Highmark Foundation: Grants for Mental Health

OVERVIEW: The Highmark Foundation focuses its mental health grants on children and adolescents.

IP TAKE: Highmark supports programs that have the potential to have a significant impact with outcomes that are achievable and measurable.

PROFILE: Founded in 2001, the Highmark Foundation supports “[e]vidence-based healthcare initiatives that educate, protect, and improve the well-being of the populations they serve.” The foundation’s current grantmaking programs include Chronic Disease, Family Health and Service Delivery Systems. Although Highmark does not have a program exclusively dedicated to mental health, the foundation “[p]romote(s) lifelong, healthy behaviors in children and adolescents ages 6-18 to ensure that they have health bodies and minds.”

The foundation awards mental health related grants through its Family Health program, which offers support to a board range of health issues including maternal health, adolescent health, mental health, family health, physical activity and programs for seniors.

The majority of Highmark’s mental health grants range between $75,000 and $150,000. Past mental health grantees include Highlands Hospital, which received a grant for its programs addressing the social, physical and emotional needs of girls and women ages 11 and older; and Allegheny Health Network, which received support for its perinatal depression program. To learn more about the types of organizations Highmark supports, examine its Grants Approved page.

The Highmark Foundation accepts unsolicited grant applications and requests for funding.

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