Every community is affected by addiction and mental health issues, and increasingly grantmakers are expanding their approach to health to include social, emotional, and behavioral approaches. Reducing the impact of mental illness, substance use, trauma, and stress requires cross-sector coordination and strong investments in prevention, early intervention, treatment, and recovery supports.
Contact Alison Perencevich for more information about our programming in this area.
The Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation recently awarded 24 grants totaling more than $10.2 million as part of the foundation’s Prevention Matters initiative to help schools identify, implement, and sustain evidence-based substance use prevention programs.
Well Being Trust’s Chief Strategy Officer Ben Miller and Trust for America’s Health Director of Policy Development Anne De Biasi recently coauthored a Health Affairs Blog on foundations’ role in creating and advancing policies that prevent disease and promote mental health and well-being.
October 24, 2018 3:00 pm
Join this webinar to learn how harm reduction approaches are being effectively implemented in community health centers and other settings, with a particular focus on services supporting homeless individuals and women with behavioral health conditions.
June 12, 2019 • Seattle, Washington
Please join GIH for the 2019 annual conference in Seattle
Recent Past Events
June 20, 2018
HHS Region 5 Opioid Funders Summit
From Preventing Opioid Overdose to Community Resilience: Opportunities for Collaboration between Governmental and Philanthropic PartnersJune 18, 2018
October 25, 2017
Past Meetings Past Webinars
Most Recent Publications
Funding Upstream Solutions is Key to Remedy the Social Ills of Trauma
May 10, 2018
Pegah Faed, DrPH, MPH, First 5 LA
Care Partners: How Philanthropy Can Kick-Start Programs to Engage Community and Family Members to Improve Depression Care for Older Adults
March 9, 2018
Ladson Hinton, MD, University of California, Davis
Theresa J. Hoeft, PhD, University of Washington
Laura Rath, MSG, Archstone Foundation
Jürgen Unützer, MD, MPH, MA, University of Washington
Confronting a Public Health Crisis: Solitary Confinement in U.S. Prisons
October 11, 2017
Laura Markle Downton, National Religious Campaign Against Torture
Jessica Sandoval, American Civil Liberties Union
Behavioral Health Funding Infographic and Directory
GIH’s latest survey report highlights current trends and gaps in behavioral health philanthropy. GIH surveyed Funding Partners in March 2017 about investments in mental health, substance use, trauma, and other behavioral health issues.
A Window of Opportunity: Philanthropy's Role in Eliminating Health Disparities through Integrated Health Care
A joint GIH and the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health report the provides recommendations on key strategies foundations can undertake to improve integrated care.