Blowitz-Ridgeway Foundation: Grants for Mental Health

OVERVIEW: Blowitz-Ridgeway focuses its mental health grantmaking on psychiatric, psychological and residential care, and psychology programs.

IP TAKE: Blowitz-Ridgeway prefers beneficiary organizations with multiple funding sources. Grantseekers 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, nonprofit psychiatric facility Ridgeway Hospital was sold and the proceeds funded the establishment of the Blowitz-Ridgeway Foundation. Based in Schaumburg, Illinois, Blowitz-Ridgeway focuses its mental health grantmaking on psychiatric, psychological and residential care, and psychology programs. The foundation also awards grants supporting medical research, social science, and education programs.

Initially, Blowitz-Ridgeway supported groups providing medical and psychological services to economically disadvantaged children and adolescents. The foundation has since expanded its priorities to support groups providing “comprehensive health care and social services to the economically disadvantaged of all ages.”

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 favors 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 here, so grantseekers can submit their applications throughout the year, by mail.

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