OVERVIEW: The Hope and Grace Fund awards grants to community-based organizations promoting the mental health and well-being of women.
IP TAKE: The Hope and Grace Fund is a fantastic resource for local mental health groups prioritizing women because they do not have to compete with large national organizations for funding.
PROFILE: The Hope and Grace Fund is the philanthropic branch of the beauty care company Philosophy USA, which dedicates one percent of all sales toward the fund. Hope and Grace represents an “unending commitment by Philosophy to support mental health and well-being,” calling mental health issues “one of the greatest challenges women face.” The fund awards grants to groups promoting the mental health and well-being of women, as well as the prevention and treatment of related mental health matters. Specific grantmaking priorities include overcoming stigmas, barriers to treatment, access to treatment, and support systems for women with mental illness.
Grants typically range from $25,000 to $75,000 and are awarded to local and community-based groups. The fund accepts grant proposals throughout Philosophy’s fiscal year, July 1 to June 31. Grantmaking out of Hope and Grace is managed by the New Venture Fund.
For more information on grant guidelines and proposal submissions, grantseekers are encouraged to contact the New Venture Fund at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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