Grants for mental health associations

581 mental health associations received at least $20.2 million in grants for the most recent fiscal year. This includes 732 grants made from 556 grantmaking organizations, with a median grant amount of $1,000. Of these 556 foundations, 88% made just a single grant to mental health orgs, and 3% made grants to four or more mental health orgs. This analysis is based on grantmakers that e-file their Form 990s, and likely is an undercount of grants.
$20,222,259
Total grant dollars given to mental health associations
732
Number of grants made annually to mental health associations
556
Number of grantmakers funding mental health associations
$1,000
Median grant size to mental health associations

Foundations that support mental health associations

Out of all grants made to mental health associations, 70% came from small foundations with less than $10 million in assets. The top 10 grantmakers accounted for 93% of the dollar-value of grants to mental health orgs. Foundations funding mental health orgs also made grants to homeless shelters, food banks, youth development programs, domestic violence shelters, and universities.

Foundation size

Foundation sizeNumber of grantmakers
Small
 
393
Medium
 
76
Large
 
87
Small foundations have <$10M in assets. Medium foundations have $10M to $50M in assets. Large foundations have >$50M in assets.

Foundation type

Foundation typeNumber of grantmakers
Community
 
21
Private
 
436
Corporate
 
44
Other
 
55

Grants made

Grants made to mental health orgsNumber of grantmakers
1
 
493
2-3
 
45
4-10
 
15
11+
 
3

Top 10 foundations supporting mental health associations

GrantmakerStateGeographic focusPercent of grant dollars to mental health orgsNumber of grants made to mental health orgsMedian grant size
Abbvie FoundationILNational0.0%21$140
Ralph J Harary FoundationNYMetro2.3%13$3,000
Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee (CFMT)TNMetro0.0%12$400
Carmax FoundationVANational0.1%10$347
Westrock FoundationGANational0.0%10$6
Seattle FoundationWAState0.0%7$1,900
JP Morgan Chase FoundationNYNational0.0%7$150
LPL Financial FoundationMANational0.1%6$375
Albemarle FoundationNCNational0.0%6$80

Mental health associations grantees

Mental health associations with more than $5 million in total revenues received 95% of all grant dollars. These larger organizations accounted for 34% of all mental health orgs.

Grant amounts

Size of grantNumber of grants
<$10k
 
727
$10k-$25k
 
0
$25k-$100k
 
0
$100k+
 
5

Grant amount by grantee size

Grantee annual revenueMedian grant size
<$100k
 
$1,200
$100k-$500k
 
$1,130
$500k-$1M
 
$1,000
$1M-$5M
 
$1,000
>$5M
 
$1,000

Grantee states

State of granteeNumber of grants
New York
 
120
Virginia
 
106
California
 
48
Ohio
 
34
Other
 
424

Grantee metros

Metro area of granteeNumber of grants
New York City
 
113
Washington DC
 
99
Chicago
 
26
Richmond
 
20
Other
 
455

Top 25 grants made to mental health associations

GranteeGrant sizePurposeGrantmaker
Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute for Texas$4,000,000Toward Continued Support of A Statewide Mental Health Policy Institute Designed To Improve the Mental Health System of TexasThe Meadows Foundation
Mind OC$4,000,000Human Services OrganizationsOneoc
Mind OC$4,000,000Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian
Endeavors$3,984,099Military Family ClinicCohen Veterans Network
Endeavors$2,842,637Military Family ClinicCohen Veterans Network
Mental Health Association of Monmouth County$5,000General SupportPeter and Josephine Grayson Foundation
Vibrant Emotional Health$5,000General SupportPeter and Josephine Grayson Foundation
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)$5,000Renovations at YouthGertrude Couch Irrev Tuw XXX-XX-XXXX
Student Health Options the Health Center$5,000General OperationsBonnie and Clifford Braden Foundation
Mental Health America of Franklin County (MHAFC )$5,000HealthThe Columbus Foundation
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)$5,000For Renovations at Nami'sTrust Uw Benjamin Couch XXX-XX-XXXX
NAMI Washington$5,000Contribution From the Multicare Community Partnership Fund: General SupportMultiCare Health System
Mental Health America of Greater Houston$5,000Support Non-Profit Philanthropic OrgTexas Children's Hospital (TCS)
NAMI of Westchester$5,000Medical/scientific Research & ProgramsGoldman Sachs Gives
Nami Acadiana$5,000DonationLafayette General Health (LGH)
The Women's Initiative$5,000GeneralManning Family Foundation
National Alliance on Mentally Illness of Greater Toledo$5,000Charitable DonationPromedica Health System
Camp Attaway$5,000General UseDart Group Ii Foundation
Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute for Texas$5,000Veterans Moral Injury ProgramThe Gorman Foundation
The Mentoring Center$5,000For Core Support To Provide Mentoring, Educational Opportunities and Job Placement Services To Young Women and Men in Oakland Through the Emerge and Positive Minds Group Programs.California Wellness Foundation
Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance$5,000General SupportVera C Hendry Foundation
Spectrum Youth and Family Services$5,000General & UnrestrictedReplogle Family Foundation
The Mentoring Partnership of Southwestern Pa$5,000EducationThe Clark Hunter Foundation
Bring Change 2 Mind$5,000General FundArnhold Foundation
NAMI Chicago$5,000General Operating SupportThorek Memorial Hospital
Methodology: To determine grants and grantees, Cause IQ analyzes electronically-filed Form 990, Form 990-EZ, and Form 990-PF financial disclosure documents, matching grantees to specific organizations using EINs and fuzzy matching logic. The "Mental health associations" category for this page is determined by the "F80: Mental Health Association" National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code. Cause IQ determines NTEEs for organizations by its own internally-developed secret-sauce algorithms.