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Active Minds

Program areas | Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

Active Minds is a mental health association based in Washington, DC that was founded in 2003. As of 2018 they had $2.0 million in revenue and $496,187 in assets.

Dedicated to eradicating the stigma associated with mental illness, Active Minds members work to promote awareness and understanding of the issues on campuses nationwide.

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Program areas at Active Minds

Chapter Development and Support:Active Minds is dedicated to promoting the student voice in mental health. In 2017-2018, the organization supported chapters on 479 college and high school campuses in 48 U.S. states and 4 countries. These 479 chapters trained more than 17,000 volunteers, who reached 407,082 young adults with vital information about suicide prevention, promoting mental health, symptoms of mental illness, and available resources for seeking help through unique Active Minds programming and training.

Public Education and Awareness Campaigns:Active Minds has created Awareness Day programming for our chapters and supporters such as Suicide Prevention Month, National Day without Stigma, Stress Less Week, and PostSecret U. During these programs, large numbers of students and community members are introduced to mental health topics that are very relevant and often misunderstood, in an approachable way. By educating through innovative and relevant means including a comprehensive website at, and an interactive presence on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, Active Minds aims to raise public consciousness and change the way mental health issues are understood and publicly approached. In 2017-2018, 1,388 campuses and communities ran Active Minds Public Education and Awareness Campaigns, with an estimated in-person and online reach of 437,702 people.

Active Minds Speakers Bureau:Research shows that the best way to break stigma around mental health is through personal contact. As a result, Active Minds has recruited and trained 14 professional speakers to tell their stories around mental health in an engaging, educational, and powerful manner. Members of the speakers bureau travel the country through the year giving keynote presentations at high schools and colleges; to parents and administrators; and at conferences and national events. In 2017-2018, the Speakers Bureau held 128 speaking engagements in 28 states.

Form 990s for Active Minds

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-06Jun 19, 2019990View PDF
2017-06Apr 10, 2018990View PDF
2016-06Jul 13, 2017990View PDF
2015-06Jul 18, 2016990View PDF
2014-06Dec 9, 2014990View PDF
...and four more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for Active Minds

Total grants, contributions, etc.$1,581,145
Program services$522,391
Investment income and dividends$244
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$-63,606
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$5,128
Total revenues$2,045,302

Vendors for Active Minds

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Charity EngineFundraising software; CRM software2019-10-04
██████ ███Software2019-10-04
█████████Content management system software2019-10-04
███████████ ███ ██████████ ███Tax accounting2019-04-17
██████ ████ ██████████ ███Special Event$37,0002018-06-01

Personnel at Active Minds

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Carin LevineChief Operating Officer$0Aug. 7, 2019
Margo J. CollinsChief Development and Marketing Officer-Aug. 7, 2019
█████ █████Chief Program Officer-Aug. 7, 2019
██████ ██████Founder and Executive Director$131,357Aug. 7, 2019
███ ██████Director of Communications and Marketing-Jan. 8, 2019
███████ ███████████Office Manager-Aug. 7, 2019
██████ ██████Communications Manager-Aug. 7, 2019
████████ ██████Sales and Marketing Manager, Active Minds Speakers-Aug. 7, 2019
██████ █████████Program Manager, Send Silence Packing-Aug. 7, 2019
████ █████████Program Manager, Pittsburgh, Pa-Aug. 7, 2019
...and six more key personnel

Peer mental health associations

1National Alliance on Mental Illness of New York City501(c)(3)$1.7 millionNew York, NY
2Mental Health Leadership Initiative501(c)(3)$645,742Island Heights, NJ
3National Alliance on Mental Illness Utah501(c)(3)$956,569West Valley City, UT
4Nami - Virginia501(c)(3)$867,716Richmond, VA
5Mental Health Association in Pennsylvania (MHAPA)501(c)(3)$1.0 millionHarrisburg, PA
6National Mental Health Association Georgia501(c)(3)$671,351Atlanta, GA
7Advocacy Unlimited501(c)(3)$2.1 millionHartford, CT
8Nami St Louis501(c)(3)$760,840St Louis, MO
9Nami Keystone Pennsylvania (NAMI)501(c)(3)$2.1 millionPittsburgh, PA
10Judge David L Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law501(c)(3)$2.1 millionWashington, DC
11Nami California501(c)(3)$2.0 millionSacramento, CA
12Mental Health Association in Butler County501(c)(3)$568,929Butler, PA
13Mental Health America of Greater Dallas501(c)(3)$956,199Dallas, TX
14Bring Change 2 Mind501(c)(3)$1.3 millionSan Francisco, CA
15Nami Minnesota501(c)(3)$2.1 millionSaint Paul, MN
16Nami Maryland501(c)(3)$661,189Columbia, MD
17Disability Rights New Mexico501(c)(3)$1.8 millionAlbuquerque, NM
18Mental Health Association of Maryland (MHAMD)501(c)(3)$5.3 millionLutherville, MD
19Mental Health America (MHA)501(c)(3)$4.5 millionAlexandria, VA
20Transformation Center501(c)(3)$1.8 millionRoxbury, MA
21National Alliance on Mental Illness Los Angeles County501(c)(3)$1.4 millionLos Angeles, CA
22Mental Health America E Missouri501(c)(3)$846,535St Louis, MO
23Mental Health America of Greater Houston501(c)(3)$3.5 millionHouston, TX
24Community Health Improvement Partners501(c)(3)$2.4 millionSan Diego, CA
25NAMI Connecticut501(c)(3)$878,683Hartford, CT