Dr. Scholl Foundation: Grants for Mental Health

OVERVIEW: The Dr. Scholl Foundation supports mental health organizations around the country; however, organizations that are grantmaking entities themselves are not eligible for a Dr. Scholl Foundation grant.

IP TAKE: This funder does not consider grant applications from organizations that have fewer than three years of financial activity. Dr. Scholl does not award many mental health grants annually.  

PROFILE: Dr. William M. Scholl founded the Dr. Scholl Foundation in 1947, a private and independent foundation. Based in Northbrook, Illinois, the foundation aims to provide “[a]ssistance to organizations committed to improving our world” and focuses its grantmaking on education, social service, healthcare, civic and cultural, and environmental causes.

The foundation does not designate specific areas of funding interest for any of its grantmaking priorities; however, tax filings indicate that the foundation supports mental health and wellness organizations around the country. The foundation is most likely to award mental health grants out of social services program. Past grantees include Gilda’s Club Chicago, which received funding for its psychosocial cancer support program; and the Safe Haven Foundation, which received a grant from its behavioral health therapy program for children.

Grant amounts typically range from $5,000 to $30,000. The foundation accepts unsolicited grant applications and requests for funding between October 1 and March 1 of each calendar year.

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