Blowitz-Ridgeway Foundation: Grants for Mental Health

OVERVIEW:  Blowitz-Ridgeway supports mental health grantmaking for psychiatric, psychological and residential care, and psychology programs.

IP TAKE: Blowitz-Ridgeway prioritizes beneficiary organizations with multiple funding sources. Grant seekers should highlight additional sources of current funding as well as probable sources of future funding, and indicate a clear path of program sustainability once Blowitz-Ridgeway funding ends.

PROFILE: In 1984, the Blowitz-Ridgeway Foundation was created with proceeds from the sale of the Chicago Ridgeway Hospital. The foundation seeks to “support nonprofit agencies that provide vital comprehensive health care and social services to the economically disadvantaged of all ages.” Based in Schaumburg, Illinois, Blowitz-Ridgeway supports mental health grantmaking for psychiatric, psychological and residential care, and psychology programs. The foundation also funds grants that support medical research, social science, and education programs.

One-year grants typically range from $5,000 to $15,000 with a maximum grant amount of $25,000. The foundation does not offer multi-year funding. Current grantees, however, are welcome to submit a renewal application.

Blowitz-Ridgeway awards grants nationally, but prioritizes organizations located within the state of Illinois. To learn more about the organizations receiving Blowitz-Ridgeway support, take a look at its Grantees webpage.

The foundation does not require letters of inquiry. There are no deadlines, so grant seekers can submit their applications throughout the year.

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