Hilda and Preston Davis Foundation: Grants for Mental Health

OVERVIEW: The Hilda and Preston Davis Foundation’s mental health related grants support organizations that provide direct services to people with eating disorders, including anorexia and bulimia nervosa.   

IP TAKE: While the Preston Foundation funds organizations that provide services to people of all ages, it gives priority to groups working with young people.

PROFILE: The overall mission of the Hilda and Preston Davis Foundation is to help those suffering from eating disorders and get them on a healthier track physically, emotionally and mentally. The foundation focuses on young people, to help them grow “into confident, healthy and upstanding adults whose lives can be productive to society and inspirational to others."

Preston’s eating disorder grantmaking is among the largest of its three main priority areas. In general the foundation favors organizations operating in New England, the mid-Atlantic states, and California, but it has also supported organizations outside of these areas. Grants typically range from $10,000 to $50,000, with large national and international organizations, such as the National Eating Disorders Association, generally receiving the larger grants.

The Hilda and Preston Foundation accepts unsolicited applications via its website.

PEOPLE: 

  • Geoffrey Parkinson, Trustee
  • John Iskrant, Trustee 

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