National Schizophrenia and Psychosis Awareness Day will be marked across Canada tomorrow, May 24th. We thought we would do our part to raise awareness of schizophrenia, psychosis and all mental health issues by focusing today’s Opportunity Watch in that area. While not necessarily specific to schizophrenia, these funders are interested in supporting mental health initiatives and projects.
Bell is one of the larger funders in the mental health arena. Their Let’s Talk initiative was announced in 2010, and includes multi-year commitments to mental health initiatives across Canada and an annual day of action to raise awareness. The Let’s Talk Community Fund provides grants from $5,000 to $50,000 to organizations, hospitals and agencies that support mental health initiatives across Canada. Visit their website in January 2014 for the next round of funding.
The Echo Foundation, formerly the EJLB Foundation, offers mental health grants for organizations located either in Montreal or Toronto and which provide frontline services to improve the quality of life of persons suffering from mental health problems. Eligible projects include include drop-in centres, residential facilities, reinsertion programs, family support services and pilot projects with the potential of promoting better care and services to vulnerable persons with serious and persistent mental health problems. Applications are reviewed quarterly. Visit their website for a full list of documents to include with your letter of intent.
The Fondation Carmand Normand has an interest in funding projects that support mental health, addiction and suicide prevention in Quebec’s adolescents. Applications are reviewed quarterly and must include the application form.
This is just a small selection of the over 300 funders in Fundtracker that support the mental health of Canadians. Call us today at 1-888-406-2524 for a personalized demonstration and we’ll show you how easy it is to bring your prospect research efforts to the next level.