Spotlight on Mental Illness in Unique Populations In This RFP From BBRF

Spotlight on Mental Illness in Unique Populations In This RFP From BBRF
This year, it seems the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation is especially interested in “special populations”—those with unique or unusual characteristics, or central nervous system developments.
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A Big New Push on Veterans’ Mental Health

A Big New Push on Veterans’ Mental Health
The Wounded Warrior Project has announced a three-year $100 million effort to connect wounded veterans and their families with individualized mental health care.
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The Smallest Victims of the Mental Health Crisis Get Some Help

The Smallest Victims of the Mental Health Crisis Get Some Help
In many places, mental health treatment facilities specifically for kids just don’t exist, and kids and their families are left scratching their heads. A donor steps forward in California to help change that.
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Advocate for the Mentally Disabled Jean Vanier wins $1.7 million Templeton Prize for 2015

Advocate for the Mentally Disabled Jean Vanier wins $1.7 million Templeton Prize for 2015
Jean Vanier, a Canadian who launched an international network of communities for the mentally disabled, recently won the 45th annual Templeton Prize worth $1.7 million. Why?
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