Grants for mental health organizations

5,438 mental health organizations received at least $727.9 million in grants for the most recent fiscal year. This includes 6,485 grants made from 3,771 grantmaking organizations, with a median grant amount of $1,217. Of these 3,771 foundations, 77% made just a single grant to mental health orgs, and 4% 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.
$727,907,088
Total grant dollars given to mental health organizations
6,485
Number of grants made annually to mental health organizations
3,771
Number of grantmakers funding mental health organizations
$1,217
Median grant size to mental health organizations

Foundations that support mental health organizations

Out of all grants made to mental health organizations, 80% came from small foundations with less than $10 million in assets. The top 10 grantmakers accounted for 73% of the dollar-value of grants to mental health orgs. Foundations funding mental health orgs also made grants to homeless shelters, multiservice human service organizations, substance abuse organizations, food banks, and boys and girls clubs.

Foundation size

Foundation sizeNumber of grantmakers
Small
 
3,016
Medium
 
429
Large
 
323
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
 
82
Private
 
3,114
Corporate
 
176
Other
 
399

Grants made

Grants made to mental health orgsNumber of grantmakers
1
 
2,918
2-3
 
684
4-10
 
126
11+
 
43

Top 10 foundations supporting mental health organizations

GrantmakerStateGeographic focusPercent of grant dollars to mental health orgsNumber of grants made to mental health orgsMedian grant size
Chubb Charitable FoundationPANational0.9%151$50
Abbvie FoundationILNational0.2%106$200
Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee (CFMT)TNMetro0.2%86$625
Community Foundation of Greater Des MoinesIAState0.3%85$1,000
Seattle FoundationWAState0.1%47$1,900
Shell Oil Company FoundationTXNational0.3%47$900
Carmax FoundationVANational0.4%47$500
Baird FoundationWINational0.7%47$125
JP Morgan Chase FoundationNYNational0.0%43$375

Mental health organizations grantees

Mental health organizations with more than $5 million in total revenues received 92% of all grant dollars. These larger organizations accounted for 39% of all mental health orgs.

Grant amounts

Size of grantNumber of grants
<$10k
 
6,389
$10k-$25k
 
0
$25k-$100k
 
0
$100k+
 
96

Grant amount by grantee size

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

Grantee states

State of granteeNumber of grants
New York
 
648
California
 
632
Florida
 
374
Texas
 
362
Other
 
4,469

Grantee metros

Metro area of granteeNumber of grants
New York City
 
663
Los Angeles
 
291
Chicago
 
233
Bridgeport
 
226
Other
 
4,653

Top 25 grants made to mental health organizations

GranteeGrant sizePurposeGrantmaker
Sma Healthcare (SMA)$26,793,443DCF Samh ProviderLutheran Services Florida
Philhaven$24,000,000General SupportWellSpan Health
Henderson Behavioral Health (HBH)$22,168,591Broward Behavioral Health Coalition
LifeStream Behavioral Center$20,192,743DCF Samh ProviderLutheran Services Florida
Meridian Behavioral Healthcare (MBHCI)$20,136,424DCF Samh ProviderLutheran Services Florida
Centerstone of Florida$20,056,154Substance Abuse/mental Health DCF Suncoast RegionCentral Florida Behavioral Health Network (CFBHN)
Mental Health Resource Center$16,006,631DCF Samh ProviderLutheran Services Florida
Citrus Health Network$15,937,387Mental Health Substance AbuseSouth Florida Behavioral Health Network
The Primary School - East Palo Alto$15,599,562Integrated Health and Ed School ModelChan Zuckerberg Initiative Foundation
Harbor Behavioral Healthcare$15,597,031Substance Abuse/mental Health DCF Suncoast RegionCentral Florida Behavioral Health Network (CFBHN)
Gracepoint$14,789,868Mental Health DCF Suncoast RegionCentral Florida Behavioral Health Network (CFBHN)
Southwest Florida Addiction Services$14,114,310Substance Abuse/mental Health DCF Suncoast RegionCentral Florida Behavioral Health Network (CFBHN)
Transitional Learning Center (TLC)$13,694,281Cash ValueMary Moody Northen Endowment
Transitional Learning Center (TLC)$13,694,280Cash ValueMary Moody Northen Endowment
Transitional Learning Center (TLC)$13,694,280Medical Research / ConstructionMary Moody Northen Endowment
New Horizons of the Treasure Coast$13,402,053To Provide Services Related To Their Charitable Purpose.Southeast Florida Behavioral Health Network (SEFBHN)
Agency for Community Treatment Services (ACTS)$12,378,697Substance Abuse/mental Health DCF Suncoast RegionCentral Florida Behavioral Health Network (CFBHN)
Gateway Community Services$11,948,986DCF Samh ProviderLutheran Services Florida
Peace River Center (PRC)$11,573,049Mental Health DCF Suncoast RegionCentral Florida Behavioral Health Network (CFBHN)
David Lawrence Mental Health Center$11,109,772Substance Abuse/mental Health DCF Suncoast RegionCentral Florida Behavioral Health Network (CFBHN)
Operation PAR$11,063,858Substance Abuse DCF Suncoast RegionCentral Florida Behavioral Health Network (CFBHN)
Tri-County Human Services (TCHS)$10,104,349Mental Health DCF Suncoast RegionCentral Florida Behavioral Health Network (CFBHN)
Franklin School Facilities Corporation$10,000,000Terms of NoteNorthside Development Corporation
Franklin School Facilities Corporation$10,000,000CostNorthside Development Corporation
Personal Enrichment Through Mental Health Services$9,758,641Substance Abuse/mental Health DCF Suncoast RegionCentral Florida Behavioral Health Network (CFBHN)
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 organizations" category for this page is determined by the "F00: Mental Health: General" National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code. Cause IQ determines NTEEs for organizations by its own internally-developed secret-sauce algorithms.