Featured Resources

How Philanthropy Can Support 988 & Mental Health Crisis Care

Mindful Philanthropy recently released a resource document on how funders can support 988 implementation within a broader crisis response system. This guide dives deeper into impactful opportunities for funders to support 988 implementation and crisis system reform, with a keen eye toward state and local action.

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Philanthropy and Youth Mental Health

Irfan Hasan, deputy vice president for grants at The New York Community Trust, recently authored an opinion piece on philanthropy’s role in addressing youth mental health.

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MetroWest Health Foundation’s Adolescent Health Survey

The MetroWest Health Foundation recently released the results from its 2021 MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey, a biennial survey of middle and high school students in the 25-region served by the foundation. Survey findings found that rates of vaping and marijuana use have declined but mental health issues and cyberbullying have increased.

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Latest Resources

Reports

The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation: October 2021

The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation recently released a new report, “Opening the Door to Behavioral Health Open Access in Massachusetts: A Look at the Experience and Opportunities to Support Implementation.”

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Out of the Shadows: Bringing Inclusion to the World of Mental Health

The New York Community Trust recently issued a Spotlight on Mental Health brief summarizing some of the foundation’s work to advance the behavioral health field over the years.

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Requests for Proposals

FORE: August 2021

FORE (Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts) will provide grant support for specific projects that aim to improve, expand, and/or scale evidence-based family-, school-, and/or community-based prevention services for children and families, particularly for those at highest risk.

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Requests for Proposals

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation: August 2021

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation announced two upcoming funding opportunities for nonprofits in Massachusetts.

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Requests for Proposals

FORE : June 2021

This RFP targets projects which can explore and/or evaluate new “outside-the-box” ideas, bring together approaches from several diverse fields and engage multi-disciplinary, cross-sector teams to solve some of the most intractable problems with the nation’s opioid crisis.

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Dying from Drugs: A New Look at Overdose Deaths in the U.S.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on people living with substance use disorder. The NIHCM Foundation recently released a new infographic with analysis of the latest data and trends for overdose deaths.

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Reports

Maine Health Access Foundation: April 2021

A new data brief developed with the University of Southern Maine presents an analysis of barriers to behavioral health care for adults in Maine and sheds light on the impact socioeconomic disparities have on Maine people’s ability to obtain and afford timely behavioral health services.

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Requests for Proposals

Montana Healthcare Foundation: April 2021

The call for proposals funds projects that fall within three broad focus areas: Partnerships for Better Health, American Indian Health, and Behavioral Health. To be considered, projects from eligible organizations must meet our selection criteria.

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Defeating the Deadly Double: Depression and Diabetes

Inadequate access to mental health services, diabetes, and obesity are the top-ranked critical service gaps in virtually all community health needs assessments conducted by local health departments and nonprofit hospitals throughout Virginia. Diabetes and depression are also among the top three conditions treated in Virginia’s health safety net organizations.

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