Laszlo N. Tauber Family Foundation: Grants for Mental Health

OVERVIEW: The Tauber Family Foundation prioritizes mental health grantmaking for education, advocacy and research.

IP TAKE: This funder prefers to support larger academic institutions, so this is not necessarily a funder for small grassroots organizations.

PROFILE: The Laszlo N. Tauber Family Foundation was created in 2003 to honor the philanthropic legacy of Dr. Laszlo Tauber. 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 forging papers to prevent their deportation. He later immigrated to the U.S. and made a fortune in real estate. The Tauber Family Foundation prioritizes grantmaking in mental health, scientific research, the Jewish community, and social justice.

With regard to mental health funding, the foundation supports professional capacity building, evidence-based research, education and training. The foundation’s stated 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 grantmaking 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’s grants range 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 grant seekers to get in contact for general inquiries.

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