Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation: Grants for Mental Health

OVERVIEW: The Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation funds programs that help children with dyslexia and other processing and attention issues, as well as their educators and caregivers. The foundation also supports efforts to advance policy making in the field.    

IP TAKE: While this is not the most approachable funder, it encourages grant seekers to contact foundation staff and make an introduction. So a grantmaking opportunity does exist here.

PROFILE: Created in 1987, the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation was founded by Emily Hall Tremaine and her husband Burton Tremaine, who were prolific collectors of 20th-century art. Their collection of more than 400 works was sold and the proceeds from the sale were used to establish the foundation. The foundation’s Learning Differences program funds people, programs, and organizations that support the strengths of learners with dyslexia and related processing and attention issues.

Grants are typically substantial and tend to range from $75,000 to $150,000. Grant seekers should note that the foundation does not award a larger number of Learning Differences grants each year. It gives grants to organizations such as Dyslexic Advantage and Ramapo for Children. To get a broader sense of the groups receiving funding, explore the recent grants list.

While the foundation technically accepts unsolicited letters of inquiry, it does not encourage them, and notes that such letters rarely result in a grant.


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