Danny Alberts Foundation: Grants For Mental Health

OVERVIEW: The Danny Alberts Foundation supports innovative research to improve overall quality of life for people with bipolar disorder.

IP TAKE: Alberts is a bit vague regarding how to obtain research funding. The best bet is for grant seekers to get in touch with foundation staff to discuss how their research may align with the foundation’s mission and goals.

PROFILE: The Danny Alberts Foundation “supports cutting-edge research in applying mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) in treating bipolar patients with a history of suicidal ideation and attempts.” The Alberts Foundation does not fund direct services or support psychological treatments for organizations working with people suffering from bipolar disorder. Rather, the foundation funds research toward developing new psychological treatments that prevent depressive relapses, suicidality, manic relapses and that improve the overall quality of life of people with bipolar disorder.

The foundation’s specific areas of research funding interest are subject to change, but for now, it is focused on MBCT research for women with depression and bipolar disease who are pregnant or recently postpartum (this research is expected to conclude soon), as well as MBCT research related to high-risk adolescents with bipolar disease.

The Alberts Foundation does not specify how grant seekers apply for funding. It also does not specify whether it accepts unsolicited letters of inquiry. Again, the best bet for would-be grantees is to get in touch with foundation staff to discuss their work.


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