Laszlo N. Tauber Family Foundation: Grants for Mental Health

OVERVIEW: The Tauber Family Foundation focuses its mental health grantmaking on education, advocacy and research.

IP TAKE: This isn’t necessarily a funder for small grassroots outfits, as it prefers funding large academic institutions.

PROFILE: Dr. Laszlo Tauber led a remarkable life. A Jew born in Hungary in 1915, he was appointed chief of surgery at the International Red Cross Hospital during World War II. In that capacity, he saved many Jews during the Holocaust by providing medical attention, and by forging papers to prevent their deportation. He later immigrated to the U.S. and made a fortune in real estate. A year after his death in 2002, his children created the Tauber Family Foundation to continue their father’s philanthropic legacy.

The Tauber Family Foundation directs its grantmaking toward mental health, scientific research and Jewish community causes.

In the mental health space, the foundation supports professional capacity building, evidence-based research, education and training. The foundation says its goals are to advance mental health education programs at the graduate level, enhance internship programs, advocate mental health services for underserved populations, and support mental health research. The foundation supports organizations based in the U.S. and in Israel.

In the U.S., Tauber’s mental health giving addresses training for mental health professionals to enhance their abilities to meet the needs of underserved populations and to improve their skills in identifying and treating trauma in young children.

The foundation awards some hefty grants, from $50,000 to upwards of $800,000, with most going to large institutions.

The Tauber Family Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals, but it does encourage grantseekers to get in contact for general inquiries.


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